GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 10, 2018) – Campers from Bob Jones University’s inaugural Entrepreneurship X EDUCamp presented a $700 donation to representatives from Camp Spearhead, a residential camp for individuals with disabilities in Marietta, South Carolina.
Entrepreneurship X Camp, one of 63 EDUCamps hosted this summer at BJU, provided an opportunity for 9th-12th graders to develop leadership skills, tour innovative businesses, identify ethical approaches and pitch ideas in the Bruin’s Den, a Shark Tank style environment. During the week, campers crafted proposals and strategized ways to convince local companies-Palmetto Fortis, OOBE and Entire Image-to invest in their fictional businesses.
Campers were challenged by the week’s theme “Do a lot with a little.” BJU graduates, Steven Lee (SermonAudio) and Jeff Sheldon (Ugmonk), shared their personal stories about starting businesses with limited resources which have grown into thriving organizations that are now able to help others.
“We wanted to emphasize to the students that business owners that have a sense of purpose that fuels what they do tend to be very successful,” said Dr. Adele Dunn. “To illustrate this we made it our purpose during the week to help another camp that makes a real difference in people’s lives here in Greenville – Camp Spearhead.”
Founded in 1968, Camp Spearhead offers 8 week-long residential camp sessions in the summer and the Weekend Program throughout the school year for individuals with special needs. The camp offers therapeutic recreational activities such as canoeing, giant swing, high ropes course, swimming and group games.