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Cybersecurity & Technology K-12 Summer Camps in Michigan

Summer Camps are a great way for middle and high school students to learn about cybersecurity, technology and computer science over their summer break, while experiencing a little of what it’s like being on a college campus. Below are many of the worthwhile academic camps being offered by Merit’s Governing Member Universities this summer.

In addition to camps, high school students can test their cybersecurity knowledge this summer with free challenges to prepare for the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge, a cybersecurity competition open to all Michigan high school students this fall.


Cybersecurity Camps

Ferris State University
Cyber Security Summer Academic Camp: June 18-21, 2017
FSU offers high school students a cybersecurity summer camp experience in Big Rapids. Respond to and investigate a crime scene through the eyes of a digital forensic analyst. The camp’s team activities will include password cracking and cryptology.

Oakland University
GenCyber 2017: July 10-14, 2017
The free GenCyber camp at Oakland University is a comprehensive and activity-based summer camp program that provides cybersecurity training to upper elementary, middle school and high school students in Macomb County, Oakland County and Wayne County. The program does not require any prior cybersecurity and computer knowledge or experience, or prior GenCyber program participation.

Northern Michigan University
Cyber Camp: July 17-21, 2017
NMU offers high school students a challenging summer experience at their Cyber Camp in Marquette. Students will explore different coding platforms, app development, networking basics and cybersecurity topics.


Computer Science and Technology Camps

Central Michigan University
CMU offers these technology-related camps for late elementary and middle school students.
Drone Camp: June 26-30, 2017
Drone Camp: August 14-18, 2017
Tinkering and Technology Camp: ​August 7-11, 2017

Ferris State University
Ferris State offers the following game design camps in Grand Rapids:
Digital Animation & Game Design I: June 19-23, 2017
Digital Animation & Game Design I: June 26-June 30, 2017
Digital Animation & Game Design II: July 10-14, 2017
Digital Animation & Game Design III: July 17-21, 2017

Lake Superior State University
LSSU offers several camps for high school students in Sault Ste. Marie.
Women in Technology Camp: June 25-30, 2017
Women in Technology Camp: July 2-7, 2017
Robotics Camp: July 9-14, 2017
Robotics Camp: July 16-21, 2017
Robotics Camp: July 23-28, 2017

Michigan State University
MSU offers game design summer camp programs for high school students:
Beginner Game Design: July 10-14, 2017
Mobile Game Design: July 10-14, 2017
Beginner Game Design: July 17-21, 2017
Advanced Game Design: July 17-21, 2017

Michigan Technological University
Michigan Tech offers the following computer science pre-college exploration courses for high school students during the summer:
3D Models and Virtual Reality: July 23-29, 2017
App and Web Development: Designing for Humans: July 16-22, 2017

Oakland University
Oakland offers the following computer science courses for middle and high school students:
Computer Science Basic: June 26–30, July 31–August 4
Computer Science Advanced: July 5–7, July 17–21

University of Michigan
U-M offers the following computer science summer camp programs for high school students:
Game Design & Development: July 10-14, 2017
Bits and Chips and Drones! Oh My!: July 10-21, 2017
Tinkering with Mobile Apps I: July 24-28, 2017
Tinkering with Mobile Apps II: July 31-August 4, 2017

Wayne State University
WSU offers the following coding courses for elementary, middle and high school students:
Coding Bootcamp July 3-7, 2017
Exploration in Coding and Game Design July 3 – July 7, 2017
Coding Bootcamp July 10-14, 2017
Hack Camp: July 10-14, 2017

Western Michigan University
WMU offers the following gaming camp for middle school students:
Game Design with Scratch: July 17–21, 2017