Youth programs and summer camp
Teens participate in a morning enrichment program of their choice taught by one or two Cornell student mentors. The rest of the day is devoted to non-stop elective activities: special-interest workshops, recreation and sports, field trips, community volunteering, crafts, music, art, and games.
This is a great opportunity for teens to explore Cornell, meet new friends, and discover interests and skills in a well-supervised, encouraging environment. Teens without parents or guardians on campus are welcome to attend for one or more weeks.
- Resident Teens live in a dorm with their counselors from Sunday afternoon until Saturday morning; see Housing for details.
- Commuter Teens attend from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Morning Courses for Teens
|Week 1||July 6-12||July 7-11|
|Week 2||July 13-19||July 14-18|
|Week 3||July 20-26||July 21-25|
|Week 4||July 27-August 2||July 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 group||Full rate||Reduced|
There is an additional charge of $250 for unaccompanied Teens staying in residence over a weekend, to cover the cost of extended supervision, dining, and dorm accommodations.
*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.