GenCyber Camp

Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars!

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RIC GenCyber 2024 - A Rhode Island Online Beginners Cybersecurity Camp Sponsored by NSA and NSF

Pre-Camp: June 17 - July 5, 2024. These activities are to be completed at your own pace, when you have time.

Camp: July 8 - 12, 2024. Working together online between 8:30–3:30 with fun activities and lots of built-in games and breaks.

Post Camp: July 15 - 26, 2024. These activities will consist of working with your GenCyber friends and individually at your own pace.

Place: Rhode Island College (but online!)

What: Spend a week learning to Hack (ethically of course) 

Who should apply: If you are a rising high school Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in learning about cybersecurity, we want to hear from you! 

The camp is fully funded via a National Security Agency (NSA) grant, so it is totally free for students. Each student will be given an Arduino, a camp T-shirt and backpack and many other goodies.  There will also be awards and prizes earned throughout the week.  To be accepted to the camp, you must be willing to commit to the full three weeks of pre-camp (fun asynchronous activities as well as attend the synchronous week of activities.  In return you will receive a GenCyber certificate (along with other awards/prizes) at the end of the camp. We will also have fun follow-on activities in Fall 2024 to keep the learning going.  Since we are online, students must also have access to the Internet. 

This year we have chosen the following topics:

  • Staying Safe Online
  • Ethics and Cyberbullying
  • Arduino Activities
  • Learning to Program
  • Binary/Hexidecimal
  • Movie nights and much more!

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 Professor Suzanne Mello-Stark at​.​​

Photo Release

Please download the photo release form.  Read, sign and have your parent/guardian sign then upload the signed form.  We will take a few group photos at the camp and we need your permission to share.