GenCyber Residential Camp

July 8-20, 2018 

The GenCyber Residental Camp Program*

The GenCyber Residental Camp Application is now closed. 

The demand for career cybersecurity professionals to protect and defend our nation's security constantly rises. The GenCyber Program is designed to immerse talented and enthusiastic secondary school students (15-18 years old) in cyber-curriculum and labs in an intensive two-week camp. The mission of the program is to attract, educate, and inspire a new generation of college bound students to the critically evolving field of cybersecurity. Guided by Cyber First Principles, each GenCyber camp provides opportunities for participants to gain a thorough understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices.

Marymount's cybersecurity program is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.

What will you do in this co-ed cybersecurity community?

  • Live on campus, close to the nation's cybersecurity center — Washington D.C.
  • Learn from experienced Marymount faculty members and MU students.
  • Acquire cybersecurity skills and get hands-on experience with cyber defense tools.
  • Solve cybersecurity problems on your own and in groups.
  • Collaborate with a diverse, co-ed peer group with a passion for technology.
  • Team up with a mentor (a current MU IT major).
  • Visit cybersecurity centers in the D.C. metro area.
  • Network with cybersecurity leaders in industry, government, and academia.
  • Discover college major options and career opportunities in the field.
  • Plug-in and play: have fun while you learn.
All sessions take place on Marymount University's Main Campus and Ballston campus in suburban Arlington, VA. with easy driving or Metro access. Come live on campus and learn near the nation's capital.

High school participants learn and experience cybersecurity principles and practices and join a community of like-minded students in a variety of learning activities, site visits, and challenges. Participants should be technology-aware but there is no requirement for cybersecurity knowledge. The camp engages 32 participants from diverse backgrounds.

Participants live on campus and receive about 20 hours of formal instruction, about 40 hours of supervised activities, and about 30 hours of site visits, challenges, and interaction with cybersecurity students and professionals. This is an 11-day residential camp in the heart of the cybersecurity world—the Washington, D.C. area.

*Attention: Our GenCyber Camps are contingent on funding from the National Security Agency (NSA).