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

Registration is Now Open!

Give Your High School Student the Gift of College Experience*

*Register for the Game Academy by December 11 and we'll send you a free Champlain College hoodie as a fun way to share this gift for the holidays

  • 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 that has 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

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. Students will gain real-world experience by working as a development team that works together across all game development disciplines to build original game projects. 

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. 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."