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 Program

Register now, space is limited!


It is our hope that by the time our Summer Academies take place, Champlain will resume normal operations. Of course, the safety of our visitors, current students, staff and faculty is our highest priority and first responsibility, and we will continue to take guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities regarding any need to extend the closure of our campus. If you are interested in attending the Champlain Game Academy, please register, and we will provide continual status updates. Should we be unable to host the program, your deposit and program fee will be refunded.

  • Study game development

  • Experience Champlain College's top-notch currliculum

  • Create a game prototype

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

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. -

Champlain Game Academy

  • Session 1: July 13-24, 2020

  • Session 2: July 27-August 7, 2020

Advanced Game Academy

  • July 27-August 7, 2020

Get a jump start on your career in game development at The Champlain Game Academy. This two-week program introduces high school students to all aspects of game development—including game design, game art and animation, programming, sound, testing, and production. Using the learning model of the acclaimed Champlain Game Studio, students at the Academy will work side-by-side in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration; they'll gain real-world experience by working together across game-developlement disciplines to build original game projects. 

At the end of the Academy, students will have a full understanding of the behind-the-scenes operations of the world's professional game studios.

Space is limited and seats are filling up fast, so 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."