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.

Registration is open!

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. —

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. Register today to reserve your spot!

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."