Criminology & Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Summer Camp

Summer camp dates to be announced March 2023

Experience a different kind of summer camp.

Explore the ever-changing American criminal justice system:

  • Investigate a mock crime scene
  • Tour the FBI crime lab
  • Examine fingerprints
  • Explore careers
  • Prepare for your future

For more information, contact

Benefits of the program:

  • Receive an overview of law enforcement and the functions of police in society
  • Have opportunities to apply scientific theories to criminal investigations by examining a mock crime scene and dusting fingerprints
  • Tour the FBI crime lab (closed to the public) and the SAPD Fusion Center

Camp details and eligibility:

  • Registration fee: $300
  • Eligible students: Rising high school juniors and seniors (entering a junior or senior status in the fall)
  • Camp held during the summer for a week (Monday – Friday) from 9am-3pm each day
    • This is a day camp only. No overnight accommodations are available.
  • Spaces are limited; applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

Application information:

  • A complete application packet will include:
    • Student Application
    • Student Personal Statement
    • Mature Content and Release Form
    • Medical Release Form
    • UTSA Photo, Video and Comment Release Form
    • Camp Payment Form
    • To request an application please email

How to send application:

Mail the completed application with payment to the following address:

Henry Meade, Criminal Justice Faculty & Camp Coordinator
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Downtown Campus
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Durango Building, Room 4.112
San Antonio, TX 78207

Participants share about their experiences at camp:

“The camp taught us what it is really like to be a police officer.  A lot of their work involves serving the community.”

“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.”

“We went into a gun vault at the FBI building and saw so many guns and ballistic vests. It was amazing!”

“The Criminal Justice Camp was definitely an unforgettable experience. My daughter thought each day was interesting and the camp provided real world experiences and not just lecture.”

2019 Criminal Justice Summer Camp photos