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Virtual On-Demand Camps

Participate from home with recorded materials

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Use pre-recorded daily lessons and materials to complete an entire camp curriculum at your own pace, whenever it’s convenient. In On-Demand Camps:

  • Students have private access to daily sessions pre-recorded by DNALC educators allows for easy, at-home viewing.
  • A kit containing lab materials and camp workbooks and protocols can be picked up at the DNALC or shipped to your home+.
  • The DNA Barcoding and Genome Science camps require that DNA samples isolated at home are dropped off or shipped to the DNALC for processing by specified dates. The cost of shipping is to be covered by the student and their family. A link will be made available to keep campers updated on sample processing and to see results.
  • We use video chat to allow campers to connect with a DNALC educator to ask questions, troubleshoot labs, and share results.Campers can communicate with instructors in the camp's Google Classroom. Alternatively, campers can get help via email message or phone call.

When an On-Demand Camp application is received, registered campers will receive an email with kit pick-up information or shipment status and instructions on accessing the camp videos and Google Classroom.

All online recordings will be accessible in the parent/guardian DNALC Summer Camps account for 60 days from the date of registration.

Preview the On-Demand Welcome video on YouTube or download a PDF welcome document.

+ Unfortunately, due to constraints and costs for shipping kits and samples, we are unable to accept international On-Demand camp registrations.

Virtual On-Demand Video Camps

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Fun with DNA

In-Person | On-Demand

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

World of Enzymes

In-Person | On-Demand

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

Forensic Detectives

In-Person | On-Demand

Intro to conventional forensic science; entering grades 9–10

DNA Barcoding

In-Person | On-Demand

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

Genome Science

In-Person | On-Demand

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