Pre-College Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Champlain College offers pre-college opportunities for high school students to not only visit the College, but to also explore interests in a variety of fields through summer programs.

Young Writers ConferenceYoung Writers' Conference

May 29-31, 2015

A residential writers' weekend for dedicated young writers, this conference offers high school students a chance to expand their love of the written word, including fiction, poetry, songwriting, creative nonfiction, script writing and so much more.

Governor's Institute of VermontGovernor's Institutes of Vermont - Information Technology & Digital Media

June 20-28, 2015

Gain experience with a broad range of digital media tools used by professional designers and software developers, including programming, graphic design, Photoshop, interactive web design, game design, digital video and cybersecurity.

Champlain Game AcademyChamplain Game Academy

Session 1: July 6-17, 2015

Session 2: July 20-31, 2015

The ideal summer program for high school students who love video games and are interested in making them, the Champlain Game Academy introduces participants to all aspects of game development-including game design, game art and animation, programming, sound, testing and production.

Champlain Game AcademyImagine College

July 6 - July 13, 2015

Focused on first-generation college students, Imagine College helps high school students pave their way to success. The week-long program aims to get students thinking about college earlier, while allowing them to figure out what they might like to major in and helping them navigate the college process.

Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation CourseArt & Design Portfolio Building Course

July 11 - July 26, 2015

Create or refine your personal portfolio, get a taste of college life and earn three transferable college credits in this intensive, hands-on 16-day learning experience. Students get personalized advice on how to present their work for college admittance.

Digital Forensics & Cyber Security AcademyDigital Forensics & Cyber Security Academy

July 19 - August 1, 2015

Learn the science of investigating and preventing computer crimes from experienced industry professionals, using the state-of-the-art digital forensics lab at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation.