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Youth Cybersecurity Summer Camps

Learn more about the opportunities for you in cybersecurity. Join other student in workshops and hands-on experiences to sharpen your tech skills.

About the Camps

The BYU Youth Cybersecurity Camps take place in July in the Tanner Building on BYU Campus. They are free for students ages 13 - 18. Dr. Giboney and the student team are excited to host two cybersecurity camps this summer (2023). Each is a week-long series of learning activities designed to introduce students to various cybersecurity topics. We aim to make each workshop interesting and interactive.

The BYU IT and Cybersecurity Department hosted our first Girls' Cybersecurity Camp in 2015. Nearly 40 girls attended for four days to learn about a variety of introductory cybersecurity topics. The camp was open for ages 14-18 and was funded by generous sponsorship from Microsoft and Facebook. Pre and post-surveys showed significant growth in interest with over 80% of attendees wanting to keep learning about cybersecurity.

Thanks to funding from Gen-Cyber, we are able to offer both a Girls Camp, a Boys Camp, and a K-12 Teachers Camp for the summer of 2023. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the appropriate registration below.

Camp runs from 8:00AM - 3:30PM every day. We do not provide housing for attendees.

BYU Cybersecurity Camps

K-12 Teacher Camp (June 12-16):
Boys Camp (July 10-14)
Girls Camp (July 17-21):

Official registration is open! Please register here:

We are proud of our hand-on workshops and activities. For example, in 2016 our password security workshop had attendees write a simple password cracker to better understand how computers can be used to attack weak passwords. For our more experienced attendees, an advanced track aims to both entertain and educate. Topics are always varied and diverse, taught by students in the IT&C program, with mentors on hand for one-on-one help. No prior computing knowledge is necessary to participate. If you can use a tablet or smartphone, you are welcome to sign up!

Throughout the camp attendees will also get to experience a cybersecurity spaceship simulator.

Thank you to Gen-Cyber for sponsoring the camps this year!