EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange YMCA is hosting a week-long Air Force Association CyberCamp for students in sixth through ninth grades from Essex County communities; beginning Aug. 1-5 (Monday through Friday),  9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Capital One Computer Lab at the East Orange YMCA, 100 N. Arlington Ave, East Orange.

Participants will work with virtual models to learn hands-on computer security principles, including ethics and safety. They’ll learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats and work in diverse teams — all skills that will greatly assist them in future careers. 

Additionally, on Friday, Aug. 5, they will take part in nationwide cyber competition.The Metro YMCA is the only YMCA in the nation to host one of 86 AFA CyberCamps in 2016.

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The East Orange YMCA is one of six branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey.


Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey, serving more than 35,000 individuals and providing more than $1.2 million in financial assistance each year. Its six YMCAs, located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne, are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. They offer an array of programs that build spirit, mind and body for people of all ages and all circumstances.