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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 while enjoying the best of a Vermont summer.
We are planning several outstanding opportunities to bond with the Champlain community, to grow personally, 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.
As an example of events and activities at Summer Launch, here is a copy of last year's schedule:
Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23
Thrill seekers welcome! Join fellow first-year students for a two day trip where you'll build new friendships while exploring some exciting summer activities. Spend your first day riding roller coasters at the Great Escape amusement and water park, followed by setting up camp and enjoying a jazz band under the stars. The next day will include a steamboat ride around Lake George before packing up to head back to Burlington for more fun activities on Champlain's Campus. Don't miss out on this exciting summer adventure!
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3
A small group of first-year students will spend three days on a backcountry retreat at a wilderness lodge, building long-lasting friendships with fellow students. Activities include a beginner/intermediate hike, games, and fun 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 a great way to begin your Champlain College Experience. We hope you'll join us!
Wednesday, July 17 - Friday, July 19
Transitioning to college can be harder for some students than others for any number of reasons. Some students need extra help developing social skills, time management, and study skills. This program will allow you to experience all aspects of college life while you work on honing the skills that will help you achieve success. You will spend three days living the complete residential, academic, and social experience. Part of your days will be filled with a mix of skill-building classes, such as learning time management and organization, and exploring all of the resources available to you on campus and in the community. The rest of your days will be spent participating in fun activities both on campus and in the community, allowing you to build social connections that will continue to grow when you return in the fall. Last summer a number of students, some with diagnosed learning challenges and some without, found this session very helpful. 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
Tuesday, July 16- Thursday, July 18
Come learn about Champlain's commitment to community service. Depending on the need, we will be volunteering with a local non-profit organization in Montreal. This Summer Launch program is a fun filled, hands-on opportunity where you will build relationships with other incoming students, experience a sense of accomplishment that comes when you commit to giving back to the community, and have the opportunity to get a local's view of a world-class cosmopolitan city. We will also tour Champlain's own Montreal Campus where you may decide to study abroad! PLEASE NOTE: PASSPORT IS REQUIRED