Science Detectives Summer Academy

Science Detectives Summer Academy: Crime Science investigation at Cameron University

Not available in Summer 2019
Due to budget cuts, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education suspended summer academies for Summer 2019. If funds are restored, summer academies will be offered again in the summer of 2020. 

FREE, commuter, science camp (date to be determined) for students entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall. Participants will experience hands-on science in a state-of-the-art Cameron University laboratory.

Summer camp photographs of student participants.

Science Detectives: Crime Science Investigation at Cameron University

Science Detectives Summer Academy: Crime Science Investigation at Cameron University – eighth, ninth, and tenth grade “scientists” will better understand the biology involved in forensic investigation.  Students will collect evidence from a mock crime scene and learn how to process fingerprints, analyze hair samples, perform ABO blood typing, and complete DNA analysis (isolation - examination). Skills taught in a state-of-the-art molecular laboratory during this week-long COMMUTER camp will help students solve the mystery. Teams will present findings at the conclusion of camp. Exposure to health careers during a hospital tour, and Biomed exploration through Oklahoma Technology Centers enhance this unique opportunity.

NOTE: This camp is designed to be both educational and fun. Because it is a science camp, a lot of time is spent in the lab.


CAMPER, SCIENCE MENTOR, & SCIENCE MENTOR ASSISTANT application packets will be available depending if funding is restored.

Submit application packets via:

     In person: Ross Hall 121
     By Email:
     By Mail:    Cameron University Office of Extended Learning
                      2800 W Gore Blvd., Ross Hall 121
                      Lawton, OK 73505
     By Fax:     580.581.2590

To request an application packet, please contact XL at 580-581-2284 or email

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

For information on other Cameron University summer camps (commuter and residential) please visit

For More Information

Office of Extended Learning
122 Ross Hall
2800 West Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK  73505
580.581.2284 Voice