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Great Falls College-MSU will host CyberCamp for teenagers

Posted at 3:01 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:04:46-04

GREAT FALLS – The Center for Lifelong Learning at Great Falls College MSU will host a camp about cyber security this summer for kids to help get them interested in pursuing a career in the field.

The camp will run June 11-15 and is open to students ages 12 to 18.

This is the first time the college has offered CyberCamp, which was developed by the Air Force Association as part of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program.

“During this CyberCamp, students will be taught the basic skills for future CyberPatriot competitions,” Chriss Mee, GFC MSU Computer Technology instructor, stated.

According to a press release, during CyberPatriot competitions, teams are given an image of a complete operating systems or a network. They then run through different scenarios to change the security levels and specific attributes of those systems to protect them from outside threats.

GFC MSU’s camp will focus on different areas of cyber security every day and will culminate with a mini-competition.

“Our hope is that we will gain interest and expand the CyberPatriot Program to other local and regional schools,” Mee said.

The Center for Lifelong Learning will offer other computer camps this summer including Minecraft, Python Programming, 3D video game design, and more.

Non-computer camps include cooking, baking, photography, and creative writing.

Registration for all camps and classes is open and participants can save $5 before May 21 by using the promo code SUMMER18FUN.

To see a complete list or to register, visit Lifelong Learning’s website.

For more information, call 406-771-4314 or 406-771-4412.