Summer Camps

July 22 - August 2, 2019

Get out of the house this summer and experience your future career at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Spend up to two weeks as a Roberts student when you participate in an overnight Summer Camp. Camps run Monday-Friday the weeks of July 22 and July 29, 2019, with an optional weekend stay. Cost of camp includes meals, overnight stay, camp experiences and labs, field trips, and more!

Open to high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall of 2019.

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10 camps to choose from

Week 1 | July 22-26, 2019

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Business Innovation

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Environmental Science

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This camp is half full. Register now to hold your spot.

Do you love solving mysteries?

This is the camp for you!  Come spend a week immersed in crime
scene investigation.  From collecting evidence to analyzing the evidence in a lab, you will process  a
simulated crime scene and work with a group to solve the investigation.  This camp will provide you with
hands-on experience in the field of forensic science.

  • Learn how to collect evidence from a crime scene
  • Discover how a professional processes a crime scene
  • Collect evidence from a simulated crime scene
  • Scientifically analyze the collected evidence
  • Visit the Monroe County Crime Lab

Meet Your Professors

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Mark Concordia
As a former law enforcement professional, Mark Concordia knows what it takes to get the job done.He's worked in every area of law enforcement, including corrections, homicide investigations, and counter- terrorism. Prepared with 22 years of experience in these areas, Mark will bring his experience to CSI Camp and lead students through crime scene investigations.


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Jason Taylor
Dr. Jason Taylor, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, received his Ph.D. from Indiana University and has been teaching at Roberts Wesleyan College for 14 years.  Dr. Taylor regularly advises forensic science students and teaches both Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis courses in the forensic science program.


Would you like to understand people better? Promote wholeness & healing?

Spend a week learning about psychology and the breadth of vocational paths that it offers. Expect to
learn a lot more about yourself and the people around you as you participate in a variety of activities.

  • Explore the breadth of careers available to someone who
    studies psychology.
  • Develop some techniques for becoming a natural helper
  • Discover how play can be used to help people in counseling.
  • Experience the use of psychological measures to answer and decipher some of life’s most asked
    questions about human behavior.
  • Develop an understanding of behavioral and emotional disorders
  • Take a glimpse into the psychology of sleep and learn about one of the most powerful ways to enhance performance that doesn’t cost a thing!
  • Learn about experiments that shocked the world!

Meet Your Professors

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Jennifer Aube earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at McGill University and has years of experience as a psychologist working with adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges. Her areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. She is currently the Director of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical/School Psychology at Roberts Wesleyan College.


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Beth Claes earned her Psy.D. in School Psychology at Alfred University and has several years of experience doing clinical work with children, adolescents, and young adults in private practice. She has used play therapy to treat individuals with anxiety, depression, and other emotional/behavioral disorders. She is passionate about the importance of play, and currently teaches the graduate level play therapy course at Roberts Wesleyan College.


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Julie Grimm earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University and has spent over 25 years assisting college students with career and vocational choices. She has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate counseling courses, and now serves as Dean of the School of Natural & Social Sciences at Roberts Wesleyan College.


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Steve Pulos earned his Psy.D. in School Psychology at Alfred University. He is an assistant professor in graduate psychology with an interest in neuropsychology and mindfulness. A Cross Country and Track coach for 25 years, he has been a guest speaker at the Elite Distance Running Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.


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Cheryl Repass earned her Psy.D. in School Psychology at Alfred University and has years of experience doing clinical work in the schools with child and adolescent populations. Her area of practice expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with specific learning, social/emotional, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. She also continues to provide consultation to families and school systems in navigating the mental health needs of youth throughout the local community.


Business Innovation

Are you interested in Business Innovation - developing new products & services?

Spend a week developing your business and creative innovation skills.   You’ll have the opportunity to
learn and use creative tools, visit an innovative business setting, and collaborate on an innovation of
your own.  The camp will provide hands-on experience in the field of business innovation and provide
you with practical skills to creatively solve a host of business problems.

  • See and interact with innovative local business persons.
  • Learn and practice using creative problem-solving tools.
  • Develop an innovative product, including the building of a “prototype” or working model.

Meet Your Professors

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Carrie Starr & Ervin Starr
As serial entrepreneurs, Ervin & Carrie know what it takes to launch a business or franchise.  Through consulting they have helped other businesses to innovate their products, services, and business practices.  Ervin and Carrie bring over 20 years of experience teaching creativity, innovation, leadership, and problem-solving.  They have experience starting and operating their own businesses, and coaching & consulting for other businesses.  Carrie and Ervin co-published two books, and Carrie has recently published her third book – all around interpersonal success.  They are in process of launching their fourth business venture, a partner coaching practice for business and marriage partners.

Environmental Science

Are you interested in the interactions in the natural world?

Spend a week in field and in the lab, learning techniques used by environmental scientists to assess
ecosystems and populations.

  • Practice field techniques in surveying populations in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems as well
    as water quality assessment.
  • Participate in citizen science data collection for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation as well as the Empire State Native Pollinator Study.
  • Learn more about our local ecosystem trees and flowers, and compare past and present data to look at changes in ecosystems.
  • Explore careers, ethical issues, and case studies in the field of environmental science.

Meet Your Professor

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Rachel Graham
Rachel Graham has been an instructor of biology at Roberts Wesleyan College for the last 11 years. In addition, she has taught in environmental education with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and the Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies. She has been trained as a citizen scientist with the NYSDEC to do stream evaluations and with the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey to do pollinator collection using money from a NOAA grant, both of which we will be participating in during this camp. She loves to be outdoors, exploring the natural world with a field guide and binoculars, and her husband and kids.


Do you love playing with light?

