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CSI Camp

CSI Camp provides an irreplaceable hands-on experience for high school students interested in careers in forensic science and criminal justice.

Important update 

CSI Camp 2020 has been cancelled, based on best practices and recommendations from the CDC regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

More information will be forthcoming via email. If you have questions, please contact Bob Barnhart at (724) 852-3346 or rdbarnha@waynesburg.edu


If you've ever wondered if the lab and forensic techniques on the television shows are real, find out for yourself and register for Waynesburg University's 14th annual CSI Camp!

CSI Camp will be held from June 21 to 26, 2020, and is designed to give students hands-on experience of what they can expect in the forensic science and criminal justice majors, and ultimately, occupations.

Students entering 11th grade, 12th grade, or who are spring 2020 high school graduates are eligible to attend our Camp.

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Sunday, June 21

  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Registration
  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Introduction/Overview
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Dinner and Free Time
  • 7 to 9 p.m. - CSI Scavenger Hunt
  • 9:30 p.m. - ? - Ice Cream Social

Monday, June 22

  • 7 to 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 7:30 to 8 a.m. - Morning Meeting
  • 8 to 11 a.m. - FBI CJIS Presentation and Site Tour
  • Noon to 12:15 p.m. - Camp Picture
  • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. - DNA Profiling
  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Dinner & Free Time
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Barbour County Search and Tactical Rescue
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. - CSI Jeopardy 

Tuesday, June 23

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Morning Meeting
  • 9 a.m. to Noon - Burial Excavation Training
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m. - Excavation of Burial Remains
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Dinner & Free Time
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. - DNA Analysis and Population Genetics
  • 9 to 10:30 p.m. - CSI Jeopardy

Wednesday, June 24

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Morning Meeting
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Rotating Sessions (Teams will rotate throughout the day)
    • Crime Scene Processing
    • Forensic Drug Analysis
    • Fundamentals of Fingerprinting
    • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Dinner & Free Time
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Surveillance Techniques
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Primary Crime Scenes
  • 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. - CSI Jeopardy

Thursday, June 25

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Morning Meeting
  • 9 a.m. to Noon - Downtown Surveillance
  • 1 to 3:15 p.m. - Probable Cause and Search Warrant Planning
  • 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. - Search Warrant Execution
  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. - Camp Picnic
  • 9 to 10:30 p.m. - CSI Jeopardy

Friday, June 26

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. - Morning Meeting
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker
  • 10:30 a.m. to Noon - Closing Exercises 
  • Noon to 1 p.m. - Move Out

Check-in on Sunday, June 21 will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West-South-East Halls parking lot on campus (#31 on campus map) Directions/Campus Map.

Check out will take place in the same location on Friday, June 26. Please arrive between noon and 1 p.m.