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2015 Camp in the Asbury Park Press!

To view the article on the Asbury Park Press’ site, click here! Or just read the awesome article by Jean Mikle of the APP below! Lavallette camp trains young forensic scientists By Jean Mikle LAVALLETTE – Instead of swimming or making crafts, kids who attend the borough’s Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science Camp will get to solve a “crime.” The camp, now in its seventh year, is open to kids ages 10-17. Scheduled to be held from Aug. 11-13, it’s sponsored by the Lavallette Recreation Commission and the borough’s Municipal Alliance. The camp is run by Doug Houser, a teacher and developer of the Forensic Science Program at Brick Memorial High School. Here’s what you need to know if your child would like to join the camp: •The camp’s theme is based on a bank robbery investigation. Campers will get to work with handwriting and document analysis and analysis…

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Houser Forensics Camps in The Ocean Star

 July 31st, 2009 By Chris Sheldon It’s not every day that children get a chance to emulate a forensic scientist. Doug Houser, of Lavallette, is a science teacher at Brick Memorial High School and has started the Lavallette CSI Forensic Science Camp at Lavallette Elementary School. The program is sponsored by the Lavallette Municipal Alliance and consists of a week-long session of fun forensic science activities for kids ages 6 to 16. Mr. Houser said he is excited to bring forensic science to the kids. “The best part is to see how fascinating science is and how applicable it is to everyday experiences,” Mr. Houser said. “As a teacher, it’s exciting to see them discover something new and  get excited about it.” Mr. Houser said he started the camp in the memory of one of his favorite students at Brick Memorial, Brittany Gregory, who was murdered in 2004. “I…