Diversity at Camp Narnia

Camp Narnia is open to all campers, regardless of background. One of our guiding principles is to be an open and welcoming place for all. Our camp is not based in any religion, or associated with any faith based or political organization, and we make an effort to be a comfortable place for everybody.  As a team, we recognize that diversity and acceptance are only possible if we actively work towards inclusion, empathy and understanding in every aspect of our work.

Some of the things we do at camp to encourage diversity are:

  • We provide for specialized diets, whether for reasons of allergy, religious diet, or lifestyle choice (vegetarian / vegan)
  • We provide disability friendly washrooms, and private changing spaces for shy campers
  • We regularly adapt our program to fit the needs of campers with disabilities, and believe in fully integrating disabled campers into our cabin groups
  • We strive to have a diverse staff team, and include diversity training as a core element of staff training each summer

If you have any questions or concerns about your child fitting in at camp, or the camp’s ability to provide for your child’s specific needs, please contact the camp directors on [email protected].

Gender at Camp Narnia

Our camp is very welcoming to transgendered campers, and we are very willing to help arrange circumstances so those campers feel safe in their cabin, comfortable with their peers, and supported and accepted by the staff. We feel proud and honoured that many transgender and gender non-binary campers have chosen our camp, and we work extra hard to support them to have an amazing experience.

For logistical reasons, we have had to organize our online registration system to show separate programs for boys and girls. For reasons of facilities, staffing, sleeping arrangements and being able to meet the needs of our campers, we need to have a firm idea of how many male and female campers are registering. Cabins in the cabin circle are divided into cabins of boys (with a male counselor), and cabins with girls (with a female counselor). Teens function as a single group for all genders, with a mixed team of staff, and have separate private spaces for sleeping, changing, and washrooms.

All campers get to experience the same program of activities, and have the same opportunities at camp.

When registering a transgendered camper, please register them in the “boys” or “girls” program based on what member of staff they will be most comfortable being placed with. We encourage parents to get in touch with the camp directors to help make arrangements that fit your child’s needs.