SUHSD Summer Cybercamps

The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) Cybercamps are an outcome of our partnership with the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

SUHSD Cybercamps are based on AFA Cyberpatriot platform. ​​​​CyberPatriot is a program to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

About AFA Cyberpatriot 

The SUHSD cybercamps are designed to excite students about cybersecurity, STEM career opportunities, and teach them important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities. Through the cybercamp, students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating systems.

The cybercamp culminates in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. For more information on the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, visit

2018 Summer Cybercamps

Date: June 11-15, 2018

Cybercamp time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Locations: Eastlake High School, Eastlake Middle School, National City Middle School, Rancho Del Rey Middle School, Southwest Middle School.

The Cybercamp is open to all current 7th through 11th grade students. Students need to commit to attend all days of the camp. Students registered to attend Summer School cannot participate in Cybercamps.

To register please follow next steps:
1. Complete the online registration form at

2. Print and sign Parent Permission Slips. Forms are accessible at

3. Deliver Parent Permission Slips to the district office of College and Career Readiness to complete student registration.

*Registration is NOT complete until Parent Permission Slips are turned into the district office of College and Career Readiness. *Space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


Cybercamp Content

MODULE 1: Introduction to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats.

MODULE 2: Cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, basic Windows security policies and tools and account management. Students will follow along and work with the Windows 10 demonstration image.

MODULE 3: Windows file protections, auditing and monitoring, and introduction to Linux.

MODULE 4: Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, basic graphcial user interface security, basic command line security, and intermediate Ubuntu security. Students will follow along and work with the Ubuntu 16 demonstration image.

MODULE 5: Mini-CyberPatriot Competition. Students will compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images. ​​