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GenCyber Knights

“Securing the Castle” STEM Camp

Grace James Middle School Students

Grace James Middle School – GenCyber Knights Preview Day – February 2022

Have you ever wanted to learn about cybersecurity?

Would you like to work with robots and drones?

Middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math are invited to join Bellarmine University’s GenCyber Knights ‘Securing the Castle’ camp from June 13–17, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. At this camp you will learn about cybersecurity by setting up, securing and defending your own castle! You will get to:

  • Personalize a team castle
  • Program a robot to guard your castle and attack another castle
  • Spy on other castles using drones
  • Decode secret messages
  • Hack a network

On the last day of camp, you can invite friends and family to see what you learned about cybersecurity during the week!

  • COST: Free! The program is 100% funded by grants from the NSF and the NSA.
  • MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided each day.
  • SWAG: You will also get a t-shirt, stickers and other cool stuff that you can take home after the camp.


The priority registration deadline is Friday, April 22. No previous experience with cybersecurity or programming is required. If you have questions about the camp, you can contact Amy Lein at


All instructors who will be teaching at this camp as full-time teachers in JCPS or the Archdiocese of Louisville – Catholic Schools. The instructors for the camp are:

  • Eric Wong (Mercy Academy)
  • Monique Lathon (Nativity Academy)
  • Sade Graves (Grace James Academy of Excellence)
  • Lauren Williams (Grace James Academy of Excellence)
  • Stacey Hopson (Grace James Academy of Excellence)
  • Lexi Cox (Shawnee High School)

Several Bellarmine students in both computer science and education will also help facilitate the camp.

  • Nefris Chacha (Education)
  • Morgan Hardin (Computer Science)
  • Sydney Henderson (Education)
  • Grant Pennington (Computer Science)