AFA CyberCamp Overview


AFA CyberCamps keep the cybersecurity learning going through the summer!


AFA CyberCamps are designed for high school and middle school students who are just getting into cybersecurity or who have cybersecurity knowledge and want to learn more. Camps are hosted by approved organizations and institutions that register to with the CyberPatriot Program Office. These organizations include but are not limited to: AFA Chapters, schools, universities, CAP squadrons, companies in industry, boys and girls clubs, etc.


AFA CyberCamps are available in two formats: Standard and Advanced.|

Standard AFA CyberCamps teach beginner students the basics while Advanced AFA CyberCamps incorporates more complex concepts geared towards students who have previously​ participated in a CyberCamp or participated on a CyberPatriot team.

​Intro to CyberPatriot
​Intro to Virtual Machines
​Cyber Ethics
​Windows 10
​Security Policies
Account Management
File Protections
Auditing & Monitoring
​Graphical Utilities Windows
Command Line
Sysinternals Suite
​Ubuntu 16
​Terminology & Concepts
Basic User Interface Security
Basic Command Line
Intermediate Security
​Init Systems
Advanced Command Line
Processes and Scheduled Tasks
Security Policies and PAM
​Cisco NetAcad
​Modules 1-3
​Competition Day


Camps are held at a variety of locations. Locations vary year-to-year depending on the organizations that register to host a camp.
CLICK HERE for a list of approved AFA CyberCamps for 2019.



AFA CyberCamps are held during specified weeks between June and August each summer.  The camps are designed to be conducted over five days – Monday through Thursday consist of 4 hours of instruction each day, and Friday is reserved for a mini-competition.


Approved organizations purchase a curriculum kit consisting of five (5) four-hour instruction modules, accompanying instructor guides, student workbooks, and demonstration software that will teach students important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity. It is the responsibility of the host organization to facilitate the logistics of the camp (location, instructors, hardware, etc.). The 20-hour curriculum is completed over five days, with the fifth day reserved for a mini-competition. All camp sessions are Monday through Friday.