Gain real-world knowledge in game development and get a head start on building your career

Immerse yourself in a collaborative environment that explores all disciplines of game development

Join a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and  collaboration

The Champlain Game Academy
Pre-College and Middle School Program

All of our pre-college programs are being offered virtually for Summer 2021. Detailed descriptions of each option are on our Program Overview and Student Experience pages.

Look for our NEW virtual program for 7-9th grade students!

Study at a "Top School for Game Design" this Summer

  • Learn new skills
  • Create games
  • Experience our "Top-Notch Curriculum"
  • Make friends
  • Have fun
  • Get a jump start on your education

The Champlain Game Academy is taught by the same acclaimed Game Studio faculty that have earned Champlain top rankings for game development:

#1 College for Video Game Design — College Magazine

Top 20 School for Games — The Princeton Review

#4 In The World for Game Development — The Rookies

Top 50 Best Video Game Design Schools in the U.S. — Gamedesigning.org


Summer 2021 Programs:

Level 1: The Champlain Game Academy

Virtual: $2750

Level 2:  The Advanced Program

Virtual: $2750

NEW:  Introduction to Game Development: A virtual program for 7th–9th grade students

Virtual: $1450 

Space is limited. Financial assistance is available. 

What Past Attendees Had to Say about Champlain Game Academy

"I came to this camp to learn if this is what I want to do with my life. I loved both the campus and the program. It was an eye-opening experience."

"Easily the best game academy I have been to, as this is very well rounded and gives you  the full experience."

"Amazing! I have no other way to describe it."