Unfortunately, the July Program ended a number of years ago. Bennington no longer has any sort of Pre-College programs—the closest thing being the Young Writers Competition.
So, sorry about that.
As for leaving home, I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Coming to Vermont from New Mexico, I think I speak for most people when I say that by the time you graduate high school, you’re just ready. You’re probably gonna want to leave. Maybe (hopefully) it’s not an “Oh man I hate this place get me outta here!” kind of thing, but in more of a Next Chapter Of Your Life (hehehehehe) way.
~you’ll be fine~
<3 Kagan ‘16