Our goal is to develop, encourage, and foster STEM education in high school JROTC programs by conducting in-depth summer camps that introduce cadets to technology that they might not be exposed to in their schools. Although our core strength is JROTC, we can tailor a program for any high school.
Each Cyber STEM Camp is capable of providing room, board, and academics to approximately 125 students/cadets. Camps run Sunday through Saturday, and on the last day of camp we hold a graduation ceremony that is open to parents and friends. Every effort is made to offer camp completely free for cadets to attend. We believe that education is the key to fighting poverty, and we don’t want any cadets unable to attend because of limited funds. We invite JROTC cadets from all branches of the military — Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps — to apply and attend our camps.
This program is a truly unique way to learn cyber security practices and STEM standards. Our trained instructors are excited to work with JROTC cadets to develop these skills. We focus on a variety of areas.
At Cyber STEM Camp you can expect to learn aeronautics and aviation through drone flights and flight simulators. You will learn to code enough to program robots, both on land and submersible, and we hold robot races to test our skills. Our instructors will cover network security and cyber defense, and you’ll have a good understanding of how computer systems work, including how to secure yourself and your network online.
In addition to cyber training, JROTC Leadership Advantage offers a full range of customized Cadet Leadership Camps (CLC) emphasizing traditional adventure style training including high and low ropes, confidence building, staff planning, and more.
We learn in the classroom and then apply our knowledge in tangible, hands-on exercises that all cadets enjoy.
We’re in the midst of planning our future Cyber STEM Camps, so like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on our future offerings.
We held our first week-long Cyber STEM Camp in 2013. From a grant from the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program, we were able to bring 75 cadets from several states to the camp at a local high school’s campus. The following summer we hosted three camps with more than 300 cadets total, and our increased grant funding helped us expand our curriculum to include the VEX robot and a computer robotics package.
As time went on, we fine-tuned our program and curriculum, and decided to move to nonprofit status. In October of 2017, JROTC Leadership Advantage was officially recognized as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Since 2016 we have worked annually with Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia, a campus which provides a perfect setting for our Cyber STEM Camps. The excellent facilities and close proximity to both our nation’s capital and to eastern U.S. schools make Randolph-Macon a fantastic partner for our programs.
Not only do we focus on providing training to cadets during our Cyber STEM Camps, we do our best to place these cadets into fields where they can flex their muscles and make a difference through scholarships and internships after high school.
We are always looking for partners to help our cadets receive internships and scholarships in the field of cyber security. Please contact us regarding scholarship programs and internships in the cyber defense field.
We rely solely on donations and grants, so your donations are critical in providing once in a lifetime experiences to these deserving JROTC cadets. If you’re interested in donating, please see our PayPal link below.
2018 Cyber Stem Camp at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia.