Girls Summer Camp

4 Days Hands-On Cyber-Security Workshops

This FREE summer camp for girls in grades 8-12 is a fun and exciting introduction to cybersecurity. In this four-day camp, students will learn about hacking, privacy, viruses and staying safe online.

The camp is hosted by the BYU Cyber Security Research Lab, part of the Information Technology program, and will run from July 26 - 29, 2016. Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, but will end an hour early at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Sponsored by Microsoft, Adobe, 3M, Fireeye, Raytheon and Heroic, the camp will be packed with fun, hands-on activities. Students will build their own computer (a Raspberry Pi ) and use it to send encrypted messages to friends, break codes and hack into websites - all legally, of course! Students get to take their computer home with them for free, thanks to generous support from our sponsors.

The camp will be run by an almost all-female team of IT students here at BYU under the supervision of Dr. Dale Rowe, Director of the Cyber-Security Research Lab.

"All the research and our own experience has shown that this age range is a critical time for young women to develop an interest in cybersecurity,” Rowe said. “This year we have a brand new cybersecurity space-game experience that has never been attempted before. The students and I are thrilled to be able to let these girls be the very first to try it out."

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the camp's schedule?
  • Tuesday – Thursday(7/26-7/28): 8:30 a.m. (drop-off) – 5 p.m. (pick-up) at the Crabtree Technology Building at BYU
  • Friday (7/29): 8:30 a.m. (drop-off) – 4 p.m. (pick-up) at the Crabtree Technology Building at BYU

What do the students attending need to bring?
  • All equipment will be provided for the students. The girls just need to come with an excitement and be ready to learn.

Will meals be provided?
  • Lunch will be provided for the students. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions via your registration or by emailing