Whatcom Community College offers an annual cybercamp for local high school students. The camps are funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant the college received. CyberWatch West is now sharing its materials to help other institutions host their own cybersecurity camps. 


Course Materials

The materials below were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation. Click each link to download the documents.

Project Summary

Sample Cybersecurity Camp Forms

Cybercamp Student Ethical Conduct

Cybercamp Schedule

Cybercamp Lab Book

Competition Day

Cyberdefense Competition Introduction



Program Summary

Recent attacks on computer networks have highlighted the need for a trained cybersecurity workforce. This project will increase the awareness and interest of high school students in the exciting and emerging field of information security and promote their involvement in the next steps towards an educational career pathway. The project’s disciplinary focus is in Computer Information Systems (CIS). Activities focus primarily on program development and improvement, and curriculum and educational materials development.


Course Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop the student should be able to:

  • Explain and differentiate the security principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Distinguish types of malware and attacks.
  • Apply tools and techniques for vulnerability assessment.
  • Implement host security.
  • Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies.
  • Identify types of authentication and perform basic configuration.
  • Distinguish types of cryptography and their uses.


Course Topics

  • Hands-on labs
  • Introduction to security
  • Basic Linux commands
  • Introduction to CCDC
  • CCDC — Competition Prep


For more information about this project, please contact Corrinne Sande at Whatcom Community College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..