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 Snell Building on BYU Campus. They are free for students ages 13 - 18. Dr. Giboney and the CSRL student team are excited to host two cybersecurity camps this summer (2022). 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 Sandia National Labs, we are able to offer both a Girls' Camp and a Boys' Camp for the summer of 2022. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the appropriate registration below.
Camp runs from 9:00AM - 3:00PM every day. We do not provide housing for attendees.
Official registration is open! Please register here:
Boys Camp (July 11-15):
Girls Camp (July 18-22) Registration:
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!
We are excited to announce the agenda for the camps this summer. Each class will have hands-on activities taught by trained instructors from BYU.
|8:00-8:30||Check In||Check In||Check In||Check In||Check In|
|8:30-9:00||Daily Briefing||Keynote Speaker||Daily Briefing||Daily Briefing||Daily Briefing|
|9:00-10:00||Keynote Speaker||Daily Briefing||Keynote Speaker||Keynote Speaker||Keynote Speaker|
|10:00-11:00||Teams/Introduction to the ICE, CTF, and PCS||Ethics||Neuro security||Social Engineering/OSINT||Digital Forensics|
|12:00-1:00||SOC Tour||Online Safety||Networking||Physical Security||Purple Team|
|1:00-2:00||SOC Tour||Intro to PI/CLI||Hardware||PCS||Cybermatics|
|2:00-3:00||What Is Cybersecurity?||Intro to Python||Breadboards||Cryptography||Project Time|
|3:00-4:00||Movie||Project Time||Project Time||Project Time||Post Camp Surveys|
|4:00-5:00||Movie||UX/Disaster Response||Digital Logic||Common Vulnerabilities||Awards and Wrap Up|
|5:00||Check Out||Check Out||Check Out||Check Out||Check Out|
Throughout the camp attendees will also get to experience a cybersecurity spaceship simulator.
Available parking is in the visitor parking lot East of the Snell building. Attendees can be dropped off and picked up on the West side of the building.
|Rating||Approximate Cost Per Night||Distance from the Crabtree Building (CTB)|
|1. Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center||9.0||$200||2.0 mi|
|2. Hines Mansion||9.4||$165||2.2 mi|
|3. Aspenwood Manor||8.9||$70||2.2 mi|
|4. Hyatt Place Provo||8.9||$159||2.0 mi|
|5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Provo||8.3||$127||2.0 mi|
|6. Residence Inn by Marriott Provo||8.1||$97||2.3 mi|
|7. Best Western Plus Provo University Inn||8.1||$93||2.0 mi|
|8. Baymont by Wyndham Provo River||7.6||$63||2.5 mi|
|9. Days Inn by Wyndham Provo||7.2||$50||2.1 mi|
|10. Residence Inn by Marriott Provo South University||9.3||$173||3.2 mi|
|11. Hampton Inn Provo||8.3||$143||3.3 mi|
|12. Fairfield Inn by Marriott Provo||8.2||$121||3.5 mi|
|13. Ramada by Wyndham Provo||7.8||$72||3.4 mi|
|14. Little Suites Provo Extended Stay||6.3||$70||3.5 mi|
|15. Sleep Inn Provo near University||8.1||$69||3.6 mi|
|16. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Provo||6.0||$70||3.4 mi|
|17. La Quinta by Wyndham Orem University Pwy Provo||8.2||$87||5.0 mi|
Black Star: Crabtree Building (CTB)
Blue Rectangle: Area where hotels 1-4 are located
Green Rectangle: Area where hotels 5-9 are located
Yellow Rectangle: Area where hotels 10-15 are located
Red Rectangle: Area where hotel 16 is located
Purple Rectangle Area where hotel 17 is located
Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for sponsoring the camps this year!