Take a CAU class from anywhere!

Check out online courses for youth and teens, including winter programs in engineering, cosmology, and math and free videos on subjects from veterinary science and mythology to sustainable agriculture and more.

Also, read about CAU youth programs and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Why attend a Cornell youth program?

Cornell CAU offers four one-week sessions for youth (ages 4–15) between July 5 and August 1, 2020. See program dates.

These Ivy League academic programs give children and teens a wonderful taste of life at Cornell while enjoying the fun and friendships of a traditional summer camp.

Supervised by caring, well-trained counselors, your child will enjoy

This nationally acclaimed summer educational experience, designed to nuture your child or teen's self-confidence, independence, and love of learning, features the highest staff-to-youth ratio in day camping.

Program options

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In addition, the youth programs are presented alongside Cornell CAU's on-campus summer courses for adults, so the whole family can enjoy an education vacation.

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Explore programs by age group


Program Ages
Tykes 4-5
Explorers 6-7
Big Reds 8-10
Junior Cornellians 10-12
CAU Teens 13-15
Older Teens High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors