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K-64 Summer Camps

Coding Fun & Ethical Hacking

K-64 and Catawba Valley Community College’s (CVCC) Information Technology Department partnered together in July 2019 to offer two summer camps for rising sixth through eighth grade students: Coding Fun and Ethical Hacking. Thanks to our sponsor, AnitaB.org, both camps were free to participants and included lunch each day. 

Coding Fun campers learned about programming Ozobots and Drones, as well as, coding, developing and designing their own web pages, all in a fun atmosphere. Hands-on practice with writing simple programs and developing websites was the main focus of the camp. Then, students had the opportunity to see their coding in action through the Ozobots and Drones. Thanks to AnitaB.org, each camper left with their own Ozobot Bit.

Ethical Hacking Camp provided students with hands-on experience completing labs that are designed for the industry certification of Certified Ethical Hacker. Campers learned how information networks function and then had an opportunity to implement and break security in hands-on labs. Thanks to our sponsor AnitaB.org, each camper received a thumb drive on which they stored the programs they wrote. 

Each camp also included lessons on social media safety, and what students should do if they experience cyberbullying. 

The camps were a huge success thanks to the generosity of AnitaB.org and to Catawba Valley Community College’s dedicated Information Technology Faculty and staff. Please check back here for information regarding upcoming summer camp opportunities for students.

*Special thanks to Redhawk Creative Solutions for producing our camp video.

Here’s What Our Campers Had to Say About Camp: