The Learning Center at PARI
Camp Registration

Secrets of a Spy Station (COED)
6/7/2020 - 6/12/2020
Grades 6th - 12th
Registration for this session is no longer available
Campers will be immersed in the setting of former Department of Defense Spy Station where secret messages were intercepted so they could decoded and used to aid National Security. We will explore the history of how codes and ciphers came to be an evolved over the years from written messages to complex digital encryption methods. Campers will learn how to recreate these techniques themselves, and crack the messages sent by their fellow cryptographers, all while reinforcing skills in math, language, and pattern recognition.

From messages based on playing with words, numbers, to information hidden in plain sight within images and everyday objects you'd never suspect, campers will leave with an understanding of the principals that drive the world of secrets and spies.

• Learn to recognize patterns in the English language
• Apply math skills in creative ways to form secret messages
• Participate in challenges to decipher messages written by others
• learn the history cryptography and cutting-edge techniques that keep
the internet safe
• Recreational and fun activities, including exploring the gifts of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day trips such as hiking and picnicking.

1 PARI Drive • Rosman • NC • 28772 • 8288625554
- U.S. DollarsPrivacy PolicyRefund Policy