A U.S. Cyber Challenge Event


Weeklong day camp for students comprised of cyber security workshops, labs, and a competition held on the last day. The camp will focus on topics such as intrusion detection, penetration testing, and forensics. Workshops will be taught by instructors from the SANS Institute, the largest source for information security training and certification in the world.  The overall objective is to attract as many talented and skilled people as possible to this field of study and career path.


College and graduate students and high school students. Students need to have completed their sophomore year of high school by the time of the camp. Campers under 18 years of age will need a parent's consent to attend the camp.

Camp alumni may compete again, but priority for camp positions will go to non-alumni. Camp alumni are encouraged to volunteer to be camp teaching assistants.


University of Delaware

Meals will also be provided at the camp (continental breakfast, lunch and snacks).


Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday features a competition, a winners’ ceremony and a press event.


Some camp attendee fees will be covered by Corporate and USCC scholarships.  In some cases the student will be responsible for a modest fee to attend the camp.

Eligibility & Qualification

Eligibility and Qualification for the Delaware Summer Camp is determined by the results of the 2017 online Cyber Quests program. This is a fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms. Each challenge features an artifact for analysis, along with a series of quiz questions. Some focus on a potentially vulnerable sample web server as the artifact, challenging participants to identify its flaws using vulnerability analysis skills. Others are focused around forensic analysis, packet capture analysis, and more. They have varying levels of difficulty and complexity, with some geared toward beginners, while others include more intermediate and ultimately advanced material.

Press Releases

Links & Sponsors

Wilmington University

University of Delaware

Delaware State University


Contact: Dr. Chase Cotton at

Previous Year's Event: 2016 Cyber Challenge