Recommended for Grades 4-6

When you learn to code, you’re not only learning the language of technology — you’re learning new ways to think and bring your ideas to life. The USF Everyone Can Code summer camp helps campers identify code in their everyday lives and teaches the basic principles of coding using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds.

Campers will have the opportunity to LEARN coding basics, PRACTICE their skills through various puzzles and activities, APPLY what they have learned as they create with code, and CONNECT the experiences from camp to the real world through problem-solving and critical thinking. At the end of the week, campers will even design and prototype their own app using the skills they have learned.

USF Everyone Can Code is intended to not only introduce coding concepts but to also inspire young learners to think about how code might apply to their own futures. This camp is intended for BEGINNERS with little to no experience in coding.

For students participating in the virtual sessions, this camp requires access to an iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or later installed.

  • Week 1: June 21 – 24, 2022 (hosted in person at USF’s Tampa campus)
  • Week 2: June 27 – July 1, 2022 (hosted virtually with synchronous camp sessions)
  • Week 3: July 5-8, 2022 (hosted in person at USF’s Tampa campus)

All camp sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST each day.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until April 30, 2022. Please note, the scholarship applications will be evaluated as they are received and the application may close earlier if all available scholarships are awarded.

If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not pay for camp registration prior to receiving a scholarship decision and code. We are unable to issue refunds after camp registration has been processed.

USF C.A.G.E. Virtual CyberCamp

Recommended for Grades 3-5

USF’s C.A.G.E. Virtual CyberCamp offers campers in grades 3-5 an exciting, interactive experience problem solving through hands-on learning with various technologies. Campers work up the ranks as secret agent recruits for the Cybersecurity Agency for Global Engagement (C.A.G.E.) by solving puzzles, taking virtual tours, and gathering information to expose a mole within the organization!

This immersive, high-energy simulation will give campers knowledge in foundational computing concepts, including skills associated with cybersecurity, computing architecture, and coding. In addition to the program’s curriculum, campers will develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own interactions within the digital world.

C.A.G.E. Virtual CyberCamp will be held completely online. To enroll, all students need is a computer, an internet connection and a secret agent mentality to immerse themselves in the world of C.A.G.E. Campers will receive a packet with all the necessary materials for the week, including an ID badge, a secret message pen, a C.A.G.E. t-shirt and much more.

Cost: $149.95/week

  • Week 1: June 6-10, 2022
  • Week 2: June 13-17, 2022
  • Week 3: July 11-15, 2022
  • Week 4: July 18-22, 2022

Campers can work on their own time throughout the week. Each day, a new section will appear. Counselors will be live and available to help from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST.

Technical Requirements: Campers should have access to a computer and internet connection.

To register for the C.A.G.E. Virtual CyberCamp and find additional information, visit the camp website. 

USF Middle School CyberCamp

Recommended for Grades 6-8

The USF Middle School CyberCamp, held in-person at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, gives campers (grades 6-8) the opportunity to explore basic to intermediate cybersecurity concepts through interactive hands-on experiences. Activities are differentiated to match each camper’s needs.

The curriculum provides campers the opportunity to learn through a series of fun and immersive challenges while interacting and competing with other campers. Lessons throughout the week focus on various cybersecurity concepts including cryptography, web exploration, forensics, and social engineering interwoven with basic internet safety and ethics.

Cost: $299/week

  • Week 1: July 11-15, 2022
  • Week 2: July 18-22, 2022

Format: Hosted in-person at USF’s Tampa campus
Camp Times:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

To register for the USF Middle School CyberCamp and find additional information, visit the camp website.

USF High School CyberCamp

Recommended for Grades 9-12

The USF High School CyberCamp encourages high school students from across the Tampa Bay area to pursue careers in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry. The week-long program helps students learn what being an ethical hacker is all about.

Supported by local cybersecurity student groups and industry leaders, USF CyberCamp participants explore cybersecurity careers while networking with industry professionals within the Tampa-area cybersecurity community. The course curriculum is supported by Florida CyberHub resources and lesson plans from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. Campers will work through hands-on cybersecurity exercises with experts virtually, engage with lectures from industry and community leaders, and network with cybersecurity students and professionals during this five-day camp.

Cost: $299/in person; $149.95 virtual

Summer 2022 Session: July 25- 29, 2022

The USF High School CyberCamp is being offered in two formats this year, virtual and in-person, to expand reach and to provide options suitable for all families.

The in-person option will provide campers a conference-like experience where they will have the opportunity to select sessions presented by various experts and teachers, participate in hands-on activities, and network with peers and industry professionals.

The virtual option will be similar to a virtual conference where campers will be given the opportunity to view and interact virtually with various presentations, participate in virtual experiences, and network through chat platforms. Both formats will run simultaneously and campers will be able to all interact regardless of the chosen format.

To register for the USF High School CyberCamp and find additional information, visit the camp website. 

FAU Young CryptograpHERS Camp

 

Recommended for Grades 10-12

Young CryptograpHERS is a cybersecurity summer camp specially designed for high school girls. Participants will be introduced to the fundamental principles of cybersecurity and learn how to apply conceptual knowledge to real-world situations. The camp will focus on Post-Quantum Cryptography, the area of math that is in charge of protecting our information in the era of quantum technology. The program includes lectures and activities by FAU faculty, alumni and speakers from industry and government. Our goal is to motivate and inspire talented students who are interested in a cybersecurity career.

Cost: this camp is generously sponsored by a grant from Cyber Florida. This means participation is free, as the funding covers all costs for the students, including registration, catering, and camp gear!

Summer 2022 Session: July 25- 29, 2022

To register for the Young CryptograpHERS Camp and find additional information, visit the camp website.

UWF 2022 GenCyber Camp

Recommended for Grades 6-8

Spend a week making new friends and exploring the world of the cybersecurity professional. You’ll learn by doing with hands-on training just like the pros powered by the Florida Cyber Range. You’ll also meet the pros and learn about an exciting career that’s hungry for talent.
 
Camp Highlights
Students learn by doing with hands-on activities used to illustrate the 6 GenCyber Concepts.
  • Cryptography / Hashing
  • Stenography / Digital Forensics
  • Kali Linux, Netcat, Metasploit Framework
  • Hands-on Capture the Flag Challenges
  • Escape Room
  • Social Engineering / Fake News
  • Meet the Pros
  • Education & Career Panel

Cost: free (includes instruction, supplies, lunch, snacks, and t-shirt!)

Camp 1
June 6-10, 2022
9 am to 4 pm, daily

Camp 2
June 20-24, 2022
9 am to 4 pm, daily
 
The camps are held at the Center for Cybersecurity, located in the SCI Building at 220 West Garden Street, Suite 250, in downtown Pensacola. Each camp will run Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm.

To register for the 2022 GenCyber Camp and find additional information, visit the camp website.