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Summer Camp

2019 WVU Forensic Science Camp

What: The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative, working in conjunction with the Department of     Forensic and Investigative Sciences, will be hosting a forensic science summer camp for high school (9th –12th grade) students for one week this summer. The goal of this program is to bring the crime lab to the classroom. 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 WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Topics to be covered in these classes will be:

· Fingerprints

· Footwear Impression Evidence

· Trace Evidence (New Class)

· Forensic Biology

· Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

· Forensic DNA

· Forensic Chemistry (New Class)

· Crime Scene Investigation

When: The camp will be held June 17—21, 2019

Where: The first 3 days of camp will be held at Oglebay Hall on the downtown campus. The last 2 days of camp will be held at the Crime Scene Complex on the Evansdale Campus.

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


Option 1: Day Camp—$349.00 per person. Included in the cost will be lunch each day, a t-shirt, and a      certificate of attendance.

Option 2: Overnight Camp—$899.00 per person. Included in the cost will be transportation to and from the airport, 6 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.

Registration: Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Camp will be limited to 50 total students. In order to register go to and click on the Summer Camp Registration button. Registration will close on June 3, 2019.