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Science Detectives Summer Academy

June 2-7, 2015

FREE, residential, science camp for students entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2015.

NOTE: This camp is designed to be both educational and fun. Because it is a science camp, we spend most of each day in laboratories working on the camp research project. If you apply, please be prepared for that intense lab activity.

CAMPER and SCIENCE MENTOR application packets are available to download below.

“Is there a growing number of organisms developing resistance to antibiotics?” During the summer academy, academically inclined students with a high interest in science will learn methods of biological sample collection as well as scientific laboratory methods and inquiry, including an analysis of antibiotic resistance in fecal coliforms isolated from natural waterways and from wild bison and longhorn cattle on Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. While experiencing life on a college campus, campers will participate in extensive, intense, hands-on science in the Biological Sciences’ labs (led by OK public school science teachers, directed by CU Biological Sciences faculty) using state of the art equipment and college level science procedures. Campers will also visit a local hospital to explore healthcare career opportunities, as well as information about biomedical education through the Oklahoma Technology Centers.

Please submit packets by April 20, 2015 for full consideration. Submit packet(s):

     In person: S SHP #415
     By Email: or
     By Mail:    Cameron University SWAHEC
                      2800 W Gore Blvd., S SHP #415
                      Lawton, OK 73505
     By Fax:     580.581.2590

For more information, please call 580.581.2284.

For information on other free 2015 Summer Academies in Math, Science & Technology provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, please visit the Regents summer academies webpage

Cameron University provides summer camps (both commuter and residential). Some are free and others require tuition. Please visit

Students in the mountainsStudents conducting experiments in the Wichita MountainsCamp students in the lab

Student Assistants and Night Security application packets are available to download below:

Contact Info

South Shepler #415
Phone: 580.581.2284
Fax: 580.581.2543