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Science Camp

Forensic Science Summer Camp 2020 (Registration will open in January)

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.

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?

Registration is first come, first served. Each group will be limited to a maximum of 50 high school students. If you wish to be put on our list to be notified when registration opens, please send an email to rjeffery@mail.wvu.edu.

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 registration opening soon

2020 WVU Forensic Science Summer Camp is coming soon. Ask to be added to our interest list to be notified when registration opens.

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