students from a past camp

Science Detectives Summer Academy

June 2-7, 2015

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

APPLICATIONS will be available in March 2015!

"Is there a growing number of organisms developing resistance to antibiotics?" The Science Detectives Summer Academy bridges the gap of talking about science and doing science. Through the course of this academy, students will be introduced to methods of collecting field samples, isolating microorganisms, genetic & DNA analysis of bacteria, and scientific inquiry while living in the dorms on a college campus. Water and fecal samples will be collected by the campers from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The samples will be processed in the Biological Sciences’ labs using state of the art equipment and college level science procedures. Campers will be assigned to lab groups led by Oklahoma public school science teachers directed by CU Biological Sciences faculty. Participants will also be provided opportunities to explore biomedical education through Oklahoma Technology Centers, as well as healthcare careers in a hospital setting.

Science Detectives Summer Academy 2015 application packets will be available to download below. Please submit packets by due date determined at a later date for full consideration. You may submit the packet(s):

     In person: S SHP #415
     By Email:
     By Mail:   Cameron University SWAHEC
                     2800 W Gore Blvd., S SHP #415
                     Lawton, OK 73505
     By Fax:    580.581.2543 or 580.581.2590

Application packets for interested Student Assistants (SA) and Mentors will also be available to download below. For more information call 580.581.2284 or email

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

Please be sure to check-out highlights from Science Detectives Summer Academy 2014 in the 4 sections below. Enjoy!

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

Science Detectives Summer Academy 2015 application packets will be available to download in March 2015.

Contact Info

South Shepler #415
Phone: 580.581.2284
Fax: 580.581.2543