CPCC’s American Academy of Applied Forensics hosts Forensic Kid’s Kamp

last modified Jun 07, 2010 06:14 PM


Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) American Academy of Applied Forensics (AAAF) will host two, four-day forensics camps for rising 6th through 12th graders. Campers learn how to process and document crime scenes using “real world” techniques and equipment, then they use laboratory equipment to analyze the evidence obtained from the mock-crime scenes. At the end of the session, campers present their evidence in a simulated courtroom.
This camp is perfect for kids who love the TV show “CSI.” Campers use CPCC’s 2000 sq. foot crime scene facility, which houses the same resources used to train police and crime scene investigators from all over North Carolina and as many as nine other states.
Campers will practice fingerprinting, casting and molding shoe impressions; developing and lifting fingerprints; collecting and documenting evidence; and maintaining the chain of custody of evidence.  Evidence will be analyzed in the state of the art computer forensics lab in preparation for the mock trial. AAAF instructors will show campers many high-tech tools seen on television such as: laser trajectory kits, Bluestar reagent for blood spatter, alternate light sources, electro-static dust lifters and much more.
Forensic Kid’s Kamp is an opportunity for students to learn real crime scene investigation skills during the summer.
CPCC North Campus
11920 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
When (two sessions):
June 21-24 or July 19-22, 2010
  • Monday-Thursday; 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Registration is $233 (includes lunch on last day).
  • For more information, please call 704.330.4109.
  • To register, please call 704.330.4223.
  • Space is limited – only a few slots are still available
Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.
This release prepared by Marcia Brashear, 704.330.6612. An archive of CPCC news releases is at http://www.cpcc.edu/college-news.