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Cyber Security

Learning the basics of computer and information security and discovering the technologies that make the internet possible.

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If you’ve ever wondered how to set up computer networks and then keep them safe, then this camp is for you. You’ll learn how to create virtual operating systems, create secure passwords, properly use anti-malware, and much more—all in the context of exploring future career options.

You’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

Activities

  • Campers will learn how networks work, and then build networks. Campers will learn how hackers work and how to defend against them. They will also get encouraging messages from the Bible in nightly devotionals.
  • Explore the fundamentals of computer networks and computer security.
  • Create virtual computer operating systems and network several computers using network switches.
  • Configure Windows networking.
  • Secure computers and networks against threats.
  • Learn how to secure a home wireless network and a business network.
  • Create secure passwords.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.
  • Camp will end with a presentation at 11 a.m. Friday in the Mack Library Periodicals Room.
  • Each camper will take home a raspberry pi computer.

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m. The Internet
10 a.m. How the Internet works
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Safety on the Internet
4:30 p.m. What is malware?
5:30 p.m. Project work

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

64gb flash drive

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Girls: One-piece swimsuit or two-piece swimsuit covering the midriff are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Guys: Swim trunks are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Director

Dr. Alan Hughes

Dr. Alan Hughes

Alan Hughes has more than 32 years of information technology experience and has served with several large corporations. A member of the BJU faculty since 2009, his academic interests include computer technology, information security and business continuity.

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