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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department


I heart bugs artwork with web address

June 24-28, 2024

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.


Camp registration may be completed through .

This is the Florida 4-H Online site, so is greatly streamlined over previous camp registrations.  Your camper will need to be registered as a 4-Her, so if they are not already, you can do that through the Florida 4-H Online system.  You will be able to pay the Camp Fees through the registration portal ($195), and will be able to complete the camp questions and the forms for the University of Florida Youth Conference Services compliance.

You will receive a confirmation email when your packet is approved.

Questions: or (352) 273-3974.

Also, don’t forget about the Florida 4-H Insectathon where your camper may compete with their insect collection, insect art, and insect knowledge for awards and scholarships.  The event is held in February.  Please see Insectathon - Florida 4-H - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - UF/IFAS ( for more details.

Who: rising 5th through 12th graders

June 24-28, 2024 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(drop-off 8:15 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 8:15-8:30 to greet campers.)
  • Limit: 30 students.
  • Fee: $195 (fee includes T-shirt, insect collecting equipment, snacks, field trips and transportation).
  • 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