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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Junior Cornellians (11-12)

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 Junior Cornellians busy and active all day, while they make great new friends.

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


Morning Courses for Junior Cornellians

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, rock climbing at the Lindseth Center, 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
How Things Work: An Engineering Sampler
Whether you’re interested in designing roads and bridges, fabricating electrical systems or machines, developing chemical products, or working with computers, this course will give you the fundamentals that underlie many fields of engineering. You’ll learn about experiments taking place in labs across campus and meet students whose research and enthusiasm make Cornell a world-class environment for study and project design.
ClassStatus
Junior Cornellians: How Things Work: An Engineering Sampler
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Register
Junior Cornellians: How Things Work: An Engineering Sampler
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Register
Junior Cornellians: How Things Work: An Engineering Sampler
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Register
Junior Cornellians: How Things Work: An Engineering Sampler
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
Register
Write, Now!
From hip hop to sonnets, poetry to shout-out prose, journaling to fiction, you’ll have fun experimenting with language, and you’ll develop confidence, practice new techniques, and find power in self-expression through writing. Excerpts from contemporary literature will be shared and discussed, and theater games, music, and inspirational settings on campus will serve as triggers for lively writing projects.
ClassStatus
Junior Cornellians: Write, Now!
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Register
Junior Cornellians: Write, Now!
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Register
Junior Cornellians: Write, Now!
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Register
Junior Cornellians: Write, Now!
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
Register

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**
Junior Cornellians$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.