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Bob Jones University

Entrepreneurship X

Changing the world through business

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Become a leader who makes a difference by serving others through the ministry of business. In this high-intensity week, you’ll develop business prowess and problem-solving skills, learn innovative solutions and then put them to the test.

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

  • Develop key business skills in the Academy Den—a creative real world business lab.
  • Tour innovative businesses in the greater Greenville area.
  • Network and learn from inspirational Christian business leaders and faculty.
  • Build your network of trusted advisors to help steer your future career.
  • Put your business skills to the test developing an innovative solution to a challenging business problem.
  • Learn how to pitch your ideas effectively to investors in a friendly Shark Tank.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.

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 Entrepreneurship 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 after the final scheduled event, and are encouraged to attend the Bruins Bash activity on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be evening activities every day.

Camp ends on Friday 12:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to purchase lunch and attend the Award Ceremony from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common.

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 laptop, Bible, notebook and pencil for daily Bible challenges and devotional sessions, and attire for a business presentation.

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.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for the loss of 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 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 Directors

Adele Dunn

Adele Dunn

Dr. Adele Dunn is an experienced academic entrepreneur who has worked extensively with international business startups and business leaders to inspire innovation and change. A senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and business researcher, she has published widely in the area of innovation networks. Dr. Dunn teaches marketing and business at BJU.

Al Carper

Al Carper

Mr. Al Carper holds an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University. He teaches in BJU’s School of Business sharing the skills he gained at a Fortune 500 company and as a banker. He loves working with his students as they prepare themselves to serve in the “ministry of business.”

Mr. Carper was a business manager in the U.S. Navy’s Supply Corps, rising to the rank of Commander before retiring in 2009. While serving as a naval logistician, he played key logistical roles in the Global War on Terror. For six years, he served as Bob Jones University’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer.

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