Do you wonder why the sky is blue, how a rainbow is made, or what makes a sunset so colorful? Do you wonder how cameras and fiber optics work? The wonderful world of optics has the answers! Spend a week learning about the basic principles of optics through hands-on interaction with lasers, mirrors, lenses, prisms and more.

Make your own optics toys while exploring answers to the following questions:

  • How does a kaleidoscope work?
  • Why are things in the mirror closer than they appear?
  • What makes spear fishing such a challenge?
  • Why is there color on a soap bubble?
  • How can I turn every light into a rainbow?

Meet Your Professor

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Candice Fazar
Candice Fazar earned her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Rochester where she studied infrared detectors for space-based astronomy.  She periodically joins the research effort in the infrared astronomy group and has recently done work with Nick Vamivakas in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester on Raman Spectroscopy.

Week 2 | July 29-August 2, 2019

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Criminal Investigation



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Young Women in Leadership


This camp has only a few spots left. Register now.

Are you interested in becoming a nurse?

Spend a week in the life of a registered nurse. With the help of the latest cutting-edge technology and expert clinicians at Roberts Wesleyan College, you will learn to work as a vital member of the healthcare team.

  • Practice basic assessment and nursing skills in our state- of - the- art practice and simulation labs. 
  • Participate in simulations with high fidelity manikins that have a heart rate, blood pressure, breathe and talk.
  • Explore the vast career opportunities in the field of nursing and what it takes to be a nurse today.

Meet Your Professor

Sara Lang
Sara Lang is a Family Nurse Practitioner and works in the Simulation and Practice Labs in the School of Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College. She also works as a Maternity nurse in a local Birthing Center and provides clinical instruction in Maternity for Roberts Wesleyan College Nursing students.


This camp is FULL! 

*To be added to the waiting list, email Michele Kelly at

Are you interested in the medical field? 

Spend a week learning about medical professions and explore possible pathways to medical school. You will learn more about the field of medicine and participate in hands-on medical simulations.

  • Participate in medical simulations in our state-of-the-art simulation center and analyze medical case studies to diagnose mock patients.
  • Conduct a genetics experiment using molecular techniques to determine your genotype for a particular taste gene.
  • Perform a series of animal dissections including the heart and lungs, kidney and brain.
  • Learn how to suture (i.e. stitches). 

Meet Your Professor

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Cindy Davis
Cindy Davis earned her Ph.D. in Biology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, with a research focus in molecular genetics. She gets a kick out of helping students find the career path that is right for them and has had the privilege of working with many wonderful students interested in a career in medicine over the past 27 years of teaching. Currently, she uses genetic and cell biological techniques to study meiosis in yeast.

Criminal Investigations

This camp is half full. Register now to hold your spot.

Do you love solving mysteries?

Spend a week immersed in crime scene investigation.  You will process a simulated crime scene, collect evidence, analyze clues in the mock crime analysis center, and work with a group to solve the crime.  This camp will provide you with hands-on experience in the field of criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, and crime analysis.

  • Discover how a professional processes and collects evidence at a crime scene.
  • Scientifically analyze the evidence you collect from a simulated crime scene.
  • See the real CSI professionals in action with real-time demonstrations from local and federal evidence recovery teams.

Meet Your Professor

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Glenn Grana
As a former law enforcement professional, Glenn Grana knows what it takes to get the job done. He's worked in every area of law enforcement, including crime analysis. Professor Grana brings over 20 years of experience to CSI Camp and leads students through crime scene investigations and crime analysis. Glenn is a published author and recognized authority on crime and intelligence analysis.


Do you love to sing?

If you love to sing, then join us for a week-long immersion in choral singing in a college-like setting where
you will be challenged as a musician and grow as a vocalist. Our daily intensive rehearsals will include:

  • Sight-singing to prepare you for solo festival adjudications;
  • An emphasis on solo vocal skills within the ensemble setting;
  • Instruction in healthy vocal technique to improve range, stamina, and tone quality;
  • Movement and team-building exercises to enhance musicianship and musicality.

Meet Your Professor

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Adam Potter
Dr. Adam Potter is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Roberts Wesleyan College, where he teaches coursework in choral conducting, choral methods, and aural skills, and conducts the Roberts Chorale. He earned his Ph.D. in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University, where he was a student of André Thomas. He has guest conducted and presented in ten states and Kenya. Before coming to Roberts, he was a high school music teacher and church musician.

Young Women in Leadership

Are you interested in becoming a leader?

Do you hope to leave a mark in the world?  Do you want to make a difference?  If so, the Young Women
and Leadership camp is right for you.  Learn about leadership opportunities and develop the skills
necessary to become an effective, dynamic leader.  Discover your potential!

  • Identify your strengths
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Learn to work collaboratively
  • Hear from women leaders in our community
  • Create a personal development plan
  • Learn how to harness the power of social media to advance you
  • Explore higher education options
  • Be an advocate for yourself and others

Meet Your Professor

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Linda Quinlan
Linda Quinlan is an English professor, chair of the Language and Literature department, and founder of Roberts’ Women’s Studies program.  She has a special interest in studying societal views of gender and their effects on young women.


One Week: $395/week | Two Weeks: $375/week*
Cost for camp includes:

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Lab/field experience

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Overnight accommodations

*Campers attending for two weeks who wish to stay the weekend may do so for an additional $250.
Check out the sample schedule to discover what the week holds.

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Questions? Please email Michele Kelly at

As a Christian school, these camps will seek to incorporate the values and commitments of the Christian faith.

The Camp will have a permit to operate in New York State from the Monroe County Department of Public Health.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given if withdrawal from the program is made at least four weeks prior to the start date. Request for refunds will not be honored if withdrawal is made within four weeks of the start date, unless a written request citing extenuating circumstances is submitted and approved. A $25 processing fee will be retained for all withdrawal refunds.