Each year, Pitt Cyber, in partnership with Pitt Information Technology, hosts the Air Force Association CyberCamp. This week-long camp is free and open to high school students from the Pittsburgh area and teaches cybersecurity principles and future career opportunities.

The free camp is designed for a range of technical skill levels, including introductory digital literacy, and is focused on cyber ethics and systems security. Taught by cybersecurity professionals from the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere, students will learn vital skills like cyber hygiene, Windows and Ubuntu system administration (to include command line), and more.

The camp will be held Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22. Students are required to attend all five days. To be notified about important info sign up here. Registration opens June 1.

Camp Details

Held Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (with the exception of a 1:30 PM dismissal on Friday) on Pitt's Oakland campus, students will hear from and be able to interact with cyber professionals, not only in their classrooms, but in our virtual sessions as well, including a “Careers in Cybersecurity” panel. The camp ends in a simulated competition environment where students are required to find and fix vulnerabilities in a virtual machine.

Students will be assigned to a computing lab location on Pitt's Oakland campus and notified of that location before the camp begins. Students should be dropped off and picked up from that location every day - with the exception of Friday. Students will be picked up on Friday, 7/22 from the O'Hara Student Center at 1:30 PM. All other days, the camp ends at 1 PM.

The Program Agenda for the camp will be available in the coming weeks.

Last Year

Last year’s camp was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Program & Agenda details the students’ experience. While the 2022 camp will be held in person, the schedule will remain largely the same.

If you have additional questions about the CyberCamp, visit our FAQ Page or email the camp director at afacamp@pitt.edu