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Explorers (7-8)

A day in the Explorers program includes easy-going educational activities, recreation, and visits to places of interest at Cornell and in Ithaca. Lunch and healthy snacks are provided.

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  • Resident Explorers 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 Explorers attend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Program

Building Bridges and Other Feats of Physics
Whether designing roads and bridges, incredible machines, or lifesaving adaptations, engineers put scientific knowledge to thousands of practical uses. Explorers will make lots of models, visit hands-on labs at Cornell to learn about exciting projects, and engineer creative solutions to practical problems. Afternoons of swimming, field trips, games, cartoons, and crafts will fill each day with more learning and fun.
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Explorers: Building Bridges and Other Feats of Physics
Week 1: July 5-11, 2015
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Explorers: Building Bridges and Other Feats of Physics
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
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Explorers: Building Bridges and Other Feats of Physics
Week 3: July 19-25, 2015
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Explorers: Building Bridges and Other Feats of Physics
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**
Explorers$975$875$450

*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.