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Bob Jones University

Sports Management

Combining business with sports

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If you love sports and want to know what goes on behind the scenes, explore this exciting field at Sports Management EDUcamp. You’ll discover the vast opportunities within the sports industry and learn the business skills it takes to run a professional team or organization.

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

  • Discover career opportunities in sports management.
  • Interact with professionals in the fields of broadcasting, coaching and marketing.
  • Visit professional sports organizations and businesses.
  • Simulate creating business plans for sport organizations.
  • Develop and improve communication and leadership skills through small group projects.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.  

Sample Schedule

Time Session
9 a.m.–noon Camp intro
Tour of athletic facilities
Intro to Sports Management
Noon Lunch
1–5 p.m. Media in Sports 
5 p.m. Dinner
6–7 p.m. Conducting a Press Conference

(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.

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 Sports Management 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.

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.

The Sports Management Camp will end on Friday at noon. Parents can pick up their campers at the Welcome Center

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 Director

Tony Miller

Tony Miller

Dr. Tony Miller, a graduate of the United States Sports Academy, is currently the program coordinator for the Sports Management program at BJU. Along with his teaching duties, he serves as the lifeguard manager, pool supervisor and also as an assistant coach for the BJU Bruins men’s basketball team. In addition to his work at BJU, Coach Miller is the social media manager for 323 Sports, an athletic apparel company in Garner, North Carolina.

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