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Forensic Science Camp  (Virtual)              

June 20 - 25, 2021                                               APPLY NOW

Are you interested in how science is applied to legal investigations? Can you see yourself as a forensic scientist in a courtroom, laboratory, crime scene, classroom, or even morgue? BGSU’s Forensic Science camp gives high school juniors and seniors classroom, laboratory, and field experience in forensics and exposure to a variety of careers in forensics. Come learn about this exciting field at BGSU’s cutting-edge forensic science program taught by talented professionals who have even been featured on the hit-show Forensic Files! We have expanded our camp by adding an additional day!!

BGSU offers a Bachelor of Forensice Science degree  with specializations in Biology,  Chemistry and Investigations that prepares students for immediate employment after graduation.

What kinds of activities do campers get to do?

  • Study forensic science through college-style lectures with top forensic specialists
  • Learn about laboratory work related to DNA analysis, trace evidence, fingerprinting, and blood stain analysis
  • Virtual Tour the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Lab
  • Learn from experienced and excited forensics scientists working there
  • Study a mock crime scene collecting and analyzing evidence

Who can attend?

Students entering 10th, 11th & 12th grade, interested in learning more about careers in forensic science. We highly encourage (but do not require) students to have completed at least one advanced math or science course prior to camp.

Camp Schedule 

Camp will consist of a camp module platform that you will have access to once the camp begins and camp meeting sessions will take place via Zoom. Camp days run Monday through Friday from 9 AM - noon and some afternoons from 1-2. With guest speakers in the afternoons at 1 PM. There will be at home labs and case material for students to work on between camp sessions. 

What does the cost cover?  

The cost of $185 covers  the entire week of activities, webinars, lectures and support for the full week, along with a camp crate filled with Forensic Activities you can do at home. A camp workbook, BGSU Forensic Science Virtual Camp T-Shirt and all materials needed to complete the mock crime scene will be sent as part of the packet. Once accepted a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot in camp. 

How can I apply?

First, complete the full online form below so that we can learn more about you. We also require one letter of recommendation, often from a teacher, guidance counselor, coach or youth leader for this camp. Your reccommendar can send in your letter via the following link: bgsu.edu/falconyouthlor.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to include an optional cover letter.

This camp will be offered as a  virtual camp for the 2021 season, with hopes that our residential program will be back for 2022. 

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