Forensic DNA: Next Generation Detectives (Full; registration closed)

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When is it?

05 July 2015 to 10 July 2015

M-F: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Who can attend?Forensic DNA Campers

Students entering grades 9-12.

What's covered?

The Penn State Forensic Science Department invites you to master the ultimate detective skill of DNA analysis!

Whether you're called to investigate a murder or determine a 'who dun it' case, the future of evidence-based crime solvers will often rely on DNA to determine the truth.

Campers will be challenged to work through unique crime scenes and process evidence that could lead to the conviction of possible offender(s). The young forensic scientist will learn how to process a crime scene, collect and examine evidence for the presence of biological stains that will yield DNA that can be "typed" in the laboratory.  They will use their findings to help solve a crime. Join us and help solve the mysteries that await this summer!

Lunch and Snacks

  • Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home.
  • Campers will walk to Pollock Dining Commons each day for lunch.

Camp fees and registrationForensic Campers

Register online before midnight March 31, 2015

  • $395 (day)
  • $795 (resident)

Register online after 12 am April 1, 2015

  • $425 (day)
  • $825 (resident)

Day or Resident

Day option:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please arrive between 8:50 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm unless you opt for extended care (drop off from 7:45 am; pick up by 5:15 pm).

Resident option:

Campers can choose to stay at Penn State from Sunday evening (check-in at 4 pm and opening ceremony at 7:00 pm) until Friday afternoon (camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm). Resident campers stay in University Residence Halls. Evening mentors supervise activities and all evening outings.

Extended Care

Extended care is not offered with this camp.