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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

UF Entomology Field Camp

I heart bugs artwork with web address

June 24-28, 2019

Come join the Bug Club as we adventure outdoors on collecting trips, learn how to trap and curate insects, build pest resistant structures, plant butterfly gardens, and meet scientists who spend their career learning about the insects that impact our lives. This camp comes complete with a set of insect collecting equipment and by the end of camp, you will have the start to a nice insect collection. Campers will collect data, make observations and communicate the information to others.

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Students will learn how to collect insects in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, they will take part in a Linnaean Game to test their knowledge of insects, they will complete an insect collection they get to keep, they will build a bug out of candy, learn to cook with insects, meet a scientist, dissect an insect, learn about insect communication by competing in a pheromone trail activity, compete in an insect mouthparts relay, play the insect game of life, work a live bee colony, and visit the Butterfly Rainforest. Not bad for a bug camp. Please register today to reserve your seat.

Registration Packet (a check made out to the University of Florida must accompany the registration packet.)

After we receive the camp forms and payment, the University of Florida will now require families to register their camper through an online system, Once the payment for the camp is received, the camper name will be activated. Once activated, families will need to complete some online information for University of Florida Youth Conference Services compliance.

To register for camp, please complete these forms and mail or drop them off with a check made out to the University of Florida. The address is below.

  1. Registration form
  2. Emergency Contact/ Medical form
  3. Camp Contract
  4. Release of Liability
    (Note: There is a notary in the Entomology Department, so if you need to sign the paperwork when you bring it to the department, please let Mrs. Burnett know when you contact her.)

You will receive a confirmation email when your packet is approved. The email will contain instructions on how to complete your camp registration online through 4-H Online. Since we are a camp, you will indicate as a "State Office" instead as part of a county program. The website for continuing your registration is, but you will be unable to complete registration until after you have received a message stating that your camper has been accepted and is active in the system.

Mail to:
UF Entomology Field Camp
Attn: Ms. Glinda Burnett
PO Box 110620
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 273-3904
Questions: Erin Powell, or Dr. Rebecca Baldwin or (352) 273-3974

Who: rising 5th through 12th graders

June 24-28, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(drop-off 8 a.m. and pick-up 4:30 p.m.)

  • The camp will be held in room 2218
    (When you enter the Entomology Building lobby, take a left and the first hallway to the right. A camp leader will be in the lobby from 8:00-8:30 to greet campers.)
  • Limit: 30 students 5th through 8th grade and 20 students 9th through 12th grade.
  • Fee: $175 (fee includes T-shirt, insect collecting equipment, snacks, field trips and transportation).
    Discounts are available for families with multiple campers.
  • Participants will be required to bring their own lunch.

University of Florida
Entomology and Nematology Department
1881 Natural Area Drive Gainesville, FL 32611

On the UF map, the building is #1881. We are on Natural Area Drive. From Archer Road, take Surge Area Dr. to the building.

kids collecting insects with nets in the Natural Area Teaching Lab