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 26 - 28, 2017

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. This program will be offered again May 26-28, 2017.

Champlain Game AcademyEntrepreneurship For Good

June 25 - July 1, 2017

Learn to use the power of business to make the world a better place by creating a new product, service or experience that addresses a social problem or cause you're passionate about.

Art & Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation CourseArt & Design Portfolio Building Course

July 8 - July 23, 2017

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 & Cybersecurity Academy

July 9 - 22, 2017

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.

Champlain Game AcademyChamplain Game Academy

Session 1: July 10 - 21, 2017
Session 2: July 24 - August 4, 2017

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.