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Registration opens for annual CSI Camp

The camp will run June 16-21

Matthew Stultz Mar 11, 2019

Waynesburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science will host its annual summer Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Camp Sunday, June 16, through Friday, June 21. The camp is open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The cost is $500, which includes all meals, housing and activity materials for the six-day camp. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to secure a spot, and the deadline to register is May 6. To register, visit

Students may also apply for a scholarship to help with the cost of registration. The scholarship deadline is April 8. Notifications will be sent by April 19.

“Our CSI camp provides an irreplaceable hands-on experience for high school students interested in careers in forensic science and criminal justice,” said Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science and co-director of the camp. “The goal for our attendees is to arm them with the knowledge and experience to make a more informed decision regarding future careers in forensics and law enforcement.”

Camp sessions will include crime scene processing, forensic drug analysis, fundamentals of fingerprinting and bloodstain pattern analysis, among other subject-specific activities.

The camp will include instruction by our Waynesburg University faculty, including Mike Cipoletti, assistant professor of forensic science and a retired analyst from the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab; Adam Jack, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and a former forensic detective and police officer; Musko, a former toxicologist and forensic chemist; and James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice and a retired special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

Additionally, current Waynesburg forensic science and criminal justice administration majors assist at the camp by mentoring participants.

“CSI Camp was the highlight of my summer,” said Jennifer Estrada of Tucson, Arizona, a past participant of the camp. “It gave me the opportunity to get to actually do hands-on activities that helped me get a glimpse into the different fields I was interested in.”

Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program was recently named a “Best Value for the Money” by College Factual. The program ranked No. 6, placing it in the top 1.5 percent nationwide.

The University enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and offers more than 70 academic concentrations. Ninety-nine percent of the Class of 2017 has reported working full time or studying in their chosen field within a year of graduation.

For More Information

To learn more about the camp, email Bob Barnhart, admissions counselor, or click the link to the camp registration page.