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

Offered Virtually for Summer 2020


After careful consideration, we have decided to move the 2020 Champlain Game Academy to a virtual model in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. As much as we wanted to host students on our campus this summer, the safety of our visitors, current students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority and first responsibility. We continue to take guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities regarding our ability to welcome people to our campus and, at this time, we have made the decision to move ahead with a virtual program for the summer of 2020. We are excited to offer both the Champlain Game Academy and The Advanced Academy using the same top-rated curriculum that we use on campus to introduce your student to what it's like to study game development in college.

  • Study game development

  • Experience Champlain College's top-notch curriculum

  • Create a game prototype

  • 6 hours of synchronous virtual instruction per day

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  FULL

  • Session 2: July 27-August 7, 2020  FULL

Advanced Game Academy

  • July 27-August 7, 2020  FULL

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 collaboratively in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration; they'll gain real-world experience by working together across game-development 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."