GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 25, 2016) – Bob Jones University’s 2016 summer camps saw the highest attendance numbers in their history. Both the EDUCamps and the Bruins Sports Camps saw significant increase in their attendance records.
“I was extremely excited about how our faculty and staff worked together to create synergy that pushed our summer camp program forward,” said Dr. Bobby Wood, BJU’s Chief Enrollment Officer. “From the new branding of EDUCamps, to the creation of new camps, the whole university family played a vital role in making this happen.”
BJU hosted nearly 1,400 campers over the course of the summer with ages ranging from 6-18 years old. BJU’s EDUCamps, comprised of 12 academic camps, saw over 700 campers this year, which was a 62% increase from the previous year. The Bruins Sports Camps, which featured 14 athletic camps, saw over 600 campers, a 62% increase from 2015. Overall, attendance numbers at all BJU camps was up 58% from previous years.
BJU’s EDUCamps offer students experience in areas such as art and design, film, theatre, culinary arts, criminal justice, music and more. These camps give students the opportunity to learn new things and develop a variety of skills in an environment that applies those skills both professionally and spiritually. Each camp is taught by BJU professors and experts in the subject area.
Bruins sports camps focus on athletic development in soccer, basketball and volleyball but also emphasize the importance of glorifying God through sports. Each camp has a variety of player instruction, drills and games while also featuring daily devotional times from Bruins coaches and players.