Monday, April 13, 2015

DC’s Crime Museum to Host CSI Summer Camp for Kids

From our friends at the Crime Museum...

This summer kids have the opportunity to become crime scene investigators. Those with an interest in forensic science or law enforcement will get hands-on experience at DC’s Crime Museum’s CSI Summer Camp. The camp will provide morning, afternoon, full-day and one-day sessions in July. Students will have the opportunity to learn real techniques used in the field today.

“This is a perfect opportunity for kids who are interested in learning about the process that they see on TV crime shows,” says Janine Vaccarello, Chief Operating Officer of the Crime Museum. “These workshops allow kids the opportunity to learn and apply every step of the forensic process to reach the end goal of solving a case.”

The CSI summer camp will teach children skills such as taking crime scene photographs, searching for evidence, creating a case file to keep track of evidence, collecting fingerprints, analyzing blood splatter, the act of processing and packaging evidence, the judicial system and what it is like to present a case in court. This is a great experience for your aspiring CSIs, medical examiners, doctors, police officers, criminal defense or prosecution attorneys and/or anything within the criminal justice field.

To participate in the program, all children must be 12 years old or older and be comfortable learning about the subject matter. All necessary supplies will be provided and a participants will receive a museum t-shirt at the conclusion of the camp. For full-day, one-day and morning camp children, all participants must bring a bagged lunch and drink.

The sessions are all offered in July; the schedule and costs are as follows:

Morning CSI Camp, 9 AM - 2 PM, July 6-10, $435
Afternoon CSI Camp, 2:30 - 5:30 PM, July 6-10, $275
Full-Day CSI Camp, 8 AM - 5 PM, July 20-24, $625
One-Day CSI Camp, 9 AM - 5 PM, July 15, $145

To register, fill out the form at Payment is due 60 days prior to the start date of the camp. If you pay in full now, receive $50 off. Classroom size is restricted and full payment required in advance.

About the Crime Museum:
Crime Museum is located in Washington D.C. The mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into the issues of crime, crime fighting, and the consequences of committing a crime in America, through an interactive, entertaining, and educational experience. The museum offers walking tours, summer camps, galleries, a crime library, temporary and traveling exhibits, and more. For additional information, visit or follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.