ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Meet our Administrative Team, who is responsible for planning and ensuring the smooth running of SFU Camps.

Jason Stockley, Camps Manager

For more than 20 years, Jason has been working with Recreation & Athletics at Simon Fraser University.  After working in SFU Rec Sports for a number of years, Jason joined the camps team as Camps Manager where he has been for the past 18 years. A fun fact about Jason is that he was a part of the original Vancouver Canucks Ice Promotion Team!

On Working at SFU Camps: “I love seeing campers get excited about the University experience after having a great time at SFU Camps. I also love seeing former campers who decide to give back as volunteers, gain great work experience as instructors, or even begin their professional careers as a programmer.”

 

Curtis Lau, Camps Coordinator

Curtis is a graduate of Simon Fraser University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Health Sciences. Curtis brings over 13 years of camp experience as a lifeguard, aquatics camp instructor, and as a former Head Programmer. His favourite water-based activities include dragon boating, swimming, and snorkeling. On land, Curtis enjoys trying out new restaurants, travelling, and cheering on his favourite sports teams.

Favourite Camp Memory: Coming Soon

Ashley Osachuk, Head Programmer of Human Resources

Ashley graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Minor in Kinesiology. This is Ashley's 4th year with SFU Camps. She is passionate about providing campers, staff, and volunteers with a fun and rewarding summer experience. Outside of camp, Ashley's hobbies include playing rugby, eating snacks, and watching football.

Favourite Camp Memory: "When I was the Head Instructor for Leadership, a bunch of campers cried on their last day because they didn't want to leave. While it was sad to see them so upset, it made me feel happy knowing that they had such an enjoyable week."

 

 

Justin Chui, Head Programmer of Volunteers

Justin is a graduate from the Kinesiology program at The University of British Columbia where he concentrated his studies in Physical Education and Health. This is Justin's 6th year with SFU Camps and he brings years of experience as a badminton coach and holds several coaching certifications. As a prospective teacher, Justin enjoys powerlifting, food and nutrition, and giving back to his community as a volunteer badminton coach for a local high school. He is committed to creating an enthusiastic and motivated volunteer team at SFU Camps.

Favourite Camp Memory: As a Computer Camp Head Instructor, I mentored two volunteers to both individually teach an entire lesson by themselves. They both performed amazingly and were very receptive to feedback. This was a significant moment for me as a mentor, leader, and future teacher. I can't wait to work with all our volunteers to grow and develop their skills.

Michelle Jung, Head Programmer of Staff & Program Development

Michelle graduated from The University of British Columbia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Sciences and Bachelor of Education. This is Michelle’s 9th year with SFU Camps. She brings years of experience as a SFU Camps instructor, coach, and educator. Michelle enjoys working with kids so much that during the off-camp season, she spends the year as a Kindergarten teacher with the Vancouver School Board. In her free time, Michelle enjoys photography, binge watching HGTV, searching the city for the best sushi, and watching musicals.

On Working at SFU Camps: “Over the years, I have found it very rewarding to watch as former campers become volunteers, and as former volunteers become instructors. It makes me feel proud to know that our programs have such a lasting impact and it's such a celebration to see our volunteers and staff grow as leaders.”

Waverley Jang, Head Programmer of Camp & Educational Services

Waverley graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of General Studies in Education and will be entering PDP (Professional Development Program) at SFU in September 2020. She is an aspiring elementary school teacher. With 3 years of SFU Camps experience under her belt, Waverley is excited to embark on her 4th summer with SFU Camps. Her goal is to continue to create an unforgettable summer for participants, parents, staff, and volunteers! An interesting fact about Waverley is that she shares water related names with her dogs. Her current dog is named Ocean, her past dog was named Tsunami, and Waverley’s nickname is Wave.

Favourite Camp Memory: “When I was an instructor, I loved talking and building connections with our international campers. One week, a bunch of visiting campers wanted to take a photo with me as a souvenir to show their family back home. I love being apart of such a rich and memorable experience for our campers!”

