Deadline Extended to Apply for Summer LCCC Cybersecurity Camp for Teachers

published Sunday, April 16, 2023
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold the summer GenCyber Camp June 12-16 and has extended the application deadline to April 22. This professional development course for secondary teachers is funded by the National Security Administration and GenCyber to promote cybersecurity awareness through teacher training and community building.
The camp, for teachers of grades 7-12, is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at LCCC’s Schnecksville campus. It offers three special topics course credits and is at no charge to the student.
The goals of the GenCyber program are to:
Improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in secondary schools,
Create a network of teachers who strive to create better digital citizens among today’s students,
Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and promote diversity in the cybersecurity workforce,
Empower students with the essential skills for safe online behavior
This week-long camp provides opportunities for teachers in Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Northampton and Berks counties to collaborate and explore cybersecurity topics that are appropriate for all secondary age groups. Topics include: computer components, computer networks, cryptography, cybersecurity, safe online behavior and cyber ethics. If spaces are available, teachers will be considered from a wider geographic area.
Teachers will be compensated for their participation with a daily stipend. An additional stipend is included for participation in the pre-camp and post-camp sessions, which will be held virtually. The weeklong program is held in-person. Note: Because this is a credit course, those who are selected will need to become an LCCC student. Once a student is accepted, instructions will be provided. There is no cost to the participant associated with this process.
The camp application is available online.
Camp instructors are:
Susan Miner, LCCC professor of Computer Science and coordinator of the Cyber Center
Sami Jo Eckhart, Ed.D., LCCC adjunct professor of Computer Science and BCIT teacher in the Parkland School District
Carol Dickerson, library media specialist at Parkland High School
Robert J. Ritter, LCCC adjunct instructor of Computer Science CIS/Networking at LCCC
For more information, email Stephanie Spencer, program director, at