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Criminal Justice

Learning how to keep communities safe

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Experience the world of criminal justice from the perspective of law enforcement. See what it’s like in a police academy, investigate cases and reconstruct accident scenes. You’ll also get hands-on experience in handcuffing and self-defense tactics while gaining a new appreciation for the criminal justice system.

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.

Activities

  • Observe SWAT team training.
  • Gain hands-on training in defensive tactics.
  • Experience mock traffic stop training.
  • Tour a courtroom and the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.

Sample Schedule

Day Session TopicsDress
Monday K9/SWAT Demo
Camp T-shirt, jeans
Firearms Training
Tuesday Sherriff’s Dive TeamLoose fitting, dark clothes
Accident ReconstructionCamp T-shirt, jeans
Wednesday Crime Scene InvestigationT-shirt or casual shirt, jeans
Hostage Rescue Exercise
Thursday Field TripCollared shirt, jeans or khakis
Friday Static Vehicle Display on CampusT-shirt, jeans or khakis
Graduation and CertificatesCollared shirt and khakis

General Information

Arrival/Departure

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 Criminal Justice 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.

Day campers should be dropped off at 6:15 a.m. each morning (Monday–Friday) behind the Davis Field House for physical training.

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

Criminal Justice camp will end after graduation on Friday. Graduation will begin at noon in Levinson Hall (Welcome Center). Family members are encouraged to attend.

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

Day campers should be picked up at 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday campers will enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, from 7 to 9 p.m.

What to Bring

What to Bring

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

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

Day campers should bring personal shower items to clean up after morning physical training.

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 as well as Thursday’s field trip. We will be going to Columbia to visit the police academy and State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) headquarters.

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

What to Wear

Appropriate gym clothing will be required for daily physical training exercises in the morning.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team will be with us on Tuesday morning.

Campers will need loose-fitting, dark clothing if they would like to get in the pool with the divers.

Evening practical exercises as scheduled will be in T-shirts and jeans.

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.

Accommodations

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

Mike Wilkie

Mike Wilkie

Dr. Mike Wilkie is a retired police chief with a total of 25 years in law enforcement. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, served as a civilian law enforcement observer at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and was selected to the Georgia-Israel Law Enforcement Exchange in 2009. He is also a certified firearms instructor with the National Rifle Association, past president of the South Carolina Chiefs of Police Association, and past executive board member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

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