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GenCyber Student Advanced Camp

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GenCyber Camps at COD are cancelled for Summer 2020. Summer 2021 camps will be held and information regarding the camps will posted in early spring 2021. Please complete this interest form to receive an email when applications are open.


About Advanced GenCyber Student Camp

Explore the Field of Cybersecurity 

The advanced camp is designed for students who are interested in more comprehensive and in-depth cybersecurity learning experience.  The advanced camp will be offered to students entering eighth through twelfth grade and must have previous experience with cybersecurity and/or relevant associated technologies.  The preference will be given to students who have previously attended a gencyber camp. Camps are taught by COD faculty in the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department.

What Can I Expect at GenCyber Camp?

  • Activities and discussions online ethics, social engineering, and cyber crime
  • Digital forensics and handling malware and ransomware
  • Advance cryptographic concepts and analysis techniques
  • Take-home bag: A Raspberry Pi computer and camp-related items.
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided each day, but unfortunately we cannot accommodate special dietary requests.

Camp Funding

GenCyber Camps have been generously funded by a grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. There is no cost to a student to attend. 

Contact Us

Email contact: TeacherCamp@cod.edu or StudentCamp@cod.edu

Phone: (630) 942-2266

About GenCyber

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.

GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.

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NSF: www.nsf.gov

NSA: www.nsa.gov

GenCyber: www.gen-cyber.com

The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program at College of DuPage offers a variety of degrees and certificates that allow graduates to pursue a career in a wide range of information technology fields. In addition, CIT offers a variety of certification training programs through its Cisco Networking Academy and the CompTIA Academy. These training courses are for individuals interested in advancing their careers or for students who want to specialize in a particular area of study and receive certification training prior to graduation.