GenCyber Camp

Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars!

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RIC GenCyber 2022 - A Rhode Island Online Beginners Cybersecurity Camp Sponsored by NSA and NSF

Dates: June 21-July 8, 2022 (pre-camp “warm up” activities to get ready for camp). These activities are to be completed at your own pace, when you have time.

July 11-15, 2022 (Working together online between 8:30-3:30 with fun activities and lots of built-in games and breaks)

Place: Rhode Island College (but online!)

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

Great News! GenCyber cybersecurity camp is back on for Summer 2022. To be safe, we will be online again this summer and are planning to be back face-to-face Summer 2023.  If you are interested in studying computer science and cybersecurity, the Rhode Island College GenCyber Cybersecurity Camp is for you. No experience necessary! 

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.  For the student’s part, you must be willing to commit to the full two weeks and in return you will receive a GenCyber certificate (along with other awards/prizes) at the end of camp.  We will also have fun follow-on activities in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 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.

Questions?

If you have questions or need more information, contact Professor Suzanne Mello-Stark at smellostark@ric.edu​.​​