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What is CSI camp?

This camp is designed for students (grades 8-12) who love forensics, want to learn the science behind the Hollywood hype of CSI, and have a good time working with like-minded peers. Students work in teams, learn to secure a crime scene, collect and interpret evidence, and learn about how a case is eligible for grand jury consideration. Activities include workshops in blood splatter, entomology, fingerprinting, psychological profiling, cyber-crime, arson, DNA analysis, photography, canine assistance, self-defense, forensic anthropology, and many more.

Locations

CSI camps will be held Summer 2014 at Siena College in Loudonville, NY and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Dates

Siena College - Day Camp Only
July 21-25, 2014
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Skidmore College - Overnight Camp Only
August 3-9, 2014
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The deadline to complete your application is July 2014.

Camps this summer

Day Camp at Siena College

Day camp begins with students becoming crime scene investigators as they are the first ones called to a realistic crime scene. They learn from forensics experts like medical examiners, psychological profilers, NY State Police, and others on how to secure the scene, collect evidence and begin to solve a crime. The week is filled with hands-on workshops teaching techniques in forensics and science used to examine evidence. Student investigators are briefed each morning based on their inquiries and team work. The week concludes as campers analyse their case and prepare it for grand jury consideration. Campers work together in teams, have access to experts in various forensic fields, and are supervised by accredited counselors and program directors. Lunch is provided and camp runs from 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 3pm on Friday.

Overnight Camp at Skidmore College

Overnight camp begins on Sunday afternoon as campers get acquainted. Monday morning starts with a realistic crime scene and campers are transformed into crime scene investigators as they secure the scene, collect evidence and begin to solve a crime. Camper investigators are briefed each morning based on their inquiries and team work. The week concludes as campers analyse their case and prepare it for grand jury consideration. Campers work together in teams, have access to experts in various forensic fields, and are supervised by accredited counselors and program directors. Overnight campers benefit from additional time after daily activities to enjoy planned and supervised recreational activities at Skidmore College and Saratoga Springs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the room and board fees. Camp concludes on Saturday afternoon after grand jury presentation.