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Tykes (5-6)

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


Program

Around-the-World Adventures
From Japan’s ninja warriors to Brazil’s Amazon explorers, Tykes will travel the world through imaginative play as they experience the mystery and magic of other lands. They’ll create their own secret hieroglyphic codes based on ancient Egyptian techniques and create an art project about flags from other countries. By the end of the week, their passports will be full of stamps from around the world.
ClassStatus
Tykes: World Adventures
Week 1: July 8-14, 2018
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Tykes: World Adventures
Week 2: July 15-21, 2018
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Tykes: World Adventures
Week 3: July 22-28, 2018
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Tykes: World Adventures
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
Tykes$1,005$905$465

*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.