C. S. Lewis Foundation


Southwest Regional C.S. Lewis Retreat 2008

"Redeeming the Time:
Overcoming 'Screwtape' in our Everyday Lives"


Children's Program (Ages 7-12)


"Sailing The Dawn Treader: Learning from Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace"

Led by Andrew Lazo and Susan Jackson

For the fifth annual Children’s Track at Camp Allen, we’ll shift our focus from Prince Caspian to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, currently in production as the next movie in The Chronicles of Narnia series.  You’ll will find a familiar format—lots of in-class reading aloud of the book, focusing on practical lessons on what it means to believe in Aslan and act like it.  We’ll have memory verses, guest artists, creative activities based on the book—in fact, we’ll even let YOU be the director of the next Narnia movie, selecting a scene and making up how you think it should work.  We’ll also learn more about what it means to recognize Aslan in our everyday lives.

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On top of “Sailing The Dawn Treader,” you’ll enjoy all of the activities that Camp Allen has to offer – including crafts, nature walks, and optional activities like canoeing and horseback riding.  So get a copy of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, READ IT, and make your plans now to join us on Halloween weekend!  Oh yeah—there might well be some candy involved, especially if you wanna dress up as your favorite Narnian—anyone have a really good Reepicheep outfit in the back of their wardrobe?!?

See you there!

* NOTE TO PARENTS: Children's Track includes teaching on The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderPlease plan to have your child read the book in advance and bring a copy to the retreat .




Friday, 10/31
Saturday, 11/1
Sunday, 11/2
3:00 p.m. Check In begins
7:30 a.m. Breakfast with parents
7:30 a.m. Breakfast with parents
6:00 Dinner with parents
9:00-10:30 Morning Program for kids
9:00-11:00 Worship with parents
7:30-9:30 Evening program for kids
12:30 p.m. Lunch with parents
10:30-12:00 Morning program for kids
9:30 p.m. Reception (with parents) Halloween theme, costumes, and candy
1:30 Free afternoon (afternoon free time with parents until 4:15)
12:00 p.m. Lunch with parents
4:15 Afternoon program for kids - Nature studies with Camp Allen Staff (Note: this is an outdoor program; please send kids with tennis shoes)
  5:30 Dinner with parents  
  7:00-9:00 Evening program for kids - (please pick up kids by 9:00)  

* Children will have meals and will attend other conference sessions with adults, including Lamb’s Players Theatre performance.

* Schedule is subject to change.


Andrew LazoAndrew LazoA Ph.D. candidate in Modernist British literature at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Lazo is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow in the Humanities, as well as a visiting scholar at the Marion E. Wade Center (Wheaton, IL). He has published several articles and lectures widely on the works of Lewis and Tolkien. Upon receiving his doctorate, Lazo looks forward to lecturing at seminars and retreats across the country. He teaches composition at Houston Baptist University and has taught in and out of the university for several years. He has also taught a highly popular church-based adult education course, exploring the devotional aspects of The Chronicles of Narnia. He enthusiastically led the Children’s Track at the C.S. Lewis Foundation Southwest Regional Retreat at Camp Allen, Texas each year since 2004 and at the 2006 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Williams College, Massachusetts and 2007 Summer Conference in San Diego.


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