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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 fees may now be paid online through Eventbrite.  Please click the following link to pay camp fees, then complete the forms linked below.  Upon approval, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to complete application through Florida 4-H Online.

 Registration is a three-part process.

  1. Pay Camp Fees Online ($195) (This reserves the spot for the camper.)
  1. Complete Entomology Field Camp Information, Contract, and Release of Liability Forms
  • 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.
  • Please call Dr. Rebecca Baldwin at 352-273-3974 with camp questions.
  1. After receiving confirmation e-mail from UFBugs, you may then complete registration through Florida 4-H Online as a “State Office” event. This last step is required as a youth conference program through the University of Florida.


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.

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.

Questions: Dr. Rebecca Baldwin or (352) 273-3974

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