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.

See family vacations

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