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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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 meals and kid-friendly 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. They reside adjacent to parents in housing on North Campus 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 as well as technical tree climbing, canoeing on Beebe Lake, geocaching, and a Tyrolean traverse across Beebe Lake Gorge. Instructors from Cornell Outdoor Education will guide these fun activities and give tips on safety and technique. Additional fee: $150.
ClassStatus
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Full
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Full
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Full
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
Full
Sailing
Get hands-on practice tying knots, setting sail, and navigating on Cayuga Lake, 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.
ClassStatus
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Register
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Register
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Register
Big Reds and Junior Cornellians: Sailing
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
Register
Art's All Around Us
Create sculptures, books, masks, and other three-dimensional art using traditional supplies and materials found in nature. Enjoy hands-on workshops at the Johnson Museum of Art, working in clay, creating collages, and touring three different galleries to learn how natural materials have been used in art through the centuries.
ClassStatus
Big Reds: Art's All Around Us
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Register
Big Reds: Art's All Around Us
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Register
Big Reds: Art's All Around Us
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Register
Big Reds: Art's All Around Us
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
Register
Rockets and Robots
Spend a week building and launching rockets and learning how they work! Using principles of applied robotics, you’ll help program your team’s robot and instruct it to run through a variety of obstacles. You’ll enjoy demonstrations and discussion about thermodynamics and the history of rocketry and learn about the amazing ways in which robots help humans solve problems. Additional fee: $40.
ClassStatus
Big Reds: Rockets and Robots
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Register
Big Reds: Rockets and Robots
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Register
Big Reds: Rockets and Robots
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Register
Big Reds: Rockets and Robots
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
Full

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$1,100$1,000$470

*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.