Saint Leo University’s CSI Summer Camp offers a fun and challenging experience for rising juniors and seniors to get hands on and behind the scenes of evidence collection, documentation and preservation as you work a variety of mock crime scenes. Enjoy life in the residence hall during your stay at Saint Leo’s beautiful lakeside, where you will join other campers for meals, swimming, movies, and a variety of other evening activities. 

The camp is taught by faculty with extensive experience in the criminal justice system with a host of criminalistics experts that will lead you through on-site demonstrations. Campers will also participate in a field trip to a forensic unit, to learn about latent prints and blood spatter, tour an evidence locker, and view a vehicle being processed for evidence by forensic experts. 

Saint Leo University’s CSI Summer Camp provides a realistic look at the hard-work and critical thinking needed to locate, preserve, and analyze evidence. Campers should expect to be involved in:

·         Practical exercises lifting fingerprints, casting foot and tire impressions, drawing and photographing evidence

·         Learning about types of bugs relating to crime scene decomposition

·         How to dig up human remains from criminal justice professionals

·         Exercises about interview, interrogation and legal aspects of CSI, then present your findings to a mock grand jury. 

Do you have what it takes to solve the case? Find out at Saint Leo University, June 24-29, 2018.

Space is limited and students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Total cost for the camp is $2,500, which includes airport transfers, furnished housing, meals, necessary CSI supplies, field trip, evening activities, and souvenirs.  The camp is open to rising high school juniors and seniors age 15-18, with parental consent. Please contact Nikki Heister at 352-588-8487 or at brenda.heister@saintleo.edu with any questions. 

Topics covered in this camp contain mature content and students will be expected to participate in the following activities:  group work and presentations, walk in a field to view a crime scene, use cameras to document evidence, measure distances for plotting evidence, cast footprints, tire treads, etc., climb inside a vehicle, evidence collection in a variety of environments, collecting fingerprints and other outdoor activities in Florida weather.  Saint Leo University has a strong commitment to principles of equal access to education.  If you need accommodations, please contact The Office of Accessibility Services @ adaoffice@saintleo.edu.

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