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This information pertains to our Summer 2014 program.

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Youth program overview

In CAU's youth and teen programs, offered weekly from July 6 to August 2, 2014, youngsters get a taste of college life at Cornell while experiencing the fun and friendships of a terrific camp.

Supervised by caring, trained counselors, your child will enjoy

  • well-organized activities,
  • stimulating field trips,
  • kid-friendly meals, and
  • a chance to explore our beautiful campus.

This nationally acclaimed summer educational experience also features the highest staff-to-youth ratio in day camping.

Residential campers participate in youth activities during the day and enjoy supervised evening activities and entertainment. Children ages 3 to 12 must be accompanied by a registered resident adult; teens may be in residence without a registered resident adult.

Commuter campers participate in daytime programs (from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children ages 3-12 and 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. for teens) Monday through Friday.

Program options

Program Ages
Infants and Tots Under 3
Li'l Bears 3-4
Tykes 5-6
Explorers 7-8
Big Reds 9-10
Junior Cornellians 11-12
CAU Teens 13-16
Older Teens High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Program dates

Week 1July 6-12July 7-11
Week 2July 13-19July 14-18
Week 3July 20-26July 21-25
Week 4July 27-August 2July 28-August 1

Youth program fees

The program fee (per youngster, per week) covers tuition, housing, seventeen meals, and all morning, afternoon, and evening activities. It does not cover special instructional fees for some youth courses, as noted in the course listings. Children (other than teens) in on-campus programs reside adjacent to parents in Court/Kay Hall or with parents at the Hilton Homewood Suites.

Age groupFull rateReduced
Li'l Bears$710$610$340
Big Reds$975$875$455
Junior Cornellians$975$875$455

*Reduced rates apply to the second and all additional children (after the first, oldest child) accompanying a registered adult in residence on campus.

**The weekly program charge for Li'l Bears, Tykes, Explorers, Big Reds, and Junior Cornellians includes the full program, 8:30am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, healthful lunches, fresh fruit, and snacks. The Commuter Teen option, 8:30 am - 10:00 pm, Monday - Friday, includes the full program, snacks, and lunch and dinner.