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Bug Biodiversity

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t escape insects or spiders! At Bug Biodiversity camp, you’ll learn how to collect and identify insects and spiders from habitats like fields, forests, streams, lakes, and urban areas. You’ll compete with your fellow campers for the best insect collection, and then take your collection home along with your own collecting kit. Come see how these amazing creatures point to an incredible Creator.

At EDUcamp you’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help you develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.


  • Collect and Identify insects and spiders
  • Learn insect and spider anatomy and how it relates to the way they live
  • Conduct behavior experiments with spiders and insects
  • Learn the study of insects and spiders through a biblical worldview

General Information


When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Monday between 8 and 9 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

Drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center

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 and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center (this includes Friday)

What to Bring

What to Bring

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.

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

What to Wear

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 water war, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in the water war, please bring dark, loose clothing.


Lunch 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.

Camp Director

David Boyd

David Boyd

Dr. David Boyd holds a PhD from Clemson University in entomology. His graduate work focused on the biological control of insects and function of digestive enzymes and mouthpart morphology in predacious and herbivorous insects. Before coming to BJU, Dr. Boyd was a research entomologist for the USDA Agriculture Research Service.

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