USF C.A.G.E. Elementary Cyber Camp

Recommended for Grades 3-5

Calling all kids! This summer, the Cybersecurity Agency for Global Engagement (C.A.G.E.) is recruiting new trainees to become elite secret agents. This is of the most urgent concern, as we believe our systems have been compromised. Join today to help us expose this mysterious group of hackers!

This immersive, high-energy simulation will offer girls and boys in grades 3-5, knowledge in foundational computing concepts, including skills associated with cybersecurity, computing architecture, and coding. In addition to the program’s curriculum, elementary students will develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own interactions within the digital world.

Please note, this camp is the same each week and we do not recommend enrolling one camper in more than one week of C.A.G.E. Elementary CyberCamp.

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Location: USF Tampa Campus (Additional information provided in camp welcome email)

Grades Levels: Entering 3rd – 5th grade

Times: 9am – 4pm EDT

Cost: $199 virtual/$299 in-person

  • Session 1: June 12-16, 2023 (in-person)
  • Session 2: June 19-23, 2023 (in-person)
  • Session 3: July 3-7, 2023 (virtual)

To register for the USF C.A.G.E. Elementary Cyber Camp and find additional information, visit the camp website. 

Recommended for Grades 4-6

Campers will have the opportunity to LEARN coding basics, PRACTICE their skills through coding games, 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.

Campers not only learn coding basics, they also begin to see how coding is a part of their everyday lives and may even become a future career option. This is a beginning coding camp for kids with little to no experience in computer coding.

Format: In-Person

Location: USF Tampa Campus

Grade Levels: Entering 4th – 6th grade

Time: 9am – 4pm EDT

Cost: $349.99

  • Session 1: June 26 – 30, 2023
  • Session 2: July 10 – July 14, 2023
  • Session 3: July 17-21, 2023

To register for the USF Everyone Can Code camp and find additional information, visit the camp website. 

USF High School Cyber Camp

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.

Format: In-Person

Grades Levels: 9th – 12th grade

Location: USF Tampa

Times: 9am – 4pm EDT

Cost: $399

Summer 2023 Session: July 24- 28, 2023

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

Air Force Academy’s CyberPatriot Middle School Cyber Camp

Recommended for Grades 6-8

The AFA CyberPatriot Middle School Cyber Camp, 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, licensed by the Air Force Academy’s CyberPatriot program,  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.

Format: In-Person

Location: USF Tampa Campus

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Session 1: June 12 – June 16, 2023
  • Session 2: June 19 – June 23, 2023
  • Session 3: July 17 – July 21, 2023
  • Session 4: July 24 – July 28, 2023

To register for the AFA CyberPatriot Middle School Cyber Camp 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. The camp is generously sponsored by a grant from NSA. This means participation is free, as the funding covers all costs for the students, including registration, catering, and camp gear! Attendance is limited and subject to availability, so apply now to take advantage of this opportunity. For more info, contact the program director, Dr. Edoardo Persichetti at epersichetti@fau.edu.

Format: In-Person

Grades Levels: 10th – 12th grade

Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus

Times: 9am – 5pm EDT

Cost: Free

Summer 2023 Session: July 24- 28, 2023

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

Central FL Navy League Cyber Camp

The CFNL CyberCamp is open to middle and high school students with an interest in cybersecurity – all levels welcome! The CyberCamp will provide an introduction to the world of cybersecurity and hands-on experiences. Students will learn cybersecurity principles, careers in cyber, online safety, and what goes into protecting a network from hackers.

To register, contact info@cfnavyleague.org

Format: In-Person

Grades Levels: 10th – 12th grade

Location: DoD StarBase Central Florida

Cost: $50 registration includes: all training materials & equipment, daily lunch, and a CyberCamp t-shirt.

Summer 2023 Session: July 31 – August 4, 2023

To register for the Central FL Navy League CyberCamp, email info@cfnavyleague.org