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Pre-College Camps: Art & Design, Tech, Cybersecurity

  • Program Address:

    Champlain College
    163 S Willard St
    Burlington, VT 05402, U.S.A.

    Phone: 802-860-2700
  • Winter Address:

    Champlain College
    163 S Willard St
    Burlington, VT 05402, U.S.A.

Directors: Peter Straube

Try out a major or career field, pump up your college applications and get a taste of college life! Champlain College's pre-college programs are built around a series of hands-on learning experiences, using state-of-the-art facilities and working closely with industry-experienced professors. This is a perfect chance to try out a certain major and decide whether it is right for you. It also improves your chances of being accepted into the college of your choice, since Admissions staff will recognize completion of a pre-college program as a significant academic accomplishment and a sign of a motivated learner.

Yes, you will develop new skills and learn a great deal about your chosen career field during your pre-college experience. But it's not all work and no play: what most students remember just as much is the fun they have hanging out with an awesome group of people who are interested in the same things that they are. Students create their own vibrant community and for many, this is a rare opportunity to gather with a group of peers who are into the same things they are.

Students stay in one of Champlain's many contemporary or Victorian-era residence halls and meals are served in the spectacular IDX Dining Hall, overlooking Lake Champlain. When not attending class or doing creative project work, students enjoy recreational and social activities and get to experience the best of summer in Vermont. Some parents even decide to use the trip to Burlington as the start of a memorable summer vacation, even incorporating a trip to nearby Montreal into their visit.

Program options for Summer 2015 include the Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy, the IT & Digital Media Governor's Institute of Vermont, and an Art & Design Portfolio-building Course. Click on the Sessions tab above for more details!

Art & Design Portfolio Building Course

July 11 - July 26, 2015 (16 days)

Create or refine your personal portfolio, get a taste of college life and earn three transferable college credits in this intensive, hands-on 16-day learning experience. You'll live and breathe art, graphic design and digital technology for more than 2 weeks. Build your skills during a series of art seminars, including observational drawing, color and composition, and introduction to a variety of design software applications. Students get personalized advice on how to present their work for college admittance.

Governor's Institutes of Vermont - Information Technology & Digital Media

June 20-28, 2015 (9 days)

Find your true tech passion as you explore the world of IT and digital media, including programming, graphic design, interactive web design, game design, digital video and cybersecurity. Get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art hardware and software used by professional designers and developers, including Champlain's newest 3D printers. You will use hardware, software and code to create graphics, animation, interactive design, user interfaces (UI), communication, products, and visual art.

Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy

July 19 - August 1, 2015 (12 days)

Learn the science of investigating and preventing computer crimes from experienced industry professionals, using the state-of-the-art digital forensics lab at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. Gain valuable experience applying cybersecurity techniques to protect computers and networks against attack. Get personalized instruction and mentoring from college faculty who are industry experts in the fields of digital forensics, computer networking and cybersecurity.

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    Peter Straube
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