Secrets of a Spy Station

Mission: Data Encryption

1-week Residential Camp
When: June 25 – 30, 2023
Cost: $1,700

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In this camp, you will…

  • Apply Math skills in creative ways to form and decipher secret messages.
  • Learn to recognize patterns in the English language and how to use them to break codes.
  • Participate in challenges to crack messages written by other campers.
  • Discover cutting-edge techniques that keep the internet safe.
  • Explore the history of cryptography and how it has been used throughout time.
  • Campers will use radio communications dishes built by NASA to see how data is sent and received by satellites orbiting Earth.
  • Be immersed in a site that was once a top-secret base to spy on the satellite communications of others.
  • PARI’s emphasis on community and teamwork enables campers to establish friendships that last a lifetime. Many campers from this program return as interns and counselors.
  • Campers will participate in fun and engaging recreational activities built to encourage social comradery and confidence while exploring the spectacular Pisgah Forest and Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Tentative Schedule:

Daily schedule coming soon!