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Image of the Bug Camp LogoWestmo Bug Camp!
June 25-29th, 2018
Intended for incoming Westminster freshman and high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2018-2019 school year. 

Get outside. Explore. Learn something new. 


Westmo Bug Camp is a 5-day educational day camp for high school students and incoming freshman. Taught by faculty and students at Westminster College, Westmo Bug Camp provides students the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of insects. Students will observe insects in the field, collect and curate their own specimens, and learn basic entomological techniques, all while learning fundamental biological concepts. The camp will be held daily from 8:30-4:00 at the beautiful property of Prairie Garden Trust near New Bloomfield, Missouri (http://www.prairiegardentrust.org/). Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Each student will be responsible for packing their own lunch and beverage each day. Participants will also receive an insect collecting kit, field guide, notebook, light snacks daily, and a camp t-shirt.

For more details on what to expect, tentative itinerary, safety concerns, please click here


Explore the diverse world of insects. Learn how to study them and why they are fundamental to our understanding of the natural world.

Fees and Registration

Register Here
The camp costs $250 for the week, which includes registration, instruction, and materials (collecting kit, notebook, field guide, shirt, etcetera). Registration ends June 1st, 2018 or when the enrollment limit of 12 is reached. A completed registration includes:

  • Completed online registration form
  • Paid registration fee
  • Submitted liability form (“Indemnification and Release Agreement”)



Contact The Professor

Dr. Gabe McNett, Associate Professor of Biology westmobugs@westminster-mo.edu 573.592.5395

To learn more about Dr. McNett, please click here.

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