Note: Registration is now closed for Summer 2022.

Why vacation with CAU this summer?

During CAU’s inspiring weeklong summer programs, held on the gorgeous Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, you can make the most of the area’s natural beauty while immersing yourself in a course taught by Cornell faculty.

Summer 2022

We're excited to welcome you back to campus this July!

Enjoy two weeks of classes from July 10-23, including weeklong seminars, hands-on experiential courses, and outdoor adventures. Join us for one or both weeks!

New this year:

  • Stay in the beautiful, suite-style Toni Morrison Hall, a new residence hall on North Campus with its own dining hall
  • Enjoy Cornell University's campus as we open to summer guests for the first time since summer 2019
  • Bring a teenager 13 years or older to class with you this summer. The following courses are open to adults and teens: Fly Fishing Around the Finger Lakes, and Outdoor Adventures.
  • Introduce children ages 4 to 14 to Cornell's CUBS Camp, which offers fun summer programming from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Note: CUBS Camp is not affiliated with CAU. CAU does not offer youth supervision.)
  • Bring a friend! Your partner doesn't want to take a class? No problem, they can register as a "houseguest" and enjoy the days exploring and having adventures on their own while you are at class.
  • Fly fishing classes—how cool is that?

Seminars and lecture courses include

Week 1: July 10-16

Week 2: July 17-23

Outdoor education opportunities include

Week 1: July 10-16

Week 2: July 17-23

Top 5 reasons to take a CAU course this summer

  • Delve into a fascinating topic for a week or two with Cornell faculty
  • Relax on Cornell's peaceful campus at the height of summer’s beauty
  • Delight in the companionship and camaraderie of friendly people of all ages.
  • Explore the area’s spectacular waterfalls, forests, gorges, and wine country among the Finger Lakes.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to savor CAU by yourself or bring a spouse or friend.