July 11, 2022
It’s summer camp with a twist
Vancouver – Registrations are now open to all Lower Mainland teens interested in becoming real-life CSIs at the upcoming Geneskool Summer Science Program. From August 15-19, teens will don white lab coats to solve a real-life game of Clue using the latest techniques in DNA analysis and other forensic sciences as part of this year’s upcoming camp at the University of British Columbia main campus. The camp is open to all students entering grades 9-12.
“If parents have science-curious kids or teens with an interest in the justice or legal system, this is a great opportunity to explore these possibilities in a fun and engaging way,” says Alex Chattwood, Genome British Columbia’s (Genome BC) Senior Education Manager. The Geneskool Summer Science Program also provides a rare opportunity for kids to learn firsthand from real-life CSIs, lab experts, Vancouver police officers and other incredible guest speakers.
The cost is $250 per camper, and several bursaries are available for BIPOC teens or families who don’t have the financial means to attend. It is expected to sell out quickly, and registrations will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 5 through the Geneskool website.
The feedback from previous campers underscores that the Geneskool Summer Science Program is an exceptional learning experience. “As a parent, it’s such a thrill to see your teenager so dedicated and excited to attend your camp, and this tells me she really enjoyed the content,” said the parent of one of our 2021 campers.