The Mob Museum Hosts "Operation Summer Camp" This June and July

Kimberly Ritter

Do you have a little crime solver that is interested in criminal investigation, forensic science and history? If so, you may want to check out this virtual summer camp where kids can learn about crime scene investigation and more.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1blDP9_0ZDr55Nm00

Image courtesy of The Mob Museum.

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host “Operation Summer Camp,” a virtual summer camp offered in June and July. This series features hands-on and immersive activities exploring the work of police officers, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists and historians for youth ages 10 to 15. Campers can join other participants from around the country for an interactive, live-instruction virtual camp atmosphere.

“Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, three-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure, providing a total of 20 hours’ worth of activities per week. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. Five camps targeting different age groups are available:

  • “Operation: Investigation I” - Appropriate for campers ages 10 through 12 or rising grades 4 through 7. Each day will focus on a different topic, including how to investigate a crime and build a case by collecting evidence, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, blood spatter analysis, witness interrogation and more.

    Two sessions are offered Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PDT. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, June 2.
  • “Operation: Forensic Science I” - Appropriate for campers ages 13 through 15 or rising grades 8 through 10. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more.

    Two sessions are offered Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PDT. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, June 2.
  • “Operation: Investigation II” - Appropriate for campers ages 10 through 12 years or rising grades 4 through 7. Each day will focus on a different topic, including how to sharpen investigative skills, examine various forms of evidence, investigate a death, understand how law enforcement brings down criminals and more.

    Two sessions are offered Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PDT. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, June 30.
  • “Operation: Forensic Science II” - Appropriate for campers ages 13 through 15 or rising grades 8 through 10. Each day will focus on a different topic, including modern forensic techniques, historical crimes, science-based activities to hone the investigative craft and more.

    Two sessions are offered Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PDT. Registration must be complete by Wednesday, June 30.
  • “Operation: Discover History” - Appropriate for campers ages 10 through 12 or rising grades 4 through 7. Each day will focus on a different topic related to the fascinating history of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Campers will discover who lived in Las Vegas and how they adapted to the desert before modern technology. Participants will also learn what they can do to help preserve the city’s past. This new camp topic incorporates hands-on activities and creative writing aimed at appreciating and preserving the rich story of Las Vegas.

    Two sessions are offered Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PDT. Registration must be complete by Wednesday, June 30.

All campers will also be invited to join the program capstone event, “Summer Camp Family Night,” which takes place on the final day of camp each week on Friday at 5 p.m. PDT. During this activity, campers and their families participate in a camp-exclusive activity and trivia game. Each week, winners of Family Night will be awarded a family-four pack of tickets to visit The Mob Museum.

In addition, The Mob Museum’s “Operation Summer Camp” can assist children from Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America in earning certain merit badges. Badges are not included. For further details, please click here.

The cost for “Operation Summer Camp” is $150 per camper or $125 for Museum Members. For those purchasing multiple camp registrations, a 15 percent discount will be applied to the second or multiple registration(s). Cost includes a prepared kit with activities and materials needed to complete summer camp projects.

In the kits for campers in Investigation and Forensic Science, a few items in the kits include a pocket microscope, hand lens, instructions for making fake blood, materials needed to record and dust for fingerprints and much more. Campers in Discover History will have a pocket journal, neon chalk marker, hand lens, craft supplies and more. Kits can be picked up directly at The Mob Museum or mailed directly to campers anywhere in the U.S.

If you are a Las Vegas local and would like to become a member of the museum and to take advantage of membership pricing for Summer Camp, click here.

While The Mob Museum is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, because the camp is virtual, students anywhere in the country can participate.

For more information or to register for Operation Summer Camp, click here. For more information about the Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

Comments / 0

Published by

Two Kids and a Coupon is a frugal family website that shares news, ideas, entertainment, activities, recipes, and tips for today’s busy parents and family on a budget.

782 followers

More from Kimberly Ritter

Comments / 0