Youth Programs

Chemistry & Forensics

Chemistry & Forensics

2017 Summer Programs

Improve your critical thinking skills and stimulate your scientific curiosity performing fun experiments at the UNCW Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

Special Opportunity for Full-Day Camp Experience includes a 15% Discount! Students may attend two camps during the same week for an opportunity to have a full-day camp experience! For example, students can attend a fun-filled chemistry camp during the morning session and then learn about crime scene investigation in forensics camp during the afternoon. Supervision and fun activities will be provided during interim period, lunch provided from home.

Day of Week: Monday - Friday
Location:

UNCW Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory

Individual Camp Tuition: $190
Full-Day Camp Tuition:

$325

Instructors:

Dynamic and engaging UNCW graduate chemistry students

Week 1: June 19 - 23, 2017

 

COMPOUND CHAOS! Chemistry Camp

Ages:

7-10

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gender: Co-ed

Participate in a week of exciting hands-on experiments sure to cause chaos while learning the basic fundamentals of chemical reactions in a real college laboratory. Make your own chemical concoctions and turn a penny into gold! 

CRIMINAL SOLUTIONS Forensics Camp


Ages:

7-10

Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Gender: Co-ed

Grab your gloves and evidence bags as we go sleuthing for criminal solutions. Join us while we gather clues, test data, and use deductive reasoning to solve the crime - just like a real forensic scientist! 

To register for the full day camp experience including COMPOUND CHAOS! Chemistry Camp and CRIMINAL SOLUTIONS! Forensics Camp for a 15% discount, please click here.
Week 2: June 26 - 30, 2017

The BIG BANG Chemistry Camp


Ages:

8-13

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gender: Co-ed

Investigate the amazing chemistry of earth and space using advanced college-level instruments to give you an edge in science classes and beyond. Experience cool interactions of chemicals that produce light, heat, and fireworks. Learn the diverse role of proteins in all living things!

FORENSICS: PORT CITY CSI Camp


Ages:

 8-13

Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Gender: Co-ed

Get involved in learning behind-the-scenes advanced methods and techniques used by crime scene investigators. Learn the current forensic techniques including DNA analysis to interpret evidence, analyze data, and close the case!

To register for the full day camp experience including The BIG BANG Chemistry Camp and FORENSICS: PORT CITY CSI Camp for a 15% discount, please click here.

Week 3: July 10 - 14, 2017

GIRLS IN CHARGE Chemistry


Ages:

7-14

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gender: Girls only

Hey girls, get charged up about science and learn the chemical secrets of creating cosmetics, perfume, paints, and more! Learn the vital roles of the biochemicals in all living things. Create your own jewelry, crystals, and isolate your own DNA. Instructors will guide you in the essentials for becoming a woman scientist! 

BOND GIRLS Forensics Camp


Ages: 8 - 12
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Gender: Girls only

Spend a week doing undercover investigating of forensic science. This unique camp will allow you to take a leadership role in learning how chemistry is used to solve crime mysteries. A woman mentor will guide you towards your future forensic science career!

To register for the full day camp experience including GIRLS IN CHARGE Chemistry and BOND GIRLS Forensics Camp for a 15% discount, please click here.

Please contact Cecilia Kieber at kieberc@uncw.edu for any questions regarding the camps.