COLUMBUS — Ivy Tech Community College is hosting the Air Force Association CyberCamp program in June to teach junior high and high school students about cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills and tools.

The free camp will be June 17 to 21 and taught by Ivy Tech computing faculty.

The camp is open to junior high and high school students.

There is no cost, but campers are asked to bring their own lunch.

As an Air Force Association CyberCamp host, Ivy Tech will provide students participating in the camp with a hands-on curriculum designed to teach students cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills and tools. AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting team-based competition that puts the campers in the role of IT administrators tasked with finding and addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated network environments.

The local AFA CyberCamp competition will closely mimic AFA’s annual CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which will enter its 12th season in October.

For more information, contact Pam Schmelz at for more information or go to to register. Space is limited to 15 students.

The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air Force Association in 2009 to attract students to cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

In addition to the annual National Youth Cyber Defense Competition and the new AFA CyberCamp program, CyberPatriot has three other programs for various age groups. To learn more about CyberPatriot, visit

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