Summer Programs for High School Students

Champlain College offers a variety of pre-college summer programs for high school students looking to get hands-on experience in a variety of in-demand fields. These residential programs allow high school students to immerse themselves in a subject they're passionate about, learn from and work with our industry-expert faculty, get a taste of college life, and add strength to their college applications. Some programs also allow you to earn transferable college credits! 

Champlain Game AcademyChamplain Game Academy 

Session 1: July 12-23, 2021
Session 2: July 26-August 6, 2021
Advanced Game Academy: July 26-August 6, 2021

Develop hands-on skills in all aspects of game development including design, art, animation, programming, sound, and production.  Students work in teams to build an original game. For students who have previously attended the Game Academy, we offer an Advanced session that allows students to dive deeper into all aspects of game development and fine-tune their skills.

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Art & Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation CourseArt & Design Portfolio Building Course 

(Earn 3 transferrable college credits)

July 10-25, 2021

Expand your skills, create new works of art and prepare your personal portfolio for college applications while you earn three college credits. Intended for those entering their senior year of high school, students choose from tracks in graphic design, film & video, game art and creative media.

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Digital Forensics & Cyber Security AcademyDigital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy 

July 11-24, 2021

Learn by doing! A 14 day hands-on residential program that offers a stimulating curriculum designed to introduce students to the fields of digital forensics and cybersecurity at the college level.

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Media Production AcademyMedia Production Academy 

(Earn 3 transferrable college credits)

July 10-25, 2021

Learn the professional methods of visual storytelling techniques while earning three college credits. Gain skills in the production of video and audio for journalism, radio, social media, as well as field and studio multi-camera production.

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