WCU Forensic Anthropology Program

Bones and Stones Day Camp

Forensic Anthropology Students doing field workA forensic anthropology day camp
for high school juniors and seniors
June 17-21, 2013
9am to 2pm Monday–Friday
$199.00 per person

Would you like to become a real life “Bones”? Are you interested in learning more about the science of Forensic Anthropology?

Western Carolina University’s office Continuing Education and the Forensic Anthropology Program are hosting a day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors , June 17-21, that will allow you to work alongside real forensic anthropology students studying human remains. Learn how remains are recovered and explore a career in the forensic sciences.

WCU is one of the few schools in the nation to have a real human decomposition research station and the only university to have not one, but two board-certified forensic anthropologists on staff.

Dr. Cheryl Johnston’s annual field school brings students from around the county and internationally to study at our unique location. You’ll get to work alongside these students doing actual hands-on field work and research, learning the tools and techniques employed by actual investigators.

How to apply:
To apply, interested students must submit a 400-500 word essay (approximately 1 page) explaining why they are interested in attending this camp. A recommendation from a teacher is also required. Accepted students will be notified by May 24th. The deadline for applications is May 17.

Please mail the application, essay, recommendation letter and $25 refundable deposit (payable to “WCU”) to:

     Bones and Stones Camp
     C/O Office of Continuing Education
     138 Camp Building
     Cullowhee, NC 28723

For questions, please contact:

     Dr. Cheryl Johnston
     Western Carolina Human Identification Laboratory
     Department of Anthropology & Sociology Western Carolina University
     101 McKee Building
     Cullowhee, N.C. 28723
     (828) 227-2816 (office)
     (828) 227-7440 (fax)


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