Our Volunteers

Ibreez Asaria

What was the best thing about volunteering at SFU camps? What makes you want to continue volunteering here?

"The best thing about volunteering at SFU Camps was being a part of a team of young professionals who taught me to become a confident leader. I will never forget the countless hours spent planning activities with my fellow volunteers and leading games with enthusiasm. From taking campers to the vending machine to initiating a came of Capture the Flag, the SFU Camps experience gave me every possible opportunity to excel as a critical thinker and a fun leader. The thought of being able to influence youth in a positive and constructive manner by acting as a role model is what makes me want to continue to volunteer, and the opportunity to grow my professionalism and patience keeps me excited."

Feature Posted: April 27th, 2018

Connor Wilson 

Connor spent 4 weeks of last summer volunteering in Camps Out trippers, H20 Wonders, Clan Kids and Clan Sports! Throughtout the course of his weeks at Camps, Connor became a great leader and example for his fellow volunteers. 

Feature Posted: April 13th, 2018

Vanessa Scrimini

What is the most important message you have learned while volunteering SFU Camps? What has stuck with you the most?

"Learning and practicing leadership and communication skills at SFU Camps is a lot of fun.  Volunteering to work with campers is a very rewarding experience. I met some great campers, volunteers and staff. I look forward to returning!" 

Feature Posted: April 5th, 2018

Carol Li 

Why did you start volunteering with SFU camps?

"From a young age, I valued being able to help others through instructing. Thus, I wanted to use the knowledge I acquired during school to help others learn more about topics they didn’t know about or were interested in. SFU Camps was a great way to fill my work experience hours and do these things."

Feature Posted: March 29th, 2018

Chloe Heisler

What was the best thing about volunteering at SFU Camps?

"The best part of camp, was the relationships I developed with the kids and the lasting friendships I made with the other volunteers."

Feature Posted: March 22nd, 2018

 

Kylie Karoway

Overall, what is the most important message you have learned while volunteering at SFU Camps? What has volunteering made you realize? 

"Through my four weeks volunteering with SFU I learnt how to be confident. When I started volunteering I was hesitant to be stern with campers and voice my opinions. By week four I was able to establish a mix between being my bubbly self and still be productive when helping campers. Volunteering helped me realize how much the campers look up to youth my age. After a few short hours campers become attached to you and want to be just like you. Having the opportunity to be a positive role model to the campers was amazing. The bonds I made with the campers, staff and fellow volunteers are ones I will never forget."

Feature Posted: March 15th, 2018

Sarah Johnson 

What was the best thing about volunteering at SFU camps? What makes you want to continue volunteering here?

"The best part of volunteering with SFU Summer camps was receiving feedback from the staff. All the comments I received from the staff were incredibly beneficial to my leadership skills, and feedback that I received from the staff members I worked with was incredibly constructive. In addition, the staff are very experienced and show a great interest in all the campers lives. They do an amazing job of creating a safe and enjoyable camp environment." 

Feature Posted: March 8th, 2018

Gillian Eggeling

What is your favorite camp moment or experience?

"Two little girls came up to me during rec time and we connected instantly. Everyday for a week, they would specifically look for me and want to play. Their favorite thing is to play tag and catch me with a hula-hoop. I looked forward to seeing them everyday. I don’t think they actually knew my name, but I knew theirs"

Feature Posted: March 1st, 2018

Alvin Zhao

Overall, what is the most important message you have learned while volunteering at SFU
Camps? What has volunteering made you realize?

"The most important message I have learned while volunteering at SFU camps is to be positive. Usually in the morning, I am always excited to help out but once noon rolls around, I would feel tired and the positivity I would have in the morning would drain away. My instructors tell me to keep up the positivity and try to keep it during the afternoon. I was eventually able to keep my positivity rolling and it certainly helped out a lot while working with campers who were misbehaving. Volunteering has made me realize that I am an outgoing person because I am able to cooperate with other staff and volunteer members easily."

Feature Posted: February 22nd, 2018

 

Claire Scrimini 

What was the best thing about volunteering at SFU Camps?

"The best part of volunteering at SFU camps were the people. The campers were always so excited to see me and hugged me throughout the day. As well, the staff were excellent. I learned a great deal from them and they were encouraging and a lot of fun.  So, volunteering is not only a great learning experience, but also a memorable experience."

Feature Posted: February 15th, 2018

Sung Bin Yim

What was the most challenging part of your volunteer experience?

"The most challenging part of my volunteer experience was leading the whole entire camp for games because there is one or two of the volunteers and about 25 campers. Getting their attention as a whole group is difficult even with your voice raised if everyone is talking. Especially if you’re like me, who doesn’t like to speak loudly, it can be exceptionally hard." 

Feature Posted: February 8th, 2018

Miranda Sferra 

Why did you start volunteering with SFU camps? What drew your attention?

"When I was younger I was a camper at SFU Volleyball camp and I absolutely loved it. I was not the most skilled volleyball player when I first started the camp and struggled to perfect some basic techniques. Thankfully my instructors were very patient and my fellow campers were very supportive. I found out about the volunteer opportunity through my school and I wanted to give campers the same experience I received when I went to SFU Camps." 

Feature Posted: February 1st, 2018

Nathan Briggs

Overall, what is the most important message you have learned while volunteering at SFU Camps?

"The most important message I have learned volunteering at SFU is that it only takes a moment to make a difference and to make someone’s day better. Volunteering has made me realize that there are certain things you can only learn by going outside and experiencing, rather than staying at home with your books. This has stuck with me the most, as I have learned so much from volunteering that I could not have elsewhere."

Feature Posted: January 25th, 2018