Forensic Science Camp

June 17-21, 2019

Enjoy a week at Forensic Science Camp learning more about forensic science, the application of modern scientific analysis techniques to solving crime. Forensic science is a growing area of interest and employment nationwide. This camp will help you decide if Cedarville University and the forensic science major is the place for you. Camp activities will include lectures on forensic techniques, a critical evaluation of episodes of CSI, and an opportunity to collect evidence at a mock crime scene and analyze it in Cedarville's modern laboratories.

Forensic Science Camp is open to students entering 10th through 12th grades, or incoming freshmen to Cedarville University, who are considering careers in the area of forensic science.

Cost and Registration Details

The $400 registration fee includes all meals, housing, field trips, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 17-21 week, the final deadline for registration is June 5, 2019. We are unable to refund registrations after June 5, 2019.
Please note that most camps fill up before the registration deadline so register early! If a camp reaches capacity before the deadline, there will be a waitlist available.

Tentative Schedule

Monday

June 24
Date and Time Activity Location
3 - 5 p.m. Registration Miter Center
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner Stevens Student Center (SSC) Dining Hall
6 p.m. Welcome to Forensic Science Camp! Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (CBTS) 116
7 p.m. Admissions Presentation CBTS 104
7:30 p.m. Young's Run with Admissions Counselors Young's Jersey Dairy
Yellow Springs, OH
10 p.m. Prayer Time McKinney and McChesney Hall

Tuesday

June 25
Date and Time Activity Location
7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions Engineering, Nursing and Science Building (ENS) 210
8:30 a.m. Light, Energy, and Matter – the Basic Theory behind Forensic Analysis ENS 210
9:30 a.m. Groups, Lecture and Labs ENS 210 and 226
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Group Photo SSC, The Rock
1:15 p.m. Groups, Lecture and Labs ENS 210 and 226
3:30 p.m. Professor Patrick Oliver: Criminal Justice Careers ENS 210
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6 p.m. Hiking at the Indian Mound Meet in front of the SSC
8 p.m. CSI Episode with Commentary ENS 210
9:30 p.m. Prayer and Fellowship McKinney and McChesney Hall

Wednesday

June 26
Date and Time Activity Location
7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions ENS 210
8:30 a.m. Group, Lecture and Labs ENS 210
10 a.m. Lecture: Analysis of Documents and Inks ENS 210
11 a.m. Free Time
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Group, Lecture and Labs ENS 210 and 226
3:15 p.m. Lecture: Proper Technique and Legal Issues in Forensic Science ENS 210
4 p.m. CSI Episode with Commentary ENS 210
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6 p.m. Lecture: Blood Typing and Blood Pattern Analysis ENS 210
7 p.m. CLUE Board Game Tournament SSC Game Room
9:30 p.m. Open Mic Night with HeartSong SSC, The Hive

Thursday

June 27
Date and Time Activity Location
7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions ENS 210
8:30 a.m. Lecture: Controlled Substances, Accelerants and Explosives ENS 210
10 a.m. Groups and Scenarios for Mock Crime Scenes ENS 210
10:30 a.m. Collect Evidence at Mock Crime Scenes Various Sites in ENS
12 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Analyze Evidence from Mock Crime Scenes ENS 226
3 p.m. CSI Episode with Commentary ENS 210
4 p.m. Discuss Evidence and Prepare Reports on Crime Scenes ENS 210
6 p.m. Cookout Professor Hutchison's home
South Charleston, OH
8 p.m. CSI Episode with Commentary ENS 210
9 p.m. Free Time Miter Center
10 p.m. Prayer and Fellowship McKinney and McChesney Hall

Friday

June 28
Date and Time Activity Location
7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions ENS 210
8:30 a.m. Group Presentations on Investigation Results ENS 210
10 a.m. CSI Episode with Commentary ENS 210
11 a.m. Camp Evaluation and Wrap Up ENS 210
11:30 a.m. Final Packing McKinney and McChesney Hall
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Check Out Miter Center

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Digital camera with video capabilities or video camera
  • Bible
  • linens or sleeping bag for twin bed
  • pencil and notebook
  • umbrella
  • personal items
  • towels
  • comfortable clothes and shoes
  • pillow
  • trash can
  • money for snacks

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable for camp activities. Shorts should be no shorter than halfway between the top of the knee and top of the thigh. Exposed midriff style shirts are not allowed.

Resources

Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton (DAY) and Columbus (CMH) airports to pick up Academic Camp students between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday after 3:00 p.m. Please check your camp schedule and note the check out time before you schedule a return flight. If your camp checks out at noon or later, you will want to schedule a return flight for 5:30 p.m. or later, otherwise they may miss out on scheduled activities.

For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45.00 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is an $80.00 round-trip charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any early arrival and early/late departure for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Please click here to schedule and pay for airport transportation. This must be completed by your camp registration deadline.