Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for Cornell CAU Youth Programs, campers must meet the requirements below and complete all registration materials (see registration).

Age requirements

Program Age at time of camp
Tykes* 4–5
Explorers 6–7
Big Reds 8–10
Junior Cornellians 10–12
CAU Teens 13–15

*All Tykes must be toilet-trained.

Immunization requirement

New York State has experienced a measles outbreak in several counties. New regulations require that your camper have up-to-date immunizations. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy.

Language proficiency

  • Children 4–12
    To ensure the safety of all of our participants, campers 4-12 must be able to communicate effectively in English with counselors and others. Families with questions about this language requirement should contact us in advance of registration; we are happy to address any concerns.
  • Teens 13–15
    Teens must be proficient in conversational English to register for the program. Documentation of English proficiency must be provided when registering. Contact our office if you have questions.