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Forensic Investigation Summer Camp

June 10-13, 2019, Beckley, WV

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students comb a field for bullet casings

Help us break the case

Our day camp allows middle and high school students to explore the forensic investigation field and learn how to see the world with the detective's eye for detail.

Across crime scene tape in the foreground, we see two female students chatting as one takes notes on a clipboard in a dark room, lit starkly from one side.

Crime Scene Reconstruction

Have you ever wanted to walk in Sherlock Holmes' shoes? In this session, students will create their own crime scenes. Furthermore, they'll utilize evidence, scientific methods and their reasoning skills to investigate and solve others. 

Students sit at a table where they examine sheets of paper that contain multiple fingerprints

Latent Fingerprint

How are fingerprints used in criminal investigations? Students will learn how prints are developed on different surfaces and conduct comparisons to determine who committed the crime. 

A young female student examines skeletal human remains at a table.

Forensic Pathology

What all can a body tell us? Students will explore how to determine the cause and manner of death, focusing on aspects of the autopsy and its importance to criminal cases.