The Maryland Center for Women in Computing is supporting the cybersecurity camps in 2019. Applications will open in January 2019
Cyber Defense Training Camp
During this seven day residential camp, rising 11th and 12th grade boys and girls learn and apply their skills in intermediate networking, programming, hacking, and more while learning about the careers in cybersecurity and cybersecurity options at the University of Maryland. Learn more here.
Cyber Defense Training Camp
Cyber Defense Training Camp is a 7-day residential summer program for rising junior and senior high school students. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction by an experienced security professional. Students learn about career options in the field, take at least one field trip and hear from a variety of speakers to learn more about how to prepare to enter this exciting profession. Additionally, students will be introduced to the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) honors program offered at the University of Maryland.
*Technical experience is recommended, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming.
To prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through interactive learning, skill building, and utilization of available resources. Participants will be introduced to the cybersecurity programs available at the University of Maryland and they will be exposed to various topics and careers in the field of cybersecurity.
Program Dates and Times
- Dates: July 7-13, 2019
- Time: 3:00pm, Sunday, July 7 – 12:00pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019
Typical Camp Day
9:00-12:00pm Classroom Instruction*
1:30-5:15pm Classroom Instruction
6:45-8:45pm Cyber Defense Exercises
9:00-10:00pm Evening Team Building Activity
*Field trips and guest speakers are scheduled during Classroom Instruction time blocks.
- Operating Systems
- System Administration
- Campus Tour
- Field trip to the NSA Cryptologic Museum
- Cyber Defense Exercises
- Team Building Exercises
- Guest Speakers
Please note that the schedule is subject to change as new opportunities arise.
The cost of the program is $1250. This fee covers housing in a UMD resident hall, all meals, program materials, transportation to field trips, and recreational activities. Please do not include the fee at the time of application. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program. This, however, does not cover transportation to and from the camps. We do not offer transportation to and from camps, and so all arrangements are to be made by campers and their families.
At this time we do not offer refunds for campers.
Eligibility: Technical experience is recommended, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming. Participants must currently be in 10th or 11th grade (no exceptions).
- Unofficial Transcript
- Reference Name and Email
You can preview the application here. (No paper applications will be accepted).
All applicants must upload in this form or send their most recent UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without corresponding transcripts will not be evaluated for the program. Transcripts must be sent within two weeks of the submitted application.
All participants must supply a name and email for one reference. This person should preferably be a teacher or instructor of a computing/cyber training/camp the student has attended or a math/science teacher. References will be contacted via email to complete a reference form. If you need to update or provide additional information about your reference, please email email@example.com
Please title all emails as follows:
Applicants First and Last Name - Cyber Defense Application 2019.
Example: John Smith - Cyber Defense Application 2019
How to Apply:
Applications for the 2019 Summer Camp are open. For best consideration, please apply by March 5th. Applications will still be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Decisions about Cyber Defense will be made by the end of February. Once accepted, you must pay a $250 deposit to confirm your spot.
If you have any questions, please contact: