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Bob Jones University

Bug Biodiversity: EDUcamp Jr.

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Insects and spiders are all around us and contribute to our well-being and pain every day. Learn how to collect and identify insects and spiders from different habitats such as fields, forests, streams, lakes and urban areas. You’ll take home your collections and collecting kit. Campers will compete for the best insect collections. Learn the life cycles and behavior of insects and spiders and cultivate a deeper appreciation of how these cool critters point to an incredible Creator.

Activities

  • Collect and Identify insects and spiders
  • Learn insect and spider anatomy and how it relates to the way they live
  • Conduct behavior experiments with spiders and insects
  • Learn the study of insects and spiders through a biblical worldview

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Monday between 8-8:30 a.m. at the BJA elementary school for 2nd-5th graders and at the BJA middle school for 6th-8th grade.

Drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the BJA elementary school for 2nd-5th graders and at the BJA middle school for 6th-8th grade.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the BJA elementary school for 2nd-5th graders and at the BJA middle school for 6th-8th grade on Monday. Camp staff will meet you and give the camp T-shirt as well as share a schedule for the week.

When to Depart

Pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the BJA elementary school for 2nd-5th graders and at the BJA middle school for 6th-8th grade. (this includes Friday)

What to Bring

What to Bring

All supplies needed for camp will be provided unless otherwise noted in each specific camp information.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

What to wear

Long athletic shorts, jeans or pants, and T-shirts are the normal camp attire. Tennis shoes are recommended. Swimsuits for girls should be one-piece garments. Water activities will occur depending upon the week's schedule.

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

Dr. David Boyd

Dr. David Boyd

David Boyd holds a PhD from Clemson University in entomology. His graduate work focused on the biological control of insects and function of digestive enzymes and mouthpart morphology in predacious and herbivorous insects. Before coming to BJU, he was a research entomologist for the USDA Agriculture Research Service.

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