Attending an AFA CyberCamps is the perfect way to get introduced to the world of cybersecurity! Many students who attend AFA CyberCamps go on to participate in CyberPatriot's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition during the school year. Get a head start on your STEM career and experience what makes CyberPatriot the best National Youth Cyber Education Program!
AGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTSThere is no age requirement, however it is recommended that are of high school or middle school age.
Camp attendees do not need to have any pre-requisite knowledge of cybersecurity to participate in an AFA CyberCamp. Some very basic knowledge of computer hardware (knowing how to use a mouse, browse the internet, identify common computer icons, etc.) is helpful but not necessary. A basic English reading level is essential as many individual and group labs and activities are written directives and students must work alone and with small groups to accomplish tasks.
The most important skill to possess is the passion to learn and a positive attitude!
find a camp Near You
AFA CyberCamps are facilitated by third-party organizations who sign up to host a camp. Because of this structure, camps
are held in various locations throughout the United States. If you do
not find a camp in your immediate area, there may be a camp accepting
students in a nearby community. Not all cities and states will have camp
Once a camp host is approved, the hosting site will have the option to allow us to display their contact information for interested parties.
Not all camps will open their location to the public and may decline our offer to advertise for their camp. CyberPatriot will post a map and list of approved camps with contact links (where applicable) after registration for the Summer of 2019 has closed.
REGISTER FOR A CAMP
The CyberPatriot Program Office DOES NOT register students for individual camps. Approved hosts are responsible for registering students at their own locations. Not all camp locations will offer public registration for their camps and some may have limited space. Due to privacy policies we are only able to advertise camp information with the hosts permission.
cost to attend
Host locations may charge a fee for their camp programs. Approved camp locations may recoup the cost they paid for the AFA CyberCamp kit and materials but are not permitted to make a profit off of the camp program. Costs will vary among the locations and host organizations. Interested parties will need to contact the host location directly.
Choosing a camp that's right for you
Standard AFA CyberCamps are designed for novice students with little or no experience with CyberPatriot, cybersecurity and system administration. The curriculum is a basic level introduction to the skills and topics utilized in the CyberPatriot Competition.
Advanced AFA CyberCamps
are ideal for students who have previously attended an AFA CyberCamp or
who have competed in the CyberPatriot Competition. Advanced camps are
designed to build upon and expand the cybersecurity skills previously
learned through CyberPatriot programs.
Questions about attending a camp?
Contact your nearest camp or AFACyberCamps@uscyberpatriot.org