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Little Bears (3-4)

A day in the Little Bears 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 Little Bears 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 Little Bears attend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Program

Animal Tales
Through stories, crafts, discussion, and play, Little Bears will learn about creatures large and small, from lions and giraffes to rabbits and frogs. With supplementary trips to local parks and places of interest on campus, our youngest campers will enjoy a safe and happy environment all day long under the caring supervision of trained staff. (Note: Little Bears must be potty trained.)
ClassStatus
Bears: Animal Tales
Week 1: July 8-14, 2018
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Bears: Animal Tales
Week 2: July 15-21, 2018
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Bears: Animal Tales
Week 3: July 22-28, 2018
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Bears: Animal Tales
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
Little Bears$860$760$360

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

Sample day for Little Bears (3-4) and Tykes (5-6)

  • 7:15-8:30 a.m.: Before-camp activities: Crafts, games, free play with breakfast snacks available
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m.: Welcome activity: Upon arrival, campers join an activity
  • 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Academic activities based on age group
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch provided in the Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery
  • 1:00-2:30 p.m.: Visit to Ithaca's Sciencenter for hands-on discovery
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Outdoor water play
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m.: Snacks and games
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m.: After-camp activities

Questions? Contact us.