Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)



The academic season is nearly over. There are those students (or parents) out there that put in applications for summer camps months ago. If your child was lucky enough to snag a place at the Naval Academy for the Summer STEM program, fantastic! Some of us did not plan as well. Now, with secondary schools winding up their 2018-2019 academic year, we are trying to figure out what the kids are going to do for the summer.


But wait, there are lots of summer opportunities for K-12 students to build on their cyber and STEM proficiencies. There are loads of cyber summer camps in the DC, MD, VA area. Google “Cyber Summer Camp Maryland” and you’ll get more leads than you can digest.


In the United States today, we have critical shortages in employees with cyber skills. So, when students ask me what they should study so they can be assured of getting a job, I say computer science, cyber security, and (of course) STEM. We need well educated individuals with all these skills for our future workforce. Our national security depends on it.

Below I’ve included a short list of Cyber Summer Camps in DC, MD, and VA. It is by no means exhaustive, nor is its inclusion an endorsement, but it should get you started. By all means, do your own Google searches and find something that fits your own schedule, budget, and the interests of your kids.



Air Force Association CyberPatriot


GenCyber (jointly sponsored by NSF and NSA in states across the U.S.)


US Cyber Challenge (sponsored by DHS through the Center for Internet Security)


Washington, DC


Drone STEM Summer Camp Program


DC Summer Camps




Cyber Defense Training Camp, Maryland Cybersecurity Center


Cybersecurity Camp, Maryland Center for Women in Computing, University of MD


Cyber Boot Camp, Montgomery College, MD


GenCyber Summer Camp, Prince George’s Community College, MD


Summer Enrichment Academy, UMBC


Summer Science Camps at University of Maryland for K-12 Students


Maryland Summer Programs and Camps




ODU GenCyber Summer Camp, Virginia Cyber Alliance


STEM Camps, NOVA, Northern Virginia Community College


GenCyber Summer Camp, Old Dominion University


US Cyber Challenge Easter Regional Cyber Camp


Camp Invention and Astrocamp, Virginia Summer Camps

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