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.”

Chris Rumary – Coordinator, Fitness Programs

Bio coming soon!

Favourite Camp Memory: Coming soon!

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.