CJ Summer Camp

Are you a high school student age 15-17 interested in criminal justice? Would you like to gain hands-on experience in criminal justice? Would you like to meet law enforcement agents, professors, and other students that share your interest? Would you like to tour the prison, crime lab, or morgue? Would you like to investigate a mock crime scene?

If you have dreams of a career in criminal justice, come get a glimpse of the real deal. Visit with law enforcement agents, professors, and criminal justice students, as well as go on tours of a prison, crime lab, and morgue. Participate in activities that give you hands-on experience, such as investigating a mock crime scene, being arrested, arresting someone else, and the like.

Past camps have had speakers from the DEA, U.S. Marshals, FBI, Houston Fire Investigation, U.S. Military Police, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Harris County Medical Examiner's office, Huntsville Police, and Sam Houston State University. Past camp activities have included introductions to forensic technology, martial arts, law, and team-building exercises. For a better idea of the activities last years campers were engaged in, check out a sample itinerary*.

One past camper when asked what his/her favorite activity was answered: The "crime lab. I liked to see all the evidence and see equipment used to find evidence."

Come experience four straight days in the field of criminal justice! Can't wait to see you!!!

CJ Summer Camp 2016 Dates

  • Session I: June 19 - 23
  • Session II: June 26 - 30
  • Session III: July 10 - 14
  • Session IV: July 17 - 21

Summer Camp Forms

A limited number of Half Scholarships will be available

Additional Information:

  • The cost of this year's camp is $650. This includes living accommodations in an on-campus dorm, as well as all meals and activities.
  • Round trip airport transportation is offered from George Bush Intercontinental Airport ONLY for an additional $100 fee.
  • Participants must be 15-17 years of age at the time of the designated camp session.
  • All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2016.
  • Notification letters will be mailed out by April 25, 2016.
  • Complete camp payment must be received no later than May 23, 2016.
  • No refund will be given if cancelation is within two weeks of designated camp session.

For any questions regarding information about the camp contact:

Fabia Mendez

Summer Camp Coordinator