The Detectives of Defiance: Got Clue?

Crime Investigation Camp - June 22-25, 2017

Defiance College's Forensic Science, Digital Forensic Science and Criminal Justice programs will conduct a three-day summer camp for students in grades 9 to 11 (entering grades 10 – 12 in Fall 2017).

Camp Details
The Detectives of Defiance: Got Clue? camp will introduce students to crime scene investigations and forensics through an interactive criminal mystery. Students will learn how to ...

  • search for and collect physical evidence such as fingerprints, shoe prints, and DNA;

  • collect and analyze digital evidence from computers and cell phones;

  • photograph and document a crime scene;

  • interview suspects;

  • and pull it all together to solve the crime.

This exciting experience will show the young detectives what really happens “behind the scenes” of popular television shows.

View the 2017 Camp Poster!

This exciting four-day camp includes supplies, six meals, snacks and 3 nights lodging in a campus residence hall. Interested students are encouraged to apply right away, as the camp cost is based on the date the application is received.

                $225 – Early Registration (through 4/1)

                $275 – Standard Registration (4/2 through 6/1)

                $325 – Late Registration (6/2 through 6/16)

APPLYING IS FREE! Please complete an application to be considered for the camp. Applications will be reviewed within 5 business days, and notification of acceptance will be sent via email. Once students have been accepted into the camp, they will have up to 10 days to confirm their registration and make a deposit to hold their spot in the camp. The deposit is $100 and is non-refundable. Final payment is due June 16.

Of those students who are selected for the camp, the first 24 deposits received will be accepted. Applicants can request to be placed on a waiting list.


Sheldon Goodrum
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
(419) 783-2522

Alyson Laframboise, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
(419) 783-2494