CSI: The Case of the Creepy Cottage

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When is it?

15 July 2019 to 19 July 2019

Who can attend?

Students entering grades 5-7

What's covered?

CSI 2017Something suspicious is going on at the creepy cottage in the middle of campus. It has been sitting, dark and abandoned, when students suddenly start reporting that they are seeing weird lights through the windows and hearing strange noises when they walk by at night. Police suspect a break-in, but students are starting to spread rumors about ghosts. Who - or what - could be the cause? The only way to solve this mystery is to investigate! As a member of a crime scene investigation team, your child will search for clues and gather evidence. The forensic scientists-in-training will then analyze their evidence in a Penn State laboratory and help interview witnesses to figure out the  what's really going on. Can your junior crime scene investigator use science and their sleuthing skills to help solve the Case of the Creepy Cottage? Your child, together with Penn State forensic scientists and their new friends, will be the one to find out!
See the 2018 CSI camp video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGweWvaLU5k.  

Lunch and Scacks

  • Campers will go to the dining commons for lunch all week.
  • Campers should bring a refillable water bottle each day.


Camp Fees and Registration

Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2019

  • $365 (day camp only)

Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019

  • $395 (day camp only)


Day camp


Monday Check-In - 8:00 am

Monday Opening Ceremony - 8:30 - 9:15 am

Daily Schedule - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday Closing Ceremony - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Please bring your child between 8:45 and 9:00am*. Camp ends promptly at 4:00pm**. Please arrange to pick your child up no later than 4:00pm.

*Please note that on Monday, check-in begins at 8:00 am, and the Opening Ceremony begins at 8:30 am.

**Please note that on Friday, the Closing Ceremony begins at 2:00 pm. If you are not attending, please arrange to pick up your child no later than 3:00 pm.

Extended Care - based on enrollment

  • Cost is $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon) or $30 per child per week (morning OR afternoon care only) for each child registered. (Must register for Extended Care when registering for camps online.)
  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, Tuesday - Friday.
  • Optional pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Thursday.
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Monday morning or Friday afternoon. Each camper must be checked in by their parent/guardian at the designated time on Monday morning and must be picked up directly after the closing ceremony on Friday.