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Are you a high-schooler looking for an adventure-filled experience that challenges you as a leader and looks great on your college resume? Consider one of several summer-camp offerings at Norwich University.

In order to protect the well-being of our community and visitors, we will be changing the format of our summer camps. Summer camps will not be held on campus this year. In the spirit of continuing to offer high school students valuable leadership and skill based experiences, we will host a series of live and recorded events over the summer — AT NO COST. All students who have registered and already paid for a FLC, Drill or the Esports camp will receive a full refund.

Drill Camp

Norwich University Drill Camp

For High School Students and Incoming Norwich Students

2020 Dates: July 5–11, 2020

Are you interested in advancing your individual and team skills in military drill and ceremonies, while further developing your physical and mental strength? We’ve designed Norwich University Drill Camp for you. Drill Camp is an excellent opportunity to network with other drill team cadets. You will train in an atmosphere of competitive spirit and camaraderie with cadets. You form into squads based on service branch. Each squad is supervised by a drill instructor, and you will learn under the guidance of our national collegiate championship drill team, the “Shock Platoon.”

Learn More About and Apply for Norwich University Drill Camp

Esports Summer Camp

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For Rising High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Minimum GPA 2.5

2020 Dates:

Session I: July 12 – 18, 2020
PubG, Rainbow 6, League of Legends

Session II: July 19 – 25
APEX, CSGO, Rocket League

Our summer camp throws you into the ring with some of our top-level players and formally introduces you to the rising world of collegiate gaming. We have developed lesson plans that give you the tools to succeed in a high-level gaming environment. Starting from streaming your footage, to discord communication, to LAN-competition knowledge, this program lays the groundwork for navigating all the way to the top, where playing video games for Norwich University can help pay your way through college.

Learn more about Norwich University's esports program

Future Leader Camp (FLC)

Future Leader Camp

For High School Students and Incoming Rooks

2020 Dates:

Session I: June 28 – July 11, 2020
Session II: July 19 – August 1, 2020

FLC is a two-week, military-style, summertime adventure experience that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. Immerse in life at a senior military college, and explore ROTC scholarships that fit your goals.

We also offer youth leadership programs year-round, so check out the listing and see what fits.

Learn about FLC and other youth leadership program opportunities

GenCyber @ NU

GenCyber Camp

For High School Juniors and Seniors. Free for all participants! 

2021 Dates

2020 schedule has been canceled, click here to learn more.

Interested in getting involved in information security and digital forensics? Want to learn how to defend against cyber attacks and protect yourself online? Learn how the pros investigate hi-tech crimes by becoming a cyber sleuth!

Learn more about GenCyber

Governor's Institute of Vermont (GIV)


Accelerated learning residencies on college campus for Vermont teenagers and high schoolers.

APRIL 21, 2020 UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, GIV has decided to move Institutes to an online platform this summer. With no space limitations, we are leaving applications open!

Click here for more information and updates

Norwich University is proud to host three unique tracks in partnership with the Governor's Institute of Vermont. Each residential camp is unique and built around a single focus area.

2020 Dates:

Engineering Institute: July 5 – 11, 2020

Governor's School: July 12 – 19, 2020

Health and Medicine: July 19 – 25, 2020

GIV offers a sliding scale tuition structure to make sure every young Vermonter, from any background, can participate.

Learn more about GIV Tuition Scale

GIV, the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, provides young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings, igniting academic and creative passions, building confidence and leadership, and expanding students’ sense of possibility.

Learn more about GIV

Summer Design Academy

Norwich A+A

For High School Students

2020 Dates: July 12 – 18, 2020 (Sunday through Saturday)

We regret to inform the 2020 Summer Design Academy will not take place this year. We hope you will plan on joining us for Summer Design Academy 2021!

If your passion is to make things, we have the summer program for you! Architecture + Art Summer Design Academy is an exciting, hands-on learning experience that combines design creativity, historical perspective, technical excellence, social responsibility, and environmental leadership—with plenty of time for bringing your ideas to life.

Learn more about A+A Design Summer Design Academy

Also enjoy our Shaw Outdoor Center

Located at the base of Paine Mountain, just 500 steps from the Wise Campus Center, the Shaw Outdoor Center offers free use of outdoor recreational equipment and access to the Paine Mountain trail system for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, and more. There are also opportunities for paintball, disc golf, ice climbing, sledding, and camping in the wilderness.

About the Shaw Outdoor Center


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