The ‘summer camp’ is long established in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be just about outdoor pursuits. The popularity of programmes like CSI has awakened interest in investigation techniques, and to satisfy the interest, Stockton CSI now run summer camp programmes with a forensic science theme. Participants get to survey mock crime scenes, look for clues and even learn the basics of blood analysis.
I’m sure there’s a market for something like this here in the UK. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be a residential programme, or indeed one just for children. I can see that a lot of adults would also be interested in this as well, and even a day or half day programme could give them a valuable insight, as well as being a great deal of fun.
Something to investigate yourself if you have the right skills and background.