Lion's Summer CyberCamp

Thank you for another successful Lion's CyberCamp!   Be sure to check back in the spring of 2021 for information for next year!  

 


July 20 - 22, 2020

9:00 am - Noon | Monday - Wednesday

Cost: FREE

  

 

Summer 2020 Lion's CyberCamp!

Southeastern University’s College of Science and Technology through the Department of Computer Science is pleased to sponsor The Lion’s CyberCamp. This 100% online summer computer camp is a three-day, fun-filled action-packed event specially designed for high school students. No prior coding or extensive experience with computers are needed. And for those students with more advanced skills, they should register, too, in order to explore advanced computing and to grow their personal knowledge and skill base. This is a rare opportunity for high school students to work directly with Southeastern’s cutting-edge computer science faculty and IT professional staff.

  • July 20 - 22, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day
  • Open to all high school students (Grades 8 through 12)
  • Camps size is limited to 80 students
  • Registration deadline: Monday, July 6 by 4:00 pm

Inquiries should contact the camp at lionscodecamp@southeastern.edu.


Instructors

Faculty and instructors are from Southeastern’s College of Science and Technology - Department of Computer Science and the Workforce Talent Initiative.

  • Activities include
  • Explore and apply analysis skills essential in computer science .
  • Learn about data encryption and next-level computing skills.
  • Learn cyber scenarios and form teams for the Department of HomeLion Security
  • Cyber sleuthing missions to solve crime!
  • A virtual Capture the Flag competition and logic puzzles.
  • Explore cyber careers and gain insights to develop a personal education plan after completing high school.
  • Earn a certificate of completion to begin building your cyber resume.

 

Prerequisites

  • Open to all high school students.
  • No prior coding experience is needed. Students with more advanced skills should register, too.

 

Tech/Online Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC only.
  • Familiar with browser usage (Chrome, Fire Fox, etc.).
  • WebCam & microphone (Video conferencing is through Google Meet.)
  • Stable internet connection.

 

 

Top 10 reasons to learn to code:

from tynker.com

Coding Improves Academic Performance

    1. Math: Coding helps kids visualize abstract concepts, lets them apply math to real-world situations, and makes math fun and creative!
    2. Writing: Kids who code understand the value of concision and planning, which results in better writing skills. Many kids even use Tynker as a medium for storytelling!
    3. Creativity: Kids learn through experimentation and strengthen their brains when they code, allowing them to embrace their creativity.
    4. Confidence: Parents enthusiastically report that they’ve noticed their kids’ confidence building as they learn to problem-solve through coding!

Coding Builds Soft Skills

    1. Focus and Organization: As they write more complicated code, kids naturally develop better focus and organization.
    2. Resilience: With coding comes debugging – and there’s no better way to build perseverance and resilience than working through challenges!
    3. Communication: Coding teaches logical communication, strengthening both verbal and written skills. Think about it: learning code means learning a new language!

Coding Paves a Path to the Future

  1. Empowerment: Kids are empowered to make a difference when they code – we’ve seen Tynkerers use the platform to spread messages of tolerance and kindness!
  2. Life Skills: Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it’s important for kids to understand – and be able to innovate with – the technology around them.
  3. Career Preparation: There’s a high demand for workers in the tech industry; mastering coding at a young age allows kids to excel in any field they choose!