Pre-College Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Champlain College offers summer pre-college opportunities for high school students to immerse themselves in a subject they're passionate about, get a taste of college life and add strength to their college applications. 

Young Writers ConferenceYoung Writers' Conference

May 27 - 29, 2016

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

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

June 18 - 26, 2016

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 11 - 22, 2016
Session 2: July 25 - August 5, 2016

Develop hands-on skills in all aspects of game development including design, art, animation, programming, sound, and production.  Students work in teams to build an original game.

Champlain Game AcademyImagine College

Dates TBD

Focused on first-generation college students, this week-long program aims to get students thinking about college earlier, helping them figure out what they might like to major in and how to navigate the college environment.

Champlain Game AcademySocial Entrepreneurship for Young Women


Please note, the Social Entrepreneurship for Young Women pre-college program has been postponed and will not be offered in 2016. Please check back for information on future program dates.

Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation CourseArt & Design Portfolio Building Course

July 9 - July 24, 2016

Expand your skills, create new works of art and prepare your personal portfolio for college applications while you earn 3 college credits. Choose from tracks in graphic design, film & video, game art and creative media.

Digital Forensics & Cyber Security AcademyDigital Forensics & Cyber Security Academy

July 17 - 30, 2016

Learn the science of investigating and preventing computer crimes by working alongside experienced industry professionals in the digital forensics lab at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation.