GenCyber Day Camp

July 31-Aug 4, 2017

The Gen Cyber Program*

Thank you for your interest in the GenCyber Program. Unfortunately, the GenCyber Day Camp is full.  

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 in cyber-curriculum and labs in a one-week camp. The mission of this program is to attract, educate, and inspire a new generation of middle and high school students to explore the critically evolving field of cybersecurity. Guided by Cyber First Principles, this GenCyber camp provides opportunities for participants to gain an understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices.

Middle and high school students learn the basics of cybersecurity, including how to use the internet safely, threats and vulnerabilities, and the pathways to an exciting cybersecurity career. The camp is designed for twenty-four participants from diverse bacgrounds who work together on a variety of cybersecurity-related activities on computers, tablets, and cell phones.

What will you do in this coeducational cybersecurity camp?

  • Learn from your location—Washington D.C. is the nation's cybersecurity center and Marymount is only six miles from the heart of D.C.
  • Learn from experienced faculty members and MU students.
  • Acquire basic cybersecurity knowledge and skills
  • Solve problems individually and in groups.
  • Collaborate with a diverse, co-ed peer group with similar interests.
  • Develop networking skills with cybersecurity professionals.
  • Discover what pathways are available to persue a career in cybersecurity.
  • Have fun!
In summary, students receive about ten hours of formal instruction, about fifteen hours of supervised activities, and about ten hours of additional activities like competitive challenges and interactions with current cybersecurity students. The camp is a five-day camp held in the heart of cybersecurity—the Washington D.C. area.

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.

All sessions take place on Marymount University's Main Campus and Ballston campus in suburban Arlington, VA. with easy driving or Metro access.

*Attention: Our GenCyber Camps are full. Decision letters will be sent within the coming weeks. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications or waitlisting students.