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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 healthy 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 (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 Tykes attend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Program

Science Sense
Inquiring minds will keep busy with experiments and projects, observing, collecting, and even analyzing data from nearby outdoors. While learning about earth, space, fossils, rocks, rockets, caves, igloos, and orchards, Tykes also will get out and play, make crafts, and explore Ithaca's kid-friendly museums, gardens, and learning centers.
ClassStatus
Tykes: Science Sense
Week 1: July 5-11, 2015
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Tykes: Science Sense
Week 2: July 12-18, 2015
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Tykes: Science Sense
Week 3: July 19-25, 2015
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Tykes: Science Sense
Week 4: July 26-August 1, 2015
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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**
Tykes$910$810$440

*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.