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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.

Options

  • 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

Aeronautics: Fun with Flight
How do planes fly? Explorers will study the science of flight through air flow, propulsion, stability, and control. They’ll discover the secrets of a busy airport and design, build, and demonstrate models of flying machines. Afternoons of swimming, field trips, games, cartoons, and crafts will fill each day with more learning and fun.
ClassStatus
Explorers Aeronautics: Fun With Flight
Week 1: July 3-9, 2016
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Explorers Aeronautics: Fun With Flight
Week 2: July 10-16, 2016
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Explorers Aeronautics: Fun With Flight
Week 3: July 17-23, 2016
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Explorers Aeronautics: Fun With Flight
Week 4: July 24-30, 2016
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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$1,000$900$455

*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.