Cybercamp 2015

Coming fall 2015, Whatcom Community College is pleased to once again be offering the very popular cybercamp for local high school students in their junior or senior year (at the time of the camp). The camp will culminate with participation in the CyberPatriot competition (CP-VIII).

Students who successfully complete the six required cybercamp sessions may be eligible to earn and apply for three (3) college credits in CIS 110 - Introduction to Computer Security (a small transcript fee applies).

Please note the following important dates:


 Application deadline*
 Sept. 15, 2015
 Cybercamp sessions (9:30 am - 3:30 pm):
    Week 1
 Sept. 26, 2015
    Week 2
 Oct. 3, 2015
    Week 3
 Oct. 10, 2015
    Week 4
 Oct. 17, 2015
    Week 5 (CP-VIII practice round)
 Oct. 24, 2015
    Week 6 (CP-VIII round 1)
 Nov. 14, 2015
 Optional, continued participation in CP-VIII:
    Round 2
 Dec. 5, 2015
    State round
 Jan. 30, 2016
    Regional round**
 Feb. 20, 2016
    National finals practice round**
 Mar. 12, 2016
    National finals competition**
 Apr. 10-14, 2016

*Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For best consideration, submit your complete application by no later than the deadline stated above. More details will follow on when and how to apply.

**Teams must qualify to progress onto the regional and national rounds.

The registration fee for the camp is $60. The fee includes lunch on each of the camp days and a commemorative t-shirt. WCC has a small number of scholarships available to offset the cost of registration for students on Free or Reduced Lunch programs at their high schools. There is no additional cost for students who opt to continue participation in the CP-VIII competition.

All required and optional sessions will take place at Whatcom Community College, except teams that qualify for the national finals competition will receive all expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. (provided by the CyberPatriot competition). Only one team per region will qualify for the national round.


Cybercamps 2012-14

From 2012-14, Whatcom Community College offered an annual cybercamp for local high school students. The camps were funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant the College received. Below is information about how other institutions can host their own cybersecurity camps. 

This site contains the materials used to create a high school cybersecurity camp. Currently we have posted the lab manual and one day competition materials. These materials were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation.

For information about this project, please contact Corrinne Sande at Whatcom Community College (

Past cybercamp materials