CyberPatriot CyberCamp

For rising 7th-9th graders
Virtual Camp
Date: July 27-31, 2020

IMPORTANT Equipment requirements: Campers need access to a 64-bit computer, preferably with a Windows Operating System. Sadly Chromebooks will not work with the required software.


Students going into grades 7-9 in Fall 2020 are invited to learn basic strategies to secure computers and networks against malicious attacks and unwanted hackers and to learn more about future career possibilities in cybersecurity and safety. The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program provides teams of students with opportunities to compete against others in scenarios designed for problem solving and quick thinking. This online CyberCamp provides an introduction to the concepts and skills of cyber safety and security with an emphasis on fun and hands-on learning of principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. Participants will learn the importance of cyber safety and how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats. On the final day of CyberCamp, teams of participants will participate in a mini-CyberPatriot competition, applying their new skills to solve a realistic problem scenario.

Tentative Daily Schedule (Central Daylight Time):

9:00-10:00am Morning Meeting

1:00-2:00pm Office Hours (optional)

3:00-4:00pm Daily Wrap

As we implement this camp virtually for the first time, our predicted schedule may need adjusting.

This camp is a collaboration of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering program, the Office for Math, Science, and Technology Education, the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium, and the Information Trust Institute’s Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program.