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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, kid-friendly meals and 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 (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 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, practice rappelling on the Lindseth Climbing Wall, and participate in games on ground level, guided by instructors from Cornell Outdoor Education—who will also give tips on safety and technique. Additional fee: $140 (Limited enrollment—register now!)
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Outdoor Adventures
Week 1: July 3-9, 2016
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Outdoor Adventures
Week 2: July 10-16, 2016
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Outdoor Adventures
Week 3: July 17-23, 2016
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Outdoor Adventures
Week 4: July 24-30, 2016
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Sailing
Get hands-on practice tying knots, setting sail, and navigating through water, 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 (Limited enrollment—register now!)
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Sailing
Week 1: July 3-9, 2016
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Sailing
Week 2: July 10-16, 2016
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Sailing
Week 3: July 17-23, 2016
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Big Reds and Junior Cornellians Sailing
Week 4: July 24-30, 2016
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Cartoons and Drawing
Doodlers and artists alike will have fun creating contemporary posters, political and provocative cartoons, and imaginatively sketching famous landmarks. You’ll learn techniques for caricature and fantasy, play with color and landscapes, and leave at week’s end with your own CAU portfolio.
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Junior Cornellians Cartoons and Drawing
Week 1: July 3-9, 2016
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Junior Cornellians Cartoons and Drawing
Week 2: July 10-16, 2016
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Junior Cornellians Cartoons and Drawing
Week 3: July 17-23, 2016
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Junior Cornellians Cartoons and Drawing
Week 4: July 24-30, 2016
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Science Sampler
Learn about scientific research and projects here at Cornell, from bugs and mole rats to nanofabrication and synchrotrons, and actively discover problem-solving applications in the fields of biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. You’ll participate in hands-on investigative activities and meet enthusiastic students in labs and field sites on and off campus who will demonstrate and share advances in theory and applied science.
ClassStatus
Junior Cornellians Science Sampler
Week 1: July 3-9, 2016
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Junior Cornellians Science Sampler
Week 2: July 10-16, 2016
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Junior Cornellians Science Sampler
Week 3: July 17-23, 2016
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Junior Cornellians Science Sampler
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**
Junior Cornellians$1,010$910$465

*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.