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Camp Description:

Students will be introduced to the world of forensic science and will take a behind-the-scenes look at crime investigations and uncover a series of "who dunnits" using current forensic techniques. They will use molecular biology to examine DNA left behind at the crime scene and ID the culprit. Participants will have the chance to interact with scientists and investigators as they learn and perform experiments to help solve crimes.

Camp Overview*:

Monday - Welcome, using microscopes, hair analysis, evidence collection

Tuesday - Fingerprint lab, blood spatter pattern

Wednesday - Case of the lipstick smudge, crime scene unit, drug busted

Thursday - DNA analysis, detection of fluids

Friday - Crime solving game/microbe lab/wrap-up and certificates

*The camp activities shown are based on last year's camp and are subject to change at the instructor's discretion.

Camp Details:

July 13-17
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
FEE:  $410 Commuter or $ 715 Residential

Lunch is included in the enrollment fee.  Residential participants will arrive late Sunday afternoon and stay in the campus dorms.  All meals and evening transportation are provided.  There is an additional fee to participate in off site activities (approximately $50).  Housing information will be sent in June to students choosing the residential option.

Register for Summer Camp

 Credit card registration is now available;  for personal checks or money order, use this registration form.  If you have questions, please contact the Continuing Education office at 610-396-6225 for assistance.  The required consent forms needed to complete your application are found here and should be returned to Penn State Berks, Continuing Education, P.O. Box 7009, Reading, PA  19610-6009, FAX?  610-396-6226 or scan and email to emb1@psu.edu.