Saint Leo University High School CSI Summer Camp

Saint Leo University High School CSI Summer Camp

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 19, 2023

Scouring a crime scene, dusting for fingerprints, examining “blood” spatter —Saint Leo University is offering rising high-school juniors and seniors the opportunity to delve into the world of CSI—crime scene investigation.

CSI Summer Camp at Saint Leo University Offers High-Schoolers Hands-On Experience, June 18-24

Saint Leo will host its popular CSI Summer Camp from June 18 through June 24 at the campus, 33701 County Road 52 (formerly State Road 52), St. Leo, FL 33574.

Campers will experience hands-on and behind the scenes evidence collection, documentation and preservation as they work a variety of mock crime scenes. They will enjoy residence hall life and join other campers for meals, swimming, movies, and a variety of other evening activities. 

The camp is taught by faculty with extensive experience in the criminal justice system with a host of criminalistics experts who will lead on-site demonstrations. Campers also will participate in a field trip to a forensic unit to learn about latent prints and blood spatter, tour an evidence locker, and view a vehicle being processed for evidence by forensic experts. 

Saint Leo University’s CSI Summer Camp provides a realistic look at the hard work and critical thinking needed to locate, preserve, and analyze evidence. Campers should expect to be involved in:

  • Practical exercises lifting fingerprints, casting foot and tire impressions, drawing and photographing evidence;
  • Learning about types of bugs relating to crime scene decomposition;
  • How to dig up human remains from criminal justice professionals;
  • Exercises about interview, interrogation, and legal aspects of CSI, then will present their findings to a mock grand jury. 

Space is limited and students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Total cost for the camp is $2,000, which includes airport transfers, furnished housing, meals, necessary CSI supplies, field trip, evening activities, and souvenirs. A $500 deposit is due at registration.  The camp is open to rising high school juniors and seniors age 15 – 18, with parental consent.

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For more information, contact Nikki Heister at or (352) 588-8487.

Topics covered in this camp contain mature content and students will be expected to participate in the following activities:  group work and presentations, walk in a field to view a mock crime scene, use cameras to document evidence, measure distances for plotting evidence, cast footprints, tire treads, etc., climb inside a vehicle, evidence collection in a variety of environments, collecting fingerprints and other outdoor activities in Florida weather. 

Saint Leo University has a strong commitment to principles of equal access to education.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services, Dr. Michael Bailey, assistant director at (352) 588-8845 or

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering more than 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs and specializations to more than 15,300 students each year. Founded in 1889 in the Benedictine tradition, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing an education to learners of all backgrounds and ages. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, at education centers, and through an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 103,000 alumni. Learn more at



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