Camp Testimonials

  • All comments listed below are in response to the question, “What do you feel were the strengths of this camp?” at the end of camp satisfaction survey.

    Student Responses

    2020–21 Winter Student Camp

    • “The instructors, guest speakers, programming activities were something that allowed those with and those without experience programming to challenge themselves."
    • “The concepts that were taught were really interesting."
    • "The activities were mostly hands-on and there was a lot of interesting topics. The instructors/helpers were really kind and helpful. The activities were also thorough and well-designed."
    • "The sheer amount of material learned over just 5 days was very significant, and the instructors did their job very well."
    • "Practical uses of what we learned and actually being able to code and decrypt."
    • "It forced me to think on my feet and come up with new approaches."

    2019 Student Camp

    • “Learning new things about cybersecurity and having fun with cybersecurity"
    • “Teaching. Hands on learning. Making sure you understand what the concepts are."
    • "Taught us how to be safe."
    • "Amazing guest speakers and guests, especially government officials."
    • "Lots of hands-on activities."

    2018 Combination Camp

    • “The KOOV, the cryptography, the Tynker Coding, the password cracking, and the ollie robots.”
    • “The lessons, the teachers, the food, etc.”
    • “Programming, cyber-security, literally everything.”
    • “The teachers were knowledgeable.”

    2017 Advanced Camp

    • “Cyberhacking, movie making, and programming.”
    • “The knowledge of the people involved.”
    • “All the programming aspects.”
    • “The presentations with the PowerPoints, and the hands-on programming.”

    2017 Combination Camp

    • “The hunt, the final quiz, and the teachers.”
    • “I loved the hands-on learning experience with the drones and robots etc.”
    • “Robots, social networking, programming and physical security.”
    • “The classes and enthusiasm and encouragement from the adults involved.”

    2016 Combination Camp

    • “Instructors were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about having us at the camp.”
    • “You got to look into all of the different areas of cybersecurity.”
    • “Wide range of topics.”
    • “The hands-on activities with all the different computer programs.”

    Teacher Responses

    2018 Combination Camp

    • “Engaging and interactive.”
    • “Lots of creative ideas were shared. Kids were very much engaged.”
    • “The instructors were experts in the content. The activities allowed participants to interact and learn from each other.”

    2017 Combination Camp

    • “The equipment and support were wonderful. The use of Google classroom and other online applications will be very useful.”
    • “Learning what the principles are and how they affect our everyday life. Realizing that everything is interconnected and we need to become more cyber safe.”
    • “Giving valid information to protect our cyber use.”