Deposits & deadlines

A $100 per camper, per class, nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charge.

To secure your place in the program, you must submit your full payment by May 1, 2020. If you register between May 1 and June 1, you must submit your full payment at the same time you register. You may lose your place if you do not meet this payment deadline.

Because most of our programs fill before the deadline, we encourage you to register and submit your full program fee as early as possible.

Program charges

Note: Some courses have additional fees as listed in their descriptions.

Age groupResidential rateDay camp rate
Tykes $1,200 $490
Explorers $1,200 $490
Big Reds $1,200 $490
Junior Cornellians $1,200 $490
CAU Teens (Friday departure) $1,795 $905
CAU Teens (Saturday departure)* $1,895 NA

*For teens accompanied by an adult who is registered in a CAU course and staying on campus. See family vacations.

What's included?

The price (per child, per week) includes the following:

Day camp

Children 4–12

  • The academic program, five lunches, and all morning and afternoon activities.

Teens 13–15

  • The academic program, five lunches, five dinners, and all morning, afternoon, and evening activities.

Residential camp

Children and teens accompanied by an adult

  • The academic program, housing, 17 meals, and all morning, afternoon, and evening activities.
    Note: Children 4–12 may enroll as residential campers only if they are accompanied by an adult who is registered in a CAU course and staying on campus. See family vacations.

Teens 13–15 attending as solo, unaccompanied campers

  • The academic program, housing, 15 meals, and all morning, afternoon, and evening activities.

Extended-care costs

Prices are per child.

Children 4–12 in day camp

The following options apply only to day campers (extended care is included in the residential camp cost for children 4–12):

Extended care optionPrice
Before-camp care
(Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.)
$45 per week
After-camp care
(Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.)
$45 per week
Both before- and after-camp care $80 per week
Daily drop-ins, early/late $10 per instance
Evening care
(Monday through Friday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., dinner included)
$30 per night

Teens 13–15 in residence, solo

Extended care for solo, unaccompanied residential teens enrolled in consecutive weeks:

Extended care optionPrice
Friday 5:30 p.m. through Saturday 10:00 a.m.
(Includes supervision, overnight stay in dorm Friday night, Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast.)
$100
Saturday 10:00 a.m. through Sunday 2:00 p.m.
(Includes supervision, overnight stay in dorm Saturday night, activities and off-campus excursion on Saturday, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.)
$150
Friday 5:30 p.m. through Sunday 2:00 p.m.
(Includes supervision; overnight stay in dorm Friday and Saturday night; activities and off-campus excursion on Saturday; Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch.)
$250