The GenCyber Program is grant funded and new applications for funding must be submitted each year. Please complete the interest form if you’d like to be notified if we receive the grant to hold the camps in 2020.
About GenCyber Student Camps
Explore the Field of Cybersecurity
GenCyber Camp is designed for students who are interested in exploring the field of cybersecurity through interactive, hands-on activities and discussions. Camps are taught by teachers who have attended GenCyber Teacher Camp with assistance from COD faculty in the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department.
What Can I Expect at GenCyber Camp?
- Activities and discussions of digital citizenship and online safety
- Guest speakers from the cybersecurity industry
- Technology-focused tours of College departments
- 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.
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.
Email contact: StudentCamp@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2266
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.
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.