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Career Exploration Summer Academies and Camps

Virtual GenCyber & Advanced GenCyber Camps

GenCyber and Advanced GenCyber Camps will run as virtual camps this summer. Space is limited; please register EARLY to ensure needed supplies can be mailed to you. US mail can take 7 – 10 days. Both camps are FREE!

LSC has received permission from the NSA (National Security Agency), who generously funds these GenCyber camps, to hold “virtual camps” this summer. These camps will be completely online!  Dates for the camps will be:

  • Intro to GenCyber will run July 27 – 31 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Advance GenCyber will run August 3 – 7 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Participants must have access to a computer to do the programming parts of the camp – not possible on a tablet. All supplies will be mailed to you (allow 7 – 10 days for receipt).

If you have camp specific questions, please email Valarie.mclain@lsc.edu. If you have questions about registration, please email Shannon.wark@lsc.edu.

These summer academies and camps will be postponed until Summer 2021. Please check this page on the status of summer camps for 2021 beginning mid-February 2021.

Camps generally take place in June and include:

  • Scrubs Camp– LSC main campus
  • Aviation Academy (female only cohort and co-ed cohort) – LSC’s Center for Advanced Aviation at the airport.
  • Robotics Academy – Downtown Center
  • Welding Camp – Downtown Center
  • Firefighting Academy – LSC’s Emergency Response Training Center in Gary New Duluth

Intro to GenCyber and Advanced GenCyber Camps are taking place as scheduled and will be virtual in 2020. Register Now

Cyber Camps

Introductory GenCyber and Advanced GenCyber camps are for students in grades 7-12. The camps are a program sponsored by the National Security Agency to encourage youth to pursue cyber careers that are key to the cyber defense of the country. Preference is given to females and under-served populations.

Introductory GenCyber Camp

Students are not allowed to repeat Introductory GenCyber Camp. Campers will receive an overview on: computer hardware and troubleshooting, networking, programming, social and personal computer security and cybersecurity careers. All students will receive a Raspberry Pi. Camp takes place at LSC’s main campus.

Registration does not guarantee camp admission. It is determined by camp organizer and grant criteria. You will receive an email notification when student is accepted into the camp.

Advanced GenCyber Camp

Advanced GenCyber Camp is for students in grades 7-12 who have completed Introductory GenCyber Camp or have other experience. Topics include: Raspberry Pi configuration and troubleshooting, cybersecurity and encryption techniques, advanced Python scripting, secure network design, computer forensics and pen testing, and programming robots. Students should bring their Raspberry Pi from the Introductory GenCyber Camp. Camp takes place at LSC’s main campus.

Registration does not guarantee camp admission. It is determined by camp organizer and grant criteria. You will receive an email notification when student is accepted into the camp.

Scrubs Camp

Students will spend two days exploring a variety of healthcare careers including nursing, laboratory science, social work and many others. Students will experience these career areas through field trips and hands-on activities facilitated by healthcare professionals and college faculty. Students will be provided their own scrubs to wear. Any student entering grades 6-8 by fall of 2020 is eligible. Camp takes place at LSC’s main campus.

Welding Camp

Participants in the camp will be introduced to welding and manufacturing through construction of assembly kits. Students will learn about manufacturing techniques in addition to the tools and skills used to assemble the kits. Camp takes place at LSC’s Downtown Center.

Aviation Academy and Women in Aviation

This summer academy is for young people who are interested in learning more about aviation and aerospace careers, including a coed group and a women’s group. Students will have a chance to operate a flight simulator and experience a “Discovery” flight in LSC’s aircraft. Professionals in the aviation industry will talk about career opportunities. Tours of local aviation partners, and the 148th Air National Guard Airbase are also planned. Camps takes place at LSC’s Center for Advanced Aviation.

Must find own transportation. Space is limited. Camp funding provided by state grants and generous industry partners. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of registration when finished, if not, please call (218) 733-7680. Additional permission and release forms will be required once admitted into the camp. If students wish to repeat the camp, they must put their name on a wait list at (218) 733-6923 or email kirsten.bowman@lsc.edu.

No overnight housing available for this camp. For more information, call (218) 733-6923.

Firefighting Academy

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in the boots of a firefighter? Students ages 14-19 will explore career opportunities in the emergency medical, safety and rescue fields. An introduction to firefighting attack, safety and survival will include hose-lines, ladders, ventilation, forcible entry, auto extrication, high angle rescue, search and rescue and CPR. Students will have an opportunity to visit multiple firehouses during the week. Camp takes place at LSC’s Emergency Response Training Center in Gary New Duluth.

Camp funding provided by state grants and generous industry partners. Please make sure you receive a confirmation after registering. If not, please call (218) 733-7680.

No overnight housing available for this camp. For more information, call (218) 733-6923.

Robotics Academy

Build a working robot! Participants will work in teams to assemble robots using kits and onsite manufacturing tools and equipment. Guest speakers will talk about jobs in manufacturing and educational pathways. Camp takes place at LSC’s Downtown Center.

If students wish to repeat the camp, they must put their name on a wait list at (218) 733-6923 or email kirsten.bowman@lsc.edu. Lunch and snacks included.