Jason Roh, Head Programmer of Facilities & Finance

Jason attended Simon Fraser University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has worked at SFU Camps for 4 years and brings knowledge from his experiences as a physiotherapy coach and integration support worker. Jason enjoys keeping active by hitting the gym and swimming. To relax and recharge, Jason loves watching movies and playing Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch.

Favourite Camp Memory: “When I was an instructor for Mini-University, a camper drew a cartoon of me with very thin stick legs. He drew an arrow to the legs and wrote ‘Jason skips leg day’! I can always count on the kids to give me a good laugh.”

Charity Chan, Head Programmer of International Camps

Charity attended Simon Fraser University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Originally a volunteer with SFU Rec Sports and Health & Wellness Assistant at SFU Recreation, Charity joined SFU Camps 4 years ago. Charity’s hobbies include singing, playing the guitar, babysitting her adorable nephew Theo, and scouting Vancouver for the best laksa.

Favourite Camps Memory: “When I was an instructor, one of my volunteers came up to me very concerned. She told me that she had forgotten to nominate me for staff of the week and that she felt terrible. I told her not to worry about it; but the following week, she gave me a hand-written letter saying how much she appreciated all my help and mentorship. I still have their letter.”

Cloudia Rodriguez, Assistant Programmer

Cloudia is a 2nd year Bachelor of Science in Psychology Honours student at the University of Ottawa. She is an aspiring pediatric clinical psychologist. Cloudia is an active volunteer in the health care community, volunteering weekly at a local hospital. This summer will be Cloudia's 4th year as part of the SFU Camps team, having started as a volunteer and Leadership student. Driven by her passion for working with youth, Cloudia continues to return each summer. Her goal is to provide a fun and welcoming environment for campers, volunteers, families, and staff. 

Fun Facts: Cloudia's favourite movie is Lilo & Stitch; she cheers loudly for the Toronto Raptors she cheers for the Toronto Raptors, and goes by the nickname 'Cloud' while at camp.

Alexa Kaweski, Assistant Programmer

Alexa gradiated with a Bachelor of Arts student from Wilfred Laurier University. She concentrated her education in Youth & Children Studies and Psychology. Drawing on her experiences working in daycamps, recreation programs, and as a classroom volunteer, Alexa is excited to spend a 3rd summer wtih SFU Camps. 

Fun Facts: Outside of school and camp, Alexa enjoys reading, crocheting, adventuring with friends, and staying active. In the summer, she plays Australian Football (Aussie Rules) and helps her mom take care of the family cats and chickens.

Amanda Cordeiro, Assistant Programmer

Amanda is a 4th year student at Simon Fraser University, where she is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences. She is focusing her studies in History, with a certificate in Criminology. Amanda has a passion for giving back to her community. She currently works as a tutor for Canadian newcomers (K-12) and was previously an Emergency Response Worker at a local women’s shelter. This will be Amanda's 3rd summer with SFU Camps and she is excited to continue to be a part of the dynamic camp atmosphere. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, soccer, being outdoors, and reading. 

Favourite Camp Memory: “As an instructor, I loved playing riddle games with my campers. It was always fun watching them try to figure out the patterns and tricks to each game. One camper in particular was stuck on a riddle for the entire two weeks of Pre-University Camp. She came up to me every day with a new answer to the riddle. On the final day of camp (with a big hint) she figured it out! She returned the following year with two riddles of her own for me to try and learn.” 

Melissa Illing, Assistant Programmer

Melissa attended Carleton University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Minor in History. She is currently a Teacher Candidate in PDP (Professional Development Program) at Simon Fraser University. She is a future secondary school math teacher. From volunteer to staff, Melissa uses her 6 years of experience at SFU Camps to foster passion and growth in campers, volunteers, and staff. She enjoys spending her free time playing games with friends and staring at the moon. 

Favourite Camp Memory: “My favourite moments at camp are the bittersweet ones end of the week. Everyone knows each other and the day feels too short. I love seeing friendships develop, experiences that can't be forgotten, and the confidence in my volunteers and staff. Also when a camper was using a lunch container for a waterbottle...it was not leakproof - I will never forget that!"