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2023 WVU Forensic Science Summer Camp 

Our June and July summer camps are now FULL. Click Here to join the waitlist.

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 (9th – 12th grade). Students entering 9th grade in fall 2023 through those students who are entering 12th grade in fall 2023 are eligible to apply.

Through both conceptual and experiential learning students will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists utilize in their day-to-day casework. At the conclusion of the week, students will apply what they have learned to mock crime scenes at the Crime Scene Training Complex.

What is the curriculum for the 2023 summer camp?

The tentative educational sessions include the following topics:
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Death Investigation
  • Firearms Examination
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Crime Scene Practicals

When and where is the 2023 summer camp?

Camp #1: June 19th - 23rd
Camp #2: July 24th - 28th

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

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

Do you provide airport transportation?

Yes, the airport for pick-up/drop-off is the Pittsburgh International Airport (Pittsburgh, PA) on the day (Sunday) before camp starts and on the day (Saturday) after camp ends. 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 before camp starts.

When is check-in/check-out for overnight campers?

Overnight check-in will be held on:
Sunday, June 18th and Sunday, July 23rd

Overnight check-out will be held on:
Saturday, June 24th and Saturday, July 29th

Times will be arranged but are normally scheduled between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for pickup and between 9:00 am and 11:00 am for drop off.

Overnight campers may choose to be picked up after the last session on Friday (prior arrangements are required when completing the registration form).

What are the 2023 camp options and registration fees?

Option #1 - Day Camp
Cost: $809
Includes lunch each day, a camp T-shirt, and certificate of attendance.
Option #2 - Overnight Camp
Cost: $1239
Includes transportation to/from the airport (if needed), 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 and secure a space in the 2023 summer camp?

Registration Link

Our June and July summer camps are now FULL. Click Here to join the waitlist.

*Please note that you will be directed to the online payment system once you submit the initial registration form.
For best experience, it is recommended to complete the registration on a desktop/laptop.

To secure a space in the camp, you need to complete two steps:

1) The initial registration form.
2) The registration fee payment.
*You will receive receipts for both via email.

What if I have questions?

Please contact Roger Jefferys at or 304-293-0323 with any issues or questions.

More information is available within the registration forms. Once registered, we will have a pre-camp Zoom meeting with all students/parents/guardians to discuss everything camp related.

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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2022 Forensic Science Summer Camp

 Our 2022 June and July summer camps are FULL.
Please complete the 2023 interest form by clicking Here.

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