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Big Reds (9-10)

Morning courses are taught by Cornell students with a hands-on approach to learning. Students enroll in one course for the week.

Healthy, kid-friendly meals and snacks, afternoon electives, swimming, bowling, and field trips will keep your Big Reds busy and active all day, while they make great new friends.

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  • Resident Big Reds participate in youth activities from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and also take part in supervised evening activities between 6:30 p.m. and bedtime (counselors are available to monitor dorm floors/rooms until 11 p.m.). They reside adjacent to parents in Court/Kay Hall or with parents at the Hilton Homewood Suites. See Housing for details.
  • Commuter Big Reds attend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Morning Courses for Big Reds

Outdoor Adventures
In this active program, you'll sample group activities on the Hoffman Challenge Course, practice rappelling on the Lindseth Climbing Wall, and participate in games on ground level, guided by instructors from Cornell Outdoor Education—who will also give tips on safety and technique. Additional fee: $140 (Limited enrollment—register now!)
ClassStatus
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 1: July 5-11, 2015
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 3: July 19-25, 2015
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 4: July 26-August 1, 2015
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Sailing
Get hands-on practice tying knots, setting sail, and navigating through water, mentored by instructors from Cornell's Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Indoor rainy-day demonstrations and outdoor fun on the lake don't require any previous experience, but you must know how to swim. Additional fee: $130 (Limited enrollment—register now!)
ClassStatus
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 1: July 5-11, 2015
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 3: July 19-25, 2015
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 4: July 26-August 1, 2015
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Techno-Wizards
Learn how to transform time, energy, and matter into practical applications with robots, rovers, computers, transformers, and other devices. In this hands-on program you'll build, launch, and demonstrate rockets and remote-controlled robotic objects and participate in team problem-solving challenges. Additional fee: $30
ClassStatus
Big Reds: Techno-Wizards
Week 1: July 5-11, 2015
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Big Reds: Techno-Wizards
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
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Big Reds: Techno-Wizards
Week 3: July 19-25, 2015
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Big Reds: Techno-Wizards
Week 4: July 26-August 1, 2015
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Puppets, Masks, and Paper Arts
Create pop-up models, cards, sculptures, masks, puppets, planes, paper mache jewelry, and fanciful origami—all out of found and scrounged goods and paper products, paints, paste, and wood. Perfect for anyone who enjoys creating interesting art objects, this course offers craft workshops every morning as well as time out for physically active games.
ClassStatus
Big Reds: Puppets, Masks, and Paper Arts
Week 1: July 5-11, 2015
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Big Reds: Puppets, Masks, and Paper Arts
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
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Big Reds: Puppets, Masks, and Paper Arts
Week 3: July 19-25, 2015
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Big Reds: Puppets, Masks, and Paper Arts
Week 4: July 26-August 1, 2015
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Youth program fees

The weekly residential 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.

ProgramResidential
rate
Reduced
rate*
Commuter
rate**
Big Reds$985$885$460

*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 commuter rate for Li'l Bears, Tykes, Explorers, Big Reds, and Junior Cornellians includes the full program (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), lunches, and snacks. The Commuter Teen rate includes the full program (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), lunches, snacks, and dinners.