Capitol Cyber Challenge -- A Summer Camp with a Difference!
Event Begins and Ends Posted 29 May 2015 10:17 AM

Are you a high school student making plans for your summer? How would you like to spend part of that time learning how to detect cyberattacks and foil those who try to carry them out?

This summer, Capitol Technology University is offering a unique, week-long camp experience for high schoolers in grades 9-12 with an interest in computer networks and how to defend them.

Capitol Cyber Challenge will be offered twice: from June 22 to 26, and from July 20 to 24. The program will include scavenger hunts and other cyber games; training in computer forensics; coding and scripting with Python and other languages; creating software robots; working with 3D printers; and other fun and informative activities. The program will run from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

"It's perfect both for students who are interested in cybersecurity but don't know much about it, and also for those who have had some cybersecurity experience during high school and want to increase their knowledge base," said Meghan Young, director of Admissions Operations. "They'll have the opportunity to come to this camp for a week, nine to four, and get hands-on experience under the guidance of experts in the field."

"It's a really great experience for high school students to come in and have a college experience over the summer. I think a lot of students and parents are going to be pretty excited about it," Young said.

Capitol Cyber Challenge will be hosted at the McGowan Center on the university campus. The cost for a one-week session is $500. Click here for a printable registration form, or contact Joy Exner at or (240) 965-2485 for more information.