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Forensic Science Summer Camp

2024 WVU Forensic Science Summer Camps

Both camps are currently FULL. You may join the waitlist Here.

What is the Forensic Science Summer Camp?

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University will be hosting its annual forensic science summer camp for high school students.

Through both conceptual and experiential learning students will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists use in their day-to-day casework. The Forensic Science Summer Camp will focus on the fundamentals as it relates to the topics covered and end the week with mock crime scenes at our Crime Scene Training Complex.

Please see more information below.

General Camp Information (Dates and Location)

Summer Camp #1:
June 17th - 21st, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Morgantown, WV

Summer Camp #2:

July 22nd - 26th, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Morgantown, WV

Students will attend sessions at Oglebay Hall (downtown campus), Law School (Evansdale campus), and the Crime Scene Training Complex (Evansdale campus).

Are there requirements to attend?

Yes, there are requirements.

Students entering 11th through 12th grade in fall 2024 are eligible to register. 

The 2024 summer camp is not open to returning campers due to the large number of waitlisted high school students interested in forensic science.

Educational Sessions

There will be two topics covered each day. This schedule is tentative.
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Death Investigation
  • Shooting Reconstruction
  • Arson Investigation
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Mock Crime Scenes

Do you provide airport transportation?

The Pittsburgh International Airport (Pittsburgh, PA) is used for transportation.

Summer Camp #1: Pickup (June 16th); Drop off (June 22nd)

Summer Camp #2: Pickup (July 21st); Drop off (June 27th)

Specific times for arrival/departure are provided in the registration form.

Overnight campers are not required to travel via air to the summer camp. Many campers choose to drive to our campus and participate in our campus tour on the Sunday (the day before camp starts).

Accommodations (check-in and check out)

Overnight campers will be staying at Oakland Hall (located on the Evansdale Campus).

Summer Camp #1: Sunday, June 16th and Saturday, June 22nd

Summer Camp #2: Saturday, July 21st and Saturday, July 27th

Times will be arranged but are normally scheduled between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for dropoff and between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for pick up.

Overnight campers may choose to be picked up on Friday (~6:30 p.m. only).

Camp Options and Registration Fees

Camp Options
Registration Fees
Day Camp

Includes lunch each day, camp T-shirt, and Certificate of Completion.

Overnight Camp

Includes airport transportation (if needed), supervised accommodations, all meals, evening activities, camp T-shirt, and Certificate of Completion.

Day Camp

Overnight Camp

Note: Credit card surcharge is applied. Electronic check           has no surcharge.

Online Registration Process

Full registration requires the completion of two steps:

1. Complete the online registration packet.
2. Submit payment via the online payment system.

Both camps are currently FULL. You may join the waitlist Here.

*One both steps are complete, a seat will be secured.
**There will be pre-camp Zoom meeting with all campers/parents/guardians to discuss everything camp related.


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Camp Testimonials

Science Camp clients' feedback.

Barrett was thrilled and...

...really learned a lot. He can't stop talking about all his great experiences!

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...of making last week one of the best weeks of my life. I new I liked forensics when I first went to forensics camp but I am now officially obsessed...

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2024 Forensic Science Summer Camp

Both camps are currently FULL. Join the waitlist Here.

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