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Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars!

GenCyber logoRIC GenCyber 2021 – A Rhode Island College Beginner’s Cybersecurity Camp
Sponsored by NSA and NSF

Date: July 12-16, 2021

Place: Rhode Island College Campus
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908

Who should apply: If you are a rising high school Junior or Senior interested in learning about cybersecurity, we want to hear from you! No experience necessary.

RIC GenCyber is the first and only GenCyber camp in Rhode Island. Since it is fully sponsored by the NSA and NSF, it is free of charge. We will meet between 8:30-4:30 on July 12-16, 2021. To attend the camp, you must commit to being on campus during this time. Campers must provide their own transportation to and from camp and must commit to being on-time. Bus tickets are also available free of charge. Breakfast, lunch and other goodies will be provided. This year we have chosen the following topics:

  • Staying Safe Online/Cyberbullying
  • Cryptography
  • Steganography
  • Virtual Environments
  • Building Raspberry PIs
  • Learning Python
  • Binary/Hexidecimal

Each lesson has something for everyone. We offer a combination of individual, pair/small group and whole class instruction. We offer a combination of hands-on activities and unplugged computer activities that students enjoy.

Application Process

The application process is easy. It consists of a set of questions, a short essay and a teacher recommendation. You will supply us with a teacher’s name and email address as part of the application process. We will contact the teacher directly. To apply, fill out the application below.


If you have questions or need more information, contact Suzanne Mello-Stark at​.​​

Page last updated: March 23, 2020