About UBC Camps

We believe youth should experience the positive benefits of recreation and the opportunity to build confidence, social, and life skills through tailored camps programming. We strive to ensure that each and every participant in a UBC Camps program has an exciting, educational and memorable experience. We are aware that camp experiences remain with individuals long into their adult years, making it vitally important that we ensure each and every one of our camp programs is delivered at highest possible quality.

Meet Our Team

Michael Carroll – Manager, UBC Camps

Michael attended the University of New Brunswick where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and his Bachelor of Education. After working with UNB for a number of years in event management, and teaching high school physical education and mathematics in Prince Edward Island, Michael traveled west to combine his two passions and is now the Manager of Sport and International Camps with UBC Athletics and Recreation. Favourite Camp Memory: “I know this isn’t a specific answer, but I always love seeing our team of instructors create supportive and safe environments where campers can learn, explore, and have fun! Without our outstanding instructors UBC Camps wouldn’t exist!”

Emily Jacobson – Coordinator, UBC Camps

Emily is a graduate from the University of Toronto, majoring in Gender Studies and Equity Studies, and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at the University of British Columbia. Bringing years of experience working in day camp, overnight camp, after-school and drop-in settings, working as the Camps Coordinator at UBC enables her to do what she loves most: creating positive and engaging experiences for children and youth! Favourite Camp Memory: “My favourite memories are witnessing campers who start out shy or uncertain come out of their shell. I think this transition really represents the power of camp: improved confidence, self-esteem and relationships skills.”

Adrian Greszata – Coordinator, Aquatics Centre Camps

Adrian attended the University of Toronto for a degree in Child Psychology. After running the aquatic department for a private company for 5 years that taught swim and bike camps, Adrian found his new home at the UBC Aquatic Centre. With over 15 years in aquatics, Adrian still has the same passion for teaching, mentoring and swimming as he did when he started.

Favourite Camp Memory: “I don’t really have a favourite specific memory but I love seeing our instructors develop from fresh faces teaching their first classes to how they mature by the end of the summer and can handle any situation.”

Christina Donnelly – Coordinator, Thunderbird Sport Clubs

Christina graduated from the University of British Columbia 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environment & Sustainability. She was a dual sport athlete, competing in women’s soccer and alpine skiing for the UBC Thunderbirds. Christina has worked previously at the University in Student Development and Athletics & Recreation. In taking on the role of Sport Club Coordinator with UBC Recreation, Christina is thrilled to be able to support student athletes both in the classroom and in their respective sport environments!

Favourite Camp Memory: “I love seeing youth develop physical literacy throughout their time at camp! Seeing children develop a positive relationship with physical education and sport is so inspiring. It takes me back to my time as a camper where I really developed a love for all sports and working with others in teams!”

Chris Rumary – Coordinator, Fitness Programs

Bio coming soon!

Favourite Camp Memory: Coming soon!

Georgia Carswell Head Instructor

Georgia will be going into her fifth year at the University of British Columbia. She will be completing her Kinesiology degree with a minor in Psychology. Georgia is one of the Head Instructors this summer, and this will be her third year with UBC Camps. Throughout her undergrad, Georgia has worked with youth as both a coach with UBC Active Kids, and a Support Worker with Canucks Autism Network. Her experience with youth and the time she has spent with UBC Camps makes for the perfect combination, and results in her ability to create a fun experience for campers. This season, she is looking forward to providing a fun and memorable camp experience for kids. 

Micayla Keiver Head Instructor

Micayla graduated this spring with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography from the University of British Columbia. In September, she will begin her Bachelor of Education at the University of British Columbia to pursue a career as an Elementary French Immersion Teacher. Micayla is one of the Head Instructors this year, and works hard to ensure that camps run smoothly. Micayla has over eight years of experience working with youth as a Gymnastics Instructor, Inclusion Support Worker, and Children’s Empowerment Course Facilitator. She is excited to use her past experience to help organize an awesome summer full of great memories for both campers and instructors.

Emma Rosado-Suarez Program Assistant: Marketing and Multimedia

Emma is going into her third year at the University of Toronto in the fall, and is specializing in History with a minor in Political Science. Emma is keen on using her past experience in design and photography to create the best content possible for UBC Camps. She has worked as the Social Media Director for her university’s History Students Association over the past year, and has over three years of experience in digital media. Combining her passion for media and her love of summer camps, Emma is excited to create a fun and healthy atmosphere this summer, while capturing it all on camera.

Aaron Harpaz Special Projects Program Staff

Aaron is going into his fifth year at the University of British Columbia this fall, and will be completing his dual degree in Kinesiology and Education. Aaron’s role requires him to work closely with coaches to ensure that the camps run smoothly and safely, and can be as fun as possible. Aaron has an organized work ethic and a passion for education and working with youth, making UBC Camps the perfect place for him. As the summer approaches, he is most excited for all the learning curves, the hot temperatures, and providing a memorable experience for campers.

Katharis Yau Program Assistant: Customer Relations

Katharis is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Speech Sciences with a minor in French. This fall she will be continuing her studies at the University of British Columbia, and will be beginning her Bachelors of Education. This is her second year with UBC Camps as the Customer Relations Program Assistant, and her knowledge and insight on UBC Camps creates a perfect environment for all who may request her assistance. This summer, Katharis is looking forward to providing campers and parents with the best camp experience possible.

Oliver Hodda Program Assistant: Customer Relations Varsity

Oliver has recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of International Economics. This summer, he is returning for his second year as part of the UBC Camps Admin Team. His past experience at UBC Camps combined with his knowledge on customer relations creates a helpful atmosphere for those who may require his assistance. Oliver works closely with the rest of the team to ensure that campers stay safe and healthy this season, and is looking forward to continuing a healthy camp environment this summer.