Nikki Mallow is no newcomer to working in sport or with kids, so it’s no surprise that she felt at home working for two summers with UBC Camps.
“I graduated this past year (May 2018) from Kinesiology and will be starting my Masters in September (September 2018). I also played on the Women’s Varsity Rugby team, and it was great being a student athlete at UBC”.
As a veteran day-camp instructor, teaching everything from Flag Football, to Track and Field, Nikki felt comfortable working with kids, but learned that a large part of her role with UBC Camps was working with parents. “I gained valuable experience and learned how to conduct myself professionally, and effectively communicate what parents want to know about their child’s day at camp.”
Favourite Memory as a Day Camp Instructor:
“I was working with one camp with younger kids, Bike Hike, and one little boy was so shy that he didn’t speak to me at all for the entire camp. Then on the last day, he came up and gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for a fun week. It was so cute. It was fun to see, that while kids are shy, they’ll still have a lot of fun at camp.”