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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 Sampler
Explorers will delve into five fascinating branches of science. In biology, they’ll investigate the inner workings of the human body; in life sciences, they’ll study the delicate balance of the earth’s ecosystems; in physics, they’ll experiment with Newton’s Laws of Motion; in chemistry, they’ll mix up concoctions that become candy and ice cream; and in astronomy, they’ll learn about the constellations.
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Explorers: Science Sampler
Week 1: July 8-14, 2018
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Explorers: Science Sampler
Week 2: July 15-21, 2018
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Explorers: Science Sampler
Week 3: July 22-28, 2018
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Explorers: Science Sampler
Week 4: July 29-August 4, 2018
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Youth program fees

The program fee for residential campers (per youngster, per week) covers the course, 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. The Youth Program participants reside adjacent to parents on North Campus or with parents at the Hilton Homewood Suites.

Age groupFull
rate
Reduced
rate*
Commuter
rate
Explorers$1,075$975$475

*Reduced rates apply to the second and all additional children (after the first, oldest child) accompanying a registered adult in residence on campus.