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Bob Jones University

Criminal Justice

Learning how to keep communities safe

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Experience the world of criminal justice from the perspective of law enforcement. See what it’s like in a police academy, investigate cases and reconstruct accident scenes. You’ll also get hands-on experience in handcuffing and self-defense tactics while gaining a new appreciation for the criminal justice system.

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

  • Observe SWAT team training.
  • Gain hands-on training in defensive tactics.
  • Experience mock traffic stop training.
  • Observe courtroom proceedings and tour the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.
  • Camp will end after graduation at noon on Friday in Levinson Hall (Welcome Center). Family members are encouraged to attend.

Sample Schedule

Day Activity Attire
Monday K9/SWAT Demo Camp T-shirt, jeans
Self-Defense training session Camp T-shirt, jeans
Tuesday Sheriff's Dive Team Loose fitting, dark clothes
Accident Reconstruction Camp Camp T-shirt, jeans
Wednesday Crime Scene Investigation T-shirt or casual shirt, jeans
Hostage Rescue Exercise T-shirt or casual shirt, jeans
Thursday Field Trip to SC Criminal Justice Academy and the State Law Enforcement Division Collared shirt, jeans or khakis
Friday Static Vehicle Display on Campus T-shirt, jeans or khakis
Graduation and Certificates Collared shirt and khakis

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

T-shirts, jeans, loose-fitting dark clothes for activities. Collared shirt and khakis for field trips and graduation. Modest shorts to the top of the knee are acceptable for certain activities. For the dive team session, please wear shorts and t-shirts over your swimsuits and swim goggles are highly recommended.

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp 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 to check in. 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

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

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.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Girls: One-piece swimsuit or two-piece swimsuit covering the midriff are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Guys: Swim trunks are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

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

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

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

Larry McKeithan

Larry McKeithan

Larry McKeithan earned his bachelor of Criminal Justice from BJU in 1995. He served as a police officer in Reidsville, North Carolina, until August 2001 when he became a campus police officer at BJU. He has completed more than 870 hours of law enforcement training and is certified as a Specific Skills Instructor, a BID Instructor and a Firearms Instructor through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. He maintains his law enforcement certification in both North and South Carolina.

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