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Bob Jones University

Young Writers

Making writing fun

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Explore different forms of writing, interact with real authors and collaborate with other students. By the end of the week, you’ll be amazed at all the writing you’ve accomplished! And you’ll be prepared to take your ideas home to continue writing on your own.

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

  • Experiment with many types of writing, including creative fiction and persuasive writing, as well as formats you’ll find in careers
  • Develop your word skills
  • Meet authors and publishing staff
  • Explore places that help writers create
  • Use different technologies that help you write
  • Make your own compilation of writings

Sample Schedule

Day Session Topics
Monday Free and Easy: Breaking Free with Words
Weave Words Well with Webs
TuesdayGenre Junction: Learning about Writing Choices
Creating Characters with Character
Wednesday Real World Writing: Hearing from the Experts
Get the Scoop: Reporting Real News
Thursday Expressing Your Written Words Aloud
Friday Continuing On My Own, What Now?


General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Monday between 8 and 9 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

Drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center

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 and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center (this includes Friday)

What to Bring

What to Bring

A list of writing ideas, a notebook and something to write with, and a list of your favorite authors.

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 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

Lunch 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.

Camp Director

Christy Hand

Christy Hand

Mrs. Christy Hand is a middle school English teacher and the middle school library director at Bob Jones Academy. She has been a speaker at a number of conferences for teachers about language, literature, communication and technology.

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