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Learn from nurses who have practiced in a variety of settings as they share their personal testimonies and ways that the art and science of nursing have grown their faith. See how a career in a medical profession such as nursing opens opportunities to minister to people on both physical and spiritual levels. Fellowship with nurses and fellow campers outside of the classroom setting and encourage each other in a love for science, medicine and helping others.


  • Experience practice with clinical nursing skills such as vital signs, therapeutic communication, medication administration, CPR, first aid, as well as many others.
  • Learn from faculty who prepare our BJU nursing students in the fundamental sciences such as chemistry and A&P and interact with other members of the healthcare team
  • Learn how to interact as healthcare professionals.
  • Hear stories regarding emergency medicine from personnel and explore the equipment that they use daily.
  • Receive CPR certification.
  • Perform nursing skills in simulated clinical experiences using high fidelity manikins and medical equipment in our accredited Simulation Center

Sample Schedule

Monday 8:30–11:30 a.m. Vital Signs and Infection Control Lab
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–4:15 p.m. Sterile Technique and Wound Care Lab
4:30–5:30 p.m. Dinner
Tuesday 8:30–11:30 a.m. Injection Lab
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–4:15 p.m. Medication Administration Practice
4:30–5:30 p.m. Dinner
Wednesday 8:30–11:30 a.m. AHA CPR
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–4:15 p.m. First Aid
4:30–5:30 p.m. Dinner
Thursday 8:30–11:30 a.m. Simulation Introduction, Therapeutic Communication Workshop
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–4:15 p.m. Body Mechanics Lab & Healthcare Trivia 
4:30–5:30 p.m. Dinner
Friday 8:30–11:30 a.m. Simulation Escape Room

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

Campers are welcome to wear scrubs they purchase.
It is preferable that campers wear pants during nursing camp as they will often will be on the floor, on stretchers, etc.
Two waiver forms.

General Information


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.–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 7–9 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.

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

At EDUcamp, we want to create an environment that is appropriate and comfortable for all campers. In order to do this, we have a dress code that we ask all campers to abide by. Please review these guidelines to ensure that your camper's attire aligns with our camp standards:


  • Camper may wear loose-fitting shirts.
  • Sleeveless, midriff-bearing, or tight-fitting shirts are not permitted.


  • Shorts that approach the knee are acceptable.
  • Loose-fitting jeans and athletics pants are permitted.
  • Mid-thigh shorts or tight-fitting pants are not allowed.

Inappropriate Themes or Images:

  • Clothing with inappropriate themes, offensive language or explicit images is not allowed.
  • Campers should refrain from wearing attire that may be considered offensive or disrespectful to others.


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

Natalie Shirley

Natalie Shirley

Natalie Shirley is an experienced healthcare professional and the nursing camp director. She holds an MSN from Western Governors University and a BSN from Walden University. Natalie is passionate about nursing and continuously expands her knowledge through advanced courses. With her expertise in medical-surgical nursing, she provides a nurturing and educational environment for aspiring nurses at the camp. Her strong leadership and communication skills ensure a rewarding camp experience for all participants.

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