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While Vermont is famous for its winter activities, we all know the real fun is in the summer! Beautiful weather and a bounty of outdoor activities help make Vermont the perfect summer destination.
Join us this summer, and take the opportunity to hang out with future Champlain College classmates. We are planning three outstanding opportunities to bond with the Champlain community and to have a rewarding experience that you'll always remember. Check out our programs below, and be sure to register for one (or all!) of our Champlain Summer Launch Programs.
Questions? Email Lisa Mazzariello.
Outdoor Adventure Program
Thursday, July 7 - Saturday, July 9
Program fee: $200
A small group of first-year students will spend three days on a backcountry retreat at a wilderness lodge, building friendships with fellow adventure-minded classmates. Activities include a beginner’s hike, games and exciting opportunities for getting connected. You’ll develop bonds and create friendships that will last well beyond your four years at Champlain. Our Outdoor Adventure Program is an excellent way to kick start your Champlain College Experience. Dare to join us?
First Generation Connection
Wednesday, July 13- Friday, July 15
Wednesday, July 27 - Friday, July 29
Program fee: $200
Would you like to get involved, make friends and find out about Champlain’s leadership opportunities before you even arrive on campus in August? Then the Champlain College Leadership Experience Summer Launch Program might be for you. You’ll meet like-minded members of the College community, while learning different leadership styles. You’ll also get to work on team-building skills at a local ropes course, and explore all that Burlington has to offer. By the end of this weekend, you’ll have made some new friends and have a great understanding of how to get involved at Champlain.
Champlain Ultimate Transition Experience
Wednesday, August 3 - Friday, August 5
Program fee: $200This program will allow you to experience all aspects of college life. While you spend three days living the complete residential, academic and social experience of college, you’ll explore all of the resources available on campus and in the community. Participate in activities both on and off campus that will help you create social connections to build on when you return in the fall. To register for the Ultimate Transition Experience, please call or email Skip Harris 802-651-5961, firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Lewis 802-651-5959, email@example.com
"Summer Launch was a fantastic opportunity to make friends with other incoming students without the stress of trying to get to know people during orientation. I'm now a senior and I'm still friends with the people I met there." — David Pictor '14
"Summer launch at Champlain was a great experience because I got to make friendships with other students from my class before I got to Champlain. I met my roommate for my first year at the summer launch program that I did! I would recommend that every incoming student do a summer launch program before they get to Champlain." — Ethan Farmer '16
"It was great to be able to meet other incoming first year students before Orientation. By the time classes started I already had a few friends and it made the transition period so much easier." — Olivia Pratt '14