Criminal Justice Summer Camp

2018 CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUMMER CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
June 18-22, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UTSA DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
Deadline extended to June 1

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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.
  • Dates:  June 18-22, 2018, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • This is a day camp only.  No overnight accommodations are available on campus.  
  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW LAST YEAR'S CAMP ITINERARY

FEES

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

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Deadline to apply: Friday, June 1, 2018

Here is what you will need to complete your application:

□ Student Application

□ Student Personal Statement

□ 2 Letters of Recommendation

□ Mature Content & Release Form

□ Medical Release Form

□ UTSA Photo, Video, and Comment Release Form

□ Camp Payment Form

Instructions to submit paperwork:

  • Scan/Email completed application to rhonda.johnson@utsa.edu
  • Or Mail completed application with payment to the following address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Downtown Campus
Department of Criminal Justice
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Durango Bldg. Room 4.112
San Antonio, TX 78207

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

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

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


"The camp taught us what it's really like to be a police officer.  A lot of their work involves serving the community." -- participant


"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


"We went into a gun vault at the FBI Building and saw so many guns and ballistic vests.  It was so amazing!" -- 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