Full course description
USF’s Elementary CyberCamp offers students in grades 3-5 an exciting, interactive experience problem solving through hands-on learning with various technologies. Taking on the role of a secret agent working at a secret global organization, students will team up to prevent and defend against cyber attackers while learning about the multiple layers of security within a system.
Students work up the ranks as secret agent recruits for the Cybersecurity Agency for Global Engagement (C.A.G.E.) by solving puzzles, taking virtual tours, and gathering information to expose a mole within the organization! This immersive, high-energy cooperative simulation will give students knowledge in foundational computing concepts, including skills associated with cybersecurity, computing architecture and coding. In addition to the program’s curriculum, students will develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own interactions within the digital world.
Due to University of South Florida’s regulations regarding COVID-19, the USF Elementary CyberCamp will be held completely online. To enroll, all students need is a computer, an internet connection and a secret agent mentality to immerse themselves in the world of C.A.G.E. Campers will receive a packet with all the necessary materials for the week, including an ID badge, a secret message pen, a C.A.G.E. t-shirt and much more.
By completely immersing campers in a high-energy, cooperative simulation, USF’s Elementary CyberCamp gives students in grades 3-5 a space to problem solve through a hands-on and engaging learning experience while interacting with a variety of technologies. Taking on the role of an agent working at the headquarters of a secret global organization, campers will team up to prevent and defend against cyber attackers while learning about the multiple layers of security within a system.
Campers will gain knowledge in computing concepts including skills associated with cybersecurity, computing architecture, and coding as they work together to complete specific cybersecurity and computer science missions for the organization. Each day of the camp will highlight and enhance students’ understanding of the program's curriculum, while developing campers’ knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own interactions within the digital world.
Scholarship Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2021. Please note, the scholarship applications will be evaluated as they are received and the application may close earlier if all available scholarships are awarded. If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not pay for camp registration prior to recieving a scholarship decision and code. We are unable to issue refunds after camp registration has been processed.
Format: Virtual, asynchronous
Recommended Grades: 3rd - 5th grade
Dates: June 7th, 2021 - June 11th, 2021
Times: Campers can work on their own time throughout the week. Each day, a new section will appear. Counselors will be live and available to help between 9am - 4pm EST.
Requirements: Computer and internet connection.