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Bob Jones University

Nursing

Nursing camp is full for this year, but you can be added to the waiting list.

Wondering if God is calling you to be a nurse? Get a glimpse of this challenging yet fulfilling career through Nursing EDUcamp. You’ll learn basic nursing skills from vital signs to aseptic technique, tour healthcare facilities, participate in realistic simulations and more. Throughout the week, your instructors will help you develop a biblical worldview of nursing and demonstrate how you can glorify God through each new skill.

Activities

  • Tour healthcare facilities
  • Engage in medical simulations
  • Earn CPR and first aid certification
  • Attend workshops on professional opportunities, medical terminology and basic pharmacology

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.

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.

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

Megan Lanpher

Megan Lanpher

Mrs. Megan Lanpher began her career as a nurse in 2008 when she graduated from Western Carolina University with her BSN. She gained experience in critical care nursing while working in medical-surgical ICU, post anesthesia care, and ER for several years as well as in home health and orthopedics. Since graduation from Vanderbilt University in 2012 with an MSN, she worked as an acute care nurse practitioner in a local nephrology practice before coming to teach at BJU.

Kathryn Wampole

Kathryn Wampole

Miss Kathryn Wampole worked in business administration for 15 years before she decided to pursue a career in nursing. She has nursing degrees from University of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University. Her nursing experience before coming to teach at BJU includes High Risk Antepartum/Labor & Delivery, NICU, and In-patient Oncology and Palliative Care PRN. She is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with hopes of completing in by December 2018.