Summer Programs

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! 

Young Writers ConferenceYoung Writers' Conference

Not Being Offered Summer 2020

A residential writers' weekend for dedicated young writers, offering high school students a chance to expand their love of the written word including fiction, poetry, songwriting, creative nonfiction, and script writing.

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

July 11-26, 2020

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.

Media Production AcademyMedia Production Academy

July 11-26, 2020

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.

Digital Forensics & Cyber Security AcademyDigital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy

July 12-25, 2020

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.

Champlain Game AcademyChamplain Game Academy

Session 1: July 13-24, 2020
Session 2: July 27-August 7, 2020
Advanced Game Academy: July 27-August 7, 2020

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 and Advanced session that allows students to dive deeper into all aspects of game development and fine-tune their skills.