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Forensic Science Summer Camp 2020 (Camp has been canceled)

Interested in our 2021 Forensic Science Summer Camp? Complete the interest survey: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enRl9wmJVi7ewst

What is Forensic Summer Camp?

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be hosting an introductory forensic science summer camp for high school students (9 th –12 th grade) for one week this summer. Through hands-on, experiential learning, participants will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists employ in their day-to-day casework. At the conclusion of the week, participants will take their newly acquired knowledge and skills and apply them to a mock crime scene at the Crime Scene Complex.

What will I learn and do?

  • Criminal Justice
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Firearm Evidence Examination
  • Footwear Impression Evidence
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Biology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Forensic Photography
  • Mock Crime Scenes

Where and when is it held?

June 15th - 19th, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The first three days of camp will be held at Oglebay Hall on the downtown campus. The last two days will be held at the Crime Scene Complex on the Evansdale Campus.

Camp will begin each day at 9:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM.

Overnight camper check-in will be held on Sunday, June 14th.
Airport arrival on June 14, departure on June 20. Please see registration form for more information about flights.

What is the cost?

Option 1 - Day Camp Option 2 - Overnight Camp
$399  $949
Includes lunch each day, a t-shirt, and a certificate of attendance. Includes transportation to and from the airport, six nights supervised lodging, evening activities, breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, a t-shirt, and a certificate of attendance. This does not include airfare or any other transportation costs other than what has been described.

How do I register?

Interested in our 2021 Forensic Science Summer Camp? Complete the interest survey: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enRl9wmJVi7ewst

Camp Testimonials

Science Camp clients' feedback.

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

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...so very much. Carmela was a student at your camp last week and she came out everyday talking about all she learned and how exciting...

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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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Summer Camp has been canceled

Interested in our 2021 Forensic Science Summer Camp? Complete the interest survey: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enRl9wmJVi7ewst


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