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Interested in a career in health sciences? Health Sciences EDUcamp is a great way to explore your options. Every day you’ll take a field trip to tour facilities, talk with professionals and participate in an activity or experiment related to that particular field of health science.

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.

General Information


When to Arrive

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

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.

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.

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.


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

Melanie Schell

Melanie Schell

Mrs. Melanie Schell recently joined the BJU faculty, teaching nutrition in the Department of Biology. She received a BS in Family and Consumer Science Education from Bob Jones University and a MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Liberty University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Mrs. Schell has many years of experience in the food service industry, working most recently as the assistant manager and nutrition coordinator with Aramark at BJU Dining Services. This practical experience has enabled her to focus, not just on the scientific element of the field, but also on the day to day cognitive processes that determine our food choices. Mrs. Schell is passionate about sharing knowledge and then seeing her students putting that knowledge into use, both personally and professionally.

Amy Hicks

Amy Hicks

Dr. Amy Hicks runs the Health Sciences internship project and teaches courses such as global health and population health management that prepare students to act as missionaries to the neediest around us—locally and globally. She also teaches biochemistry to students interested in pursuing medicine or biomedical research.

Dr. Hicks earned a PhD in biochemistry from Wake Forest School of Medicine where she also completed two postdoctoral positions in cancer immunology research. Next, she co-founded an educational networking association to facilitate collaboration among biomedical research industries in North Carolina. Then, in order to make her degree more practical to community health, she earned a Master of Public Health from Liberty University. Her work here at Bob Jones University gives her the privilege of working with many area public health organizations to provide our students with volunteer and internship opportunities in the community. These experiences help prepare the students for graduate studies or careers in many fields of community health.

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