Southeastern once again hosted the Lion’s Code CyberCamp this summer in June with new materials and an online-only format. The camp was sponsored by the College of Science and Technology through the Department of Computer Science and was offered free of charge as a community service.
Director of the Lion’s Code Camp Bonnie Achee said the camp provides an enjoyable summer camp experience for high school students that challenges them academically in the foundational concepts of computer science and builds the skills of teamwork, public speaking, and relationship building.
“This summer we stepped away from the constructs of coding to explore and develop both the critical thinking skills foundational to computer science, as well as interpersonal skills of teamwork and collaboration,” Achee said. “Campers joined the Department of HomeLion Security as Jr. Agent CyberSleuths to crack the case of ‘The Bridge’ and compete in a virtual Capture the Flag, hosted by Cyber.org.”
Campers also had the opportunity to earn digital badges; learn about Web Cookies, cybersecurity, and cyber careers; take virtual video tours of Southeastern, the Computer Science and Technology Building, and the Computer Science Department; and watch a virtual interview with Department Head John Burris.
Achee said the camp was a success thanks to an amazing team effort, with 49 campers participating from over 19 schools. Plans are already underway for next summer’s camp.