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Bob Jones University

About Us

Mission Statement

BJU EDUCamp provides a friendly and fun summer program for campers to experience God, develop life skills and consider possible career pathways.

Core Values

As a Christian higher education institution committed to helping campers grow in Christlikeness, we…

  • Emphasize excellence and hold campers accountable to pursue it for the purpose of developing character.
  • Teach individuals to apply the Scriptures to practical Christian living.
  • Are steadfastly committed to remaining faithful to the biblical doctrine and principles in our founding charter.
  • Empower campers to explore their God-given potential.
  • Encourage campers to consider BJU as an option of higher education.

As a ministry of BJU, EDUcamp affirms the positions of Bob Jones University.

Leadership Team

Stephen Kopp

Stephen Kopp

Stephen Kopp serves as the overall EDUcamp Director at Bob Jones University and has been involved in camp ministry since he was a teenager. He and his wife, Jess, graduated from BJU in 2013 and went out to the Pacific Islands to serve as teachers and eventually administrate a school. They returned to the States in 2016 to help lead a small Christian school in Georgia before God allowed them to return to Greenville and serve at BJU once again.

Matthew Weathers

Matthew Weathers

Matthew Weathers serves as the Director of the Center for Leadership Development at BJU during the school year and on the EDUcamp Program Team during the summer. After graduating college, he moved to Asia and taught university business English, served as a vice-principal of a high school, directed English camps, and led colleagues in a small multi-national business that provided activities and made connections among college students. While there he also earned an MA in Cross-Cultural Studies from Northland International University and returned to BJU in 2014. He earned his PhD in Inter-Cultural Studies from Columbia International University in 2019.

Dave Orr

Dave Orr

Dave Orr serves as the BJU Welcome Center Manager and oversees a staff of 70 students who provide hospitality and service to BJU's guests. He has been working with the BJU summer camp programs since 1997 and enjoys seeing the impact our camps have on the high schoolers who attend.

Aaron Burk

Aaron Burk

Aaron Burk attended Bob Jones University and earned a BA in Youth Ministries and a Master of Divinity. While in graduate school, he and his wife, Whitney, began serving at Bethany Bible Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where Aaron was the youth pastor.  In 2002, they joined the staff of The Anchorage Camp where Aaron was the Program Director until the summer of 2020.  He joined the BJU staff in the fall of 2020 as the Assistant Men's Director of Student Life. 

Natalie Conn

Natalie Conn

Natalie graduated from Bob Jones University with a BS and MA in Biblical Counseling. She currently works at the University as an executive assistant in the Center for Leadership Development and assists in serving and discipling student leaders.

Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter serves as the University Host at BJU, coordinating guest visit experiences on campus and helping oversee the Welcome Center’s day-to-day operations. Andrew helps connects high school students with opportunities and experiences at BJU that help them picture and plan for their college years. Andrew holds a BS in Engineering and an MA in Communication Studies from BJU.

Jonny Gamet

Jonny Gamet

Jonny Gamet is the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Marketing for the BJU Bruins. He is involved with sponsorships, marketing, and strategic growth while also overseeing all aspects of communications for the department. Jonny also serves as the youth pastor of his local church in Greenville, South Carolina. His heart has always been to use sports to reach people with the Gospel and to mentor youth.