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July 19 - July 23, 2021

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

Spend a week as a Roberts student when you participate in one of our Academic Summer Day Camp. Camps run Monday-Friday the week of July 19, 2021, from 8:45 am - 4:45 pm. Cost of camp includes academic sessions, lunch, campus experiences, and more!

Open to high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall of 2021. Registration for each camp is limited to the first 12 students to sign up and submit their registration fees.

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7 camps to choose from

July 19-23, 2021

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Criminal Investigation

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Photography & Film

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Pre-Physical Therapy

* Registration for the Nursing & Pre-Med Camps require an additional $10 Simulation Fee.

Criminal Investigation


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

The Criminal Investigations Camp examines multiple aspects of how law enforcement teams conduct a criminal investigation. You will be part of a group that works a week long crime scenario that needs to be solved.

  • Meet with K9, SWAT, and Criminal Intelligence Specialists
  • Discover how professional units approach criminal investigation.
  • Gain experience solving crimes through mock crime scenes and tactical simulators.

Meet Your Professor

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Glenn Grana
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Director, Homeland Security Program

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. Glenn will bring his over 20 years of experience to the Criminal Investigation Camp and lead students through crime scene investigations and crime analysis. Glenn is a published author and recognized authority on crime and intelligence analysis.


Do you love solving mysteries?

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 crime. 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.

Meet Your Professors

Jason Murphy
Jason Murphy
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice

Jason Murphy is currently employed by the Irondequoit Police Department (IPD) as a Sergeant of the road patrol. Jason assists in supervising the 3rd platoon, as well as the Technical Services Unit. He has been employed with the IPD for 10 years and has served as a Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Crisis Intervention Team Member, and Member of the Honor Guard.  Prior to his time with IPD, Jason served as a Police Officer for the New York State Park Police.

Richard Hagen
Richard Hagen
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Richard Hagen earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Auburn University. With research specialization in biochemistry, he has a solid foundation in DNA extraction, genetic modification, enzymatic studies, and experience with various laboratory techniques and instrumentation utilized by forensic science technicians. As a passionate biochemist, Richard hopes to pass on the same enthusiasm he has for the subject to his students.

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
Associate Professor of Art

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.


Would you like to understand people better? Would you like to learn more about the science of Psychology?

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.

  • Develop an understanding of behavioral and emotional disorders.
  • Learn about experiments that shocked the world!
  • 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.

Meet Your Professors

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Jennifer Aube
Professor of Psychology
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
Associate Professor of Psychology
Beth Claes earned her PsyD 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.

Alysa MacMillen
Alysa MacMillen
Clinical Director, Westside Psychological Services
Alysa MacMillen earned her PsyD in School/Clinical Psychology at Roberts and currently runs Westside Psychological Services community clinic, while also teaching as an adjunct professor of psychology at the college. She specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents due to the occurrence of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, domestic violence, community violence, and traumatic grief.
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Cheryl Repass
Professor of Psychology
Cheryl Repass earned her PsyD 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.


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 Professors

Bob Dorman
Bob Dorman, DNP, RN-BC
Associate Professor/Associate Director, Traditional Undergraduate Nursing
Bob has been a nurse for 28 years and teaches pediatric nursing, nursing leadership, and also works in the simulation lab and skills lab.  His area of expertise is in pediatric critical care and flight nursing.  He has a wide variety of nursing experiences to share with prospective nursing students, and is known among his students as caring and invested in their learning.  He is looking forward to working with up-and-coming students!

Sharon Kurtz
Sharon Kurtz, BS, RN
Instructor of Nursing

Sharon has been a nurse for 12 years and works in the skills lab, simulation, and clinical settings. Her area of expertise is in labor and delivery and she loves to help our “Lucy” manikin give birth! She enjoys teaching students how to care for patients in the lab and in simulation so they are ready to face real-world patients in clinical settings. She is excited to demonstrate to you how Roberts Wesleyan College prepares our nursing students to be excellent future nurses!



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.
  • Perform a series of animal dissections including the heart and lungs, kidney and brain.
  • Conduct a genetics experiment using molecular techniques to determine your genotype for a particular taste gene.
  • Learn how to suture (i.e. stitches).

Meet Your Professors

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Rachel Graham
Instructor of Biology; Biology Lab Coordinator

Rachel graduated from Houghton College with a degree in biology and from Simmons College with a Master's in Education. She taught middle school science in PA, MA, SC, and NY before coming to Roberts 13 years ago. Rachel is the instructor for general biology labs, anatomy and physiology lab and microbiology labs and the lab coordinator for the biology department.

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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.

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.
  • 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-are 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
Professor of Biology

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.


One Week: $295/week
Cost for camp includes:

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Academic Sessions with Roberts Faculty

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Campus Experiences

Check out the sample schedule to discover what the week holds.

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Register Today

Summer Camp Registration is currently closed.

Questions? Please email Michele Kelly at Kelly_Michele@roberts.edu.

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

Health & Safety Measures

Roberts Wesleyan College is committed to keeping everyone on our campus and in our community safe and healthy. Campers must be willing to participate in required contact tracing and daily health screenings. Camps will be planned for physical distancing and masks will be required at all times. Roberts Wesleyan College will follow any COVID safety protocols required by New York State Department of Health. By registering for the camp, students are agreeing to follow all safety guidelines.

Refund Policy

If Roberts Wesleyan College cancels the camps a full refund will be issued. 

If a participant cancels, refunds will be given if withdrawal from the program is made at least four weeks prior to the start date (by June 21, 2021). Requests 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 withdrawal refunds.