Whatcom Community College (WCC) will once again be offering its popular GenCyber camps for middle and high school students who want to explore cybersecurity, a rapidly growing, high demand field in the U.S. and worldwide. Participants will learn through hands-on computer activities how cybersecurity professionals help protect information and information systems from unauthorized access, misuse, and destruction.
Middle school camp
10 am - 3 pm daily
Open to incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
High school camp
Choose: July 9-13 or July 16-20
9:30 am - 3:30 pm daily
Open to incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
These are non-residential day camps. Participants will need to provide their own accommodations and daily transportation to and from the camps. Lunch will be provided daily.
What is the cost?
The GenCyber camps are offered at no cost to participants. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation through a GenCyber grant.
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so apply early. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required.
From 2012-14, Whatcom Community College offered an annual cybercamp for local high school students. The camps were funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant the College received. Below is information about how other institutions can host their own cybersecurity camps.
This site contains the materials used to create a high school cybersecurity camp. Currently we have posted the lab manual and one day competition materials. These materials were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation.
For information about this project, please contact Corrinne Sande at Whatcom Community College (firstname.lastname@example.org).