Standard AFA CyberCamp Information

​​​​​​​​Through the AFA CyberCamp program, schools and educational organizations can order a curriculum kit consisting of five four-hour instruction modules, accompanying instructor's guides, student workbooks, demonstration software, and competition software that will teach students important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity. 

The 20-hour curriculum is designed to be completed over five days, with the fifth day serving as a day of mini-competition. All sessions are Monday through Friday, with Fri​day being the mini-competition day. No exceptions.  ​

standard afa cybercamp modules: ​

The following is the curriculum for the CyberCamps standard sessions held in 2018. Please note that this curriculum is not final and is subject to change.​

  • Monday - MODULE 1: Introduction to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats.

  • Tuesday - MODULE 2: Cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, basic Windows security policies and tools and account management. Students will follow along and work with the Windows 10 demonstration image.

  • Wednesday - MODULE 3: Windows file protections, auditing and monitoring, and introduction to Linux.

  • Thursday - MODULE 4: Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, basic graphic​al user interface security, basic command line security, and intermediate Ubuntu security. Students will follow along and work with the Ubuntu 16 demonstration image. 

  • Friday - MODULE 5: Mini-CyberPatriot Competition. Students will compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images. ​​

standard afa cybercamp kit pricing

To recover the costs of software and curriculum development, the CyberPatriot Program Office provides access to two demonstration images and two competition images as well as digital copies of the Instructor Guide and Student Workbook for $1,150. This kit cost is per requested/approved camp session. 

cybercamp supplies and ordering

AFA's CyberPatriot Program Office will also provide hard copies and other materials to approved AFA CyberCamp hosts at the rates listed below. Items may be purchased after host registration application has been approved. Orders must be received and paid for at least two weeks prior to the start of their designated camp session. 

Rush fees may be applied for orders with less than two weeks notice of ordering or payment. Hosts have an option to print the curriculum materials at a local printer of their choice.

Instructor Guide $55/complete set (all five modules)
Student Workbook $6/copy
AFA CyberCamp T-shirt $10/shirt
CyberPatriot Sunglasses $3/pair 

required technical resources needed to host a camp ​

The AFA CyberCamp curriculum and activities are largely computer based. To maximize student engagement, the hosting school of organization should provide one computer for every 2-3 participating campers. The camp instructor(s) will need a projector and presentation computer with MS PowerPoint.

The campers' computers, as well as the presentation computer, must have internet access and must be capable of running VMWare Player, WinMD5, and 7-Zip, all of which are free software programs. Full technical specifications are available HERE​

Please note: Chromebooks and ThinkPads will not enable the demonstration and competition images to be utilized correctly. MAC computers will have very limited technical assistance from the CyberPatriot Program Office. If you believe you will be using MACs for your camp, please contact us directly so that we may assist with proper pre-testing before your camp. PCs are preferred to run the demonstration and Competition images. 

Interested in Hosting a CyberCamp? Please read Host Registration Information