Criminal Justice Summer Camp

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUMMER CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Dates: June 5-9, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Applications now closed

ABOUT

The UTSA Criminal Justice Summer Camp offers rising high school juniors and seniors a week-long, hands-on learning experience to discover what it's like to be a criminal justice professional.  

BENEFITS

  • Campers learn how to become detectives for a day by investigating a mock crime scene or examining fingerprints.  
  • Unlike any other criminal justice summer program, our campers have the opportunity to tour the FBI facility, which is closed to the general public.
  • College of Public Policy faculty with years of experience in their chosen field, instruct students on topics of the criminal justice process, criminal law, and crime scene investigation.  
  • During the camp, students will learn a basic understanding of crime and justice and the roles of the police, courts, and corrections.
  • The last day's session focuses on restorative justice, a system of the criminal justice system that centers on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with the victims and the community.  Students will be introduced to restorative justice practices that are being implemented across the country. These practices have become tools to dealing with bullying in schools and conflict resolution.

CAMP DETAILS & ELIGIBILITY

  • Eligible students:  Rising high school juniors or seniors (entering a junior or senior status in the fall.)  Participants must be 16-18 years of age at the time of designated camp session.
  • Camp runs from Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • This is a day camp only.  No overnight accommodations are available on campus.  
  • DEADLINE:  Register by Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:59 PM CST

  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CAMP ITINERARY

FEES

  • Camp fee for the week is $250.00.  Fee includes lunch and a T-shirt.

APPLICATION IS CLOSED


Instructions to submit paperwork:

  • Download application
  • Save a copy as PDF to your computer first.  Go to "Save As"
  • Open document from your computer and complete form in its entirety.  
  • After filling out form, save as PDF.  Print document and attain all signatures
  • Scan/Email completed application to rhonda.johnson@utsa.edu


CONTACT  

For questions or concerns, contact the Camp Coordinator Robert Rico, robert.rico@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-2535
You can also email Rhonda Johnson,  rhonda.johnson@utsa.edu

SPACE IS LIMITED

                                                                   

IN THE NEWS
'Crime scene' helps students uncover career aspirations San Antonio Express-News, July 16, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Here are some things our participants and parents had to say about the UTSA Criminal Justice Summer Camp:

"I'm really glad I did the camp.  Even if I decided to focus on another subject, there are still ways for me to apply it to a criminal justice career." -- participant

"The Criminal Justice Camp was definitely an unforgettable experience.  My daughter thought each day was interesting, and the camp provided real world experience and not just lecture."  -- parent

    

Check out our some of our Summer Camp photos

 

UTSA Criminal Justice Highlights from University of Texas at San Antonio

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