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Virtual Live Instruction

Attend camp from home

Note June 6, 2022: Virtual Live camps have been cancelled for this summer due to low enrollment. Please see the On-Demand Camp page for our only virtual option.

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We are pleased to continue offering virtual summer camps to make our programs available to remote campers! Six DNALC camps have been adapted for remote instruction. In Virtual Live Instruction Camps:

  • Students receive a kit containing materials to complete labs at home alongside classmates and instructor. Kits will be available for pick up at a DNALC location or can be shipped. (Kits are not required for BioCoding.)
  • Students split time between a whole group setting and working in small breakout groups with classmates.
  • At the end of Fun with DNA, World of Enzymes and Forensic Detectives, parents and guardians are invited to join the class for "Parent Participation" activities.
  • The DNA Barcoding and Genome Science camps require that DNA samples isolated at home be dropped off or shipped back OVERNIGHT to the DNALC (by USPS/FEDEx/UPS) for processing. The cost of shipping is to be covered by the student and their family.
    DNA Barcoding students will need to return samples on Day 1 and Day 2 (Monday and Wednesday) and Genome Science participants will need to return samples on Day 1 only. 
  • Camps are conducted on Zoom. A walk-through of Zoom will be sent in advance of the camp to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the platform.

CANCELLED 2022 Summer Camp Calendar

CANCELLED FOR 2022 VIRTUAL Live Instruction Camps

See On-Demand Camps for virtual delivery

June 27 – July 1
July 5 – 8*
July 11 – 15
July 18 – 22
July 25 – 29
August 1 – 5
August 8 – 12
August 15 – 19
August 22 – 26
Aug 29 – Sep 2

Morning Sections

Morning Virtual Live Camps begin at 9:30 am EDT

Fun with DNA 9:30-12:00
Genome Science
M - W - F
DNA Barcoding
M - W - F

Afternoon Sections

Afternoon Virtual Live Camps begin at 1:00 pm EDT

Fun with DNA 1:00-3:30
Genome Science
M - W - F
DNA Barcoding
M - W - F

*July 5 to 8: The BioCoding At Home Camp in this week is scheduled for four days due to the Independence Day holiday;
there will be no class on Monday, July 4th.

Virtual Live Instruction Camps

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Fun with DNA

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Entry-level course in DNA science; entering grades 6–7

World of Enzymes

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Intro to enzymes in molecular biology and industry; entering grade 8 & Fun alumni entering grade 7

Forensic Detectives

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Intro to conventional forensic science; entering grades 9–10

DNA Barcoding

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity; entering grades 10–12, or 9 with biology coursework


In-Person | Virtual Live

Intro to programming and bioinformatics; entering grades 11–12

Genome Science

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Analyze the genetic complement of several organisms; entering grades 11–12 with advanced coursework or camp