Summer Camps

July 20-31, 2020

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 20 and July 27, 2020, 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 2020.

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9 camps to choose from

Week 1 | July 20-24, 2020


Photography & Film

Registration limited to 12 students.
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Criminal Investigation



Registration requires an additional $10 Simulation Fee.
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Registration requires an additional $10 Lab Fee.


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.


Are you interested in the medical field? 

Spend a week learning about medical professions and explore possible pathways to medical school and other health professions. 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.

Photography & Film

Do you like taking pictures and making movies?

Spend a week as a photographer and filmmaker. Learn the essentials of visual storytelling using professional-level DSLR cameras, video production, and audio equipment. Explore the importance of composition, lighting, depth of field, color, and more that can make even your smartphone images and videos more cinematic.

  • Explore one photo theme each day including portraiture, architecture, journalism, event photography, and even black-and-white "camera-less" images. 
  • Write, produce, film, and edit a short narrative film in small production groups.
  • Learn the rules and when to break them as you capture the world around you during walking field trips.

Meet Your Professor

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Romy Hosford
Romy Hosford is a multimedia artist, visual storyteller and Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Roberts Wesleyan College. She holds an MFA degree in Visual Studies from Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. She has over 20 years of experience in both commercial and fine-art photography and film/video production. As an educator Professor Hosford challenges her students to question and challenge the cultural misconceptions about the arts and the media/electronic arts. Read more about Professor Hosford…


Criminal Investigations

Do you want to understand the inner workings of a criminal investigation?

The Criminal Investigations Camp examines multiple aspects of how to conduct a criminal investigation. Starting with the 911 call and ending with an arrest, this camp introduces students to how law enforcement responds and investigates each stage of a criminal investigation.

Previous guest lecturers have included members of the Monroe County Sheriffs, Bomb, SWAT, and K9 units, as well as CSI technicians and Criminal Investigators. These guest lecturers show students how their units approach a criminal investigation. Then, using mock crime scenes and tactical simulators, the students become criminal investigators as they are dispatched to a crime and are tasked to solve it.

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.

Week 2 | July 27-31, 2020

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Teacher Education


Pre-Physical Therapy


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.

  • Discover how a professional collects evidence and processes a crime scene.
  • Gain experience collecting evidence from a simulated crime scene.
  • Perform laboratory experiments to analyze the evidence with current instrumentation.
  • 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 17 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.

  • Spend some guided time online exploring 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.


Pre-Physical Therapy

Are you interested in helping people get back to physical health?

Spend a week learning about the profession of physical therapy. Physical Therapists make peoples’ dreams of getting back to full health, after injury or surgery, come true.

  • Learn more about the training and practice of physical therapy from former Roberts students.
  • Discover the wide range of career opportunities in PT.
  • How flexible are you? Practice flexibility tests used by Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.
  • Engage in fun activities that highlight physical limitations that your future patients may experience.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to measure your cardiorespiratory capacity.
  • Learn how you can become trained and certified to take your place as an integral player on a healthcare or sports medicine team.

Meet Your Professor

Peter LaCelle
Dr. LaCelle earned his Ph.D. in Physiology and Cell Biology from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, with research focused on the decline of host-defense after injury. He has been teaching anatomy and physiology to many bright students interested in health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and medicine, for the past 15 years. As part of the team developing the new Exercise Science major here at Roberts, he has become passionate about preparing students for careers in physical therapy and all aspects of sports medicine. His current research focuses on various exercise science and cell and molecular biology problems, including the influence of diet on human performance, and the regulation of cell growth and differentiation in the epidermis of the skin.

Teacher Education

Do you love working with children?

Spend a week learning about teaching children. You'll walk the path of a teacher, planning fun lessons and activities, and then implementing those activities with children.

  • Learn about the different content areas you could teach.
  • Observe different teachers in action.
  • Learn how to plan lessons and activities that are engaging for children.
  • Plan and implement lessons and activities with children.

Meet Your Professor

Kristin Driskill
Kristen Driskill earned her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She earned her Master’s in Literacy and Bachelors in Childhood/Special Education from SUNY Geneseo. She spent 17 years as a classroom teacher and instructional/literacy specialist before coming to Roberts to teach future teachers. Kristen fully enjoys teaching students of all ages and is still quite active in many local schools.


Are you ready to transform your God-given passion into world-changing service2?

Experience a wide variety of ways that the love of Jesus is transforming lives. Learn about the Bible and the challenges and rewards of ministry as you ignite new, personal spiritual growth.

Explore your call to serve Jesus while learning about impactful ministries in and outside of the church, including possible career options such as pastor, working in a nonprofit ministry, chaplaincy, Christian music, and missions at home and overseas.

  • Step into the adventure and explore the great things God has in store for your life.
  • Get hands-on with Mission Day, where you will join in active ministry in the City of Rochester and by hosting a worship event for fellow campers on campus.
  • Join high school students from across North America and gain exposure to impactful ministry careers in and outside of the church.

Meet Your Professor

Jay Trainer
Jay Trainer is a passionate follower of Christ, a husband, dad, and evangelist focused on students, and a ministry resourcing partner. He is the founder of Infuzion, Inc. Camping Ministry, the Untorn® Podcast, and an adjunct professor at Roberts Wesleyan College.


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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Register Today

Summer Camp Registration is limited to the first 24 students in each camp.  Registration will close when a camp is full or on July 3, 2020.

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.