Roane State partners with Y-12 to host second-annual Cybersecurity Summer Camp

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Following a successful first year, Roane State Community College and Y-12 National Security Complex are announcing the 2021 Cybersecurity Summer Camp. 

Two sessions will be held this year, one in mid-June for high-school-aged students and another in July for middle-school-aged students. Registration will be available beginning on Monday, March 22.

Roane State partnered with Y-12 in this effort to inspire the next-generation workforce and help them develop talents that can be used to protect our nation’s most valuable information. 

During the camp, students learn about digital forensics, IP scanning, data reconnaissance and many other topics – all key components of Y-12’s best-in-class cybersecurity program. 

2021 camp dates are as follows: 

  • Session 1 (grades 9-12): June 14-17, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Session 2 (grades 6-8): July 12-15, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

The 2020 camps attracted dozens of students eager to sharpen their cyber skills. Originally planned to be held in person, last year’s camp switched to a virtual format amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The camp will once again be held virtually in 2021, requiring no travel for families and ensuring a safe environment for students. The virtual option also means that students from across the area can participate more easily.

Registration is $25 per camper and will cover the cost of a camp t-shirt. Parents may register their students online at when the registration window opens at 9 a.m. on March 22. Space is limited for both sessions, and spots are expected to fill quickly.

Questions about the camp can be directed to Sonya Parker, Roane State Community College Workforce Training Manager, by emailing or calling (865) 481-2031.


Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has locations in Roane, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Morgan and Scott counties as well as a branch campus in Oak Ridge. For more information, visit or call (865) 882-4554.

Remember, eligible adults can now attend Roane State tuition-free with the new Reconnect grant. Learn more at

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