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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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 kid-friendly 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. They reside adjacent to parents in housing on North Campus 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

Science Sense
Explorers will learn basic principles of chemistry, physics, astronomy, and biology while they discover how things grow, combine, combust, arc, and spark to shape the world around us. The emphasis will be on observing, asking questions, solving problems, and documenting. Afternoons of swimming, field trips, games, cartoons, and crafts will fill each day with more learning and fun.
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Explorers: Science Sense
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
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Explorers: Science Sense
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
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Explorers: Science Sense
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
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Explorers: Science Sense
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
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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$1,060$960$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.