If you are using Camel as a standalone Java application, then Camel provides a Main class you can reuse to more easily boot up Camel and keep it running until the JVM terminates, for example when pressing ctrl + c.
The Main class is provided in the following two components
camel-core JAR in the org.apache.camel.Main class (requires Camel 2.6)
camel-spring JAR in the org.apache.camel.spring.Main class
Using camel-core JAR example
Available as of Camel 2.6
The following example shows how you can create your main class, named MainExample and use the Main class from Camel.