MVCC’s Free GenCyber Summer Camps are back for another year! There are two options for participants this summer: A Beginner Camp and an Advanced Camp. These camps are designed to educate high school students in grades 9-12 on the rapidly growing field of Cybersecurity — both nationally and here in the Utica/Rome area!
Our GenCyber camps are based on hands-on activities that allow students to explore computer hardware, wireless technology, password security, coding (Robots!), networking, and the Linux operating system. At the end of the week, participants will apply what they have learned to complete a capstone project that challenges them to work together to solve real-world cybersecurity problems.
Students who would like to broaden their knowledge in the field of cybersecurity through fun and engaging labs and other cybersecurity-related exercises are encouraged to attend. The camps are funded by the National Security Agency and are free of charge to all participants.
Both camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Beginner Camp: July 15-19
This one-week camp is filled with hands-on activities and laboratory exercises to introduce new students to the cybersecurity field. This camp is for first-time GenCyber participants who are interested in the field of cybersecurity.
Advanced Camp: July 22-26
This one-week camp is designed to expand the knowledge of students in grades 9-12 who attended last year’s GenCyber Summer Camp as well as students who are already familiar with Cybersecurity. Seats are very limited for this specialized camp, so apply today!
For more information on registration, please contact the program coordinator.