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Bob Jones University

Culinary

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Get a glimpse into the professional world of cooking at the Culinary EDUcamp! Start off with some basics like making doughs and fillings, and work your way up to smoking your own BBQ. Try new things and new techniques everyday. What’s the best part? You get to eat all of the wonderful foods that you create!

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

  • Learn how to make pasta from scratch.
  • Visit a local market to find fresh local ingredients to make a meal “Farm to Table.”
  • Make breakfast pastries.
  • Create desserts from scratch. 
  • Tour local downtown restaurants.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.

Sample Schedule

TimeSession
9 a.m–12 p.m. Sauces and salad dressing
Noon Lunch
12:30 p.m. Farm-to-table shopping and menu creation
2 p.m. Farm-to-table dinner prep
4:45 p.m. Dinner and discussion
5:30–6 p.m. Cleanup and dismissal 

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

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 Culinary Arts 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 may be dropped off at the Culinary Arts Building at 9 a.m., Monday–Friday.

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

The Culinary Arts Camp will end on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Parents can pick up their campers at the Culinary Arts Building.

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

Day campers may be picked up each day after the final scheduled event. 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.

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 the loss of money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

Kitchen: Because we are in a kitchen setting, it is important to dress appropriately. All campers should wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals) while in the kitchen. Please wear loose-fitting pants that can get greasy. We will also take a field trip that will include a fair amount of walking, so comfortable shoes should be considered.

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

Rob Hansen

Rob Hansen

Chef Rob Hansen has been working in food service since he was in high school. In addition to teaching Culinary Arts at BJU, he is also the executive chef of the luxury suites for the Greenville Drive.

Chef Hansen has recently competed in two cooking competitions. He won the Sausage Challenge sponsored by Lowe’s Foods at the 2016 Euphoria Festival as well as the BJU Culinary Challenge during the Homecoming festivities at BJU in October 2016.

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