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Art + Design

Discovering a world of creativity

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At Art + Design EDUcamp, you’ll be immersed the creative world—and gain a foundation for a future career too.  

You can tailor your experience by choosing from 20 different workshops:

  • Abstract Embroidery
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Assemblage Sculpture
  • Colored Pencil Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Construction
  • Fashion Design
  • Illustration
  • Inkle Weaving
  • Model Building for Interior Design
  • Monotype Printmaking
  • Oil Painting
  • Papermaking & Marbling
  • Package Design
  • Pottery
  • SketchUp for Interior Design
  • Stained Glass
  • Tapestry Weaving
  • The Art of Photography

Workshops are assigned Sunday evening according to studio capacity, seniority, and interest. Campers get to visit workshop displays and talk with the instructors before making their choices.

At the end of the week we'll showcase the art that you and your fellow campers have created, along with a brief awards presentation. Your family and friends are welcome to attend!

General Information


When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Welcome Center.

There will be an evening service, meal and Art + Design session on Sunday evening that you won’t want to miss!

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest that you plan your arrival time before 4 p.m. on Sunday. We offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the GSP International Airport as well as the Greenville Amtrak and Greyhound stations. You can request a shuttle on the online registration form.

All day campers need to check in on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. (There will be evening activities.) For the rest of the week (Monday–Friday), day campers may be dropped off at the Welcome Center each morning based on the start time given in the schedule.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule, room assignment (for those staying overnight) and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

After receiving your materials, overnight campers can head to the residence hall to get settled in.

Day campers will have some free time in The Den until camp officially begins!

When to Depart

Day campers may be picked up each day at 7:45 p.m. at the Welcome Center. On Wednesday campers will enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Art + Design Camp will end on Friday after the Student Showcase at 11:30 a.m. in the Exhibition Corridor in the Sargent Art Building. All parents and family members are welcome to attend the brief ceremony.

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest that you make your departure time at least two hours following the end of camp.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Campers should bring a Bible, notebook and pencil for daily Bible challenges and devotional sessions.

Warm clothes for working in air conditioned studios.

Overnight campers should bring bedding (either a sleeping bag or bedding for a twin bed), pillow, flip flops/shower shoes, towels and toiletries.

Phones may be used at any time during the week of camp. A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

We provide all materials for Art + Design Camp. Campers may bring a paint smock and any art supplies they would like (sketchbooks, pencils, pens, etc.).

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for the loss of money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

Depending on the mediums encountered, clothes/aprons/smocks that can get paint/ink/clay/glue on them are recommended.

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Clothing with a low neckline in front or back should not be worn (tank tops are not appropriate). The midriff area should be covered at all times (including when sitting down or bending over). For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear.


Meals will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Overnight campers will stay in the residence halls along with the other participants in the camp. Camp counselors will be on each hall.

Day Campers

  • Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.
  • Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.
  • Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

Camp Director

Chris Barnhart

Chris Barnhart

Mr. Chris Barnhart worked in the graphic design industry for 17 years before joining the faculty of BJU. After earning BS and MA degrees in graphic design, he worked professionally as a graphic designer and gained experience in retail, manufacturing, marketing, non-profit and healthcare industries. Mr. Barnhart endeavors to encourage students to follow Christ, and he has a burden to see young people with a God-shaped character serving Him with their lives.

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