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Summer Cybersecurity Camps for High School Students and Teachers

Inver Hills Community College received a $170,000 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to host GenCyber summer cybersecurity camps for students and teachers at the K–12 level.

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Ben Franske, Ph.D.

Information Technology Faculty

Mary Jo Gardner

GenCyber Program Director

College hosting free summer cybersecurity camps for high school students and K-12 teachers

Inver Hills will be hosting two GenCyber camps in summer 2018. These engaging camps will offer hands-on labs and a field trip to learn from cybersecurity engineers, plus all participants get a FREE Raspberry Pi computer!

Cybersecurity Camp for K-12 teachers

When: June 18 - 22, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Inver Hills Community College
Cost: Free!
Stipends: Earn an $850 stipend and clock hours for attending. Help at the high school camp after attending a 2-day workshop in mid-July and earn an additional $1,000 stipend.

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Cybersecurity Camp for high school students

When: July 23 - 27, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Inver Hills Community College
Cost: Free!

Thank you for your interest in the Inver Hills Community College GenCyber event. The student camp has reached max capacity and we are no longer taking names for the waitlist. Please go to to see if there is another 2018 camp with openings.

Inver Hills Community College hopes to offer a GenCyber camp during the summer of 2019. Please check back in Spring 2019 for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo Gardner at

GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. During the camps, participants will receive a Raspberry Pi computer, a powerful mini-PC they can use to continue their cybersecurity explorations after the camp experience concludes. Teachers assisting at the GenCyber student camp will receive a $1,000 stipend.

To learn more visit GenCyber or read the Inver Hills Receives $170,000 GenCyber Grant.

What is the GenCyber program?

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.

The GenCyber program operates on three primary goals:

  • Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation
  • Help all students understand correct and safe online behavior
  • Improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content for K-12 programs

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