Science can tell you why you like salsa.
(Learn how at the Ferris DNA Camp!)

Only 12 seats per session available!
This camp will be held in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan at our Ferris-Grand Rapids location.
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DNA Camp


Do you like salsa? Did you know your DNA might be telling your taste buds what to think? Come unlock the fun of DNA and genetics in Ferris State University's brand new, state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics lab in downtown Grand Rapids this summer. You'll learn how DNA can be used to diagnose diseases in hospital settings, practice using lab instruments to examine DNA and other genetic material, and look at how the change of one letter in your genetic code might determine whether or not you like salsa. You might even discover a fascinating new field of study for college and a great career.

This new camp was developed for high school students with an interest in genetics or those considering a career in science or medicine. Perform hands-on experiments on the same equipment found in clinical laboratories nationwide. In addition to the salsa experiment, you will isolate DNA from plants. Through a series of tests, you'll be able to transform this mysterious matter we call DNA into something you can actually see!

July 7-11, 2014
9 a.m. - noon

$125 The DNA camp is open to
students 14 years and older.
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Questions? For camp registration information, call (231) 591-3808 or (800) 562-9130. For specific camp content questions, call (616) 451-4777.

Note: Confirmation letter, receipt, and Waiver/Medical History Forms will be mailed to you. Waiver and Medical History Forms must be returned prior to the start of camp for the student to be allowed to participate.
Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be granted when written request for cancellation is received no later than two weeks before the camp start date. Ferris State University reserves the right to cancel this program due to insufficient enrollment with full refund.

Family and friends are invited to a poster session on the last day of camp to see what students learned throughout the week.