Enjoy an education vacation for the whole family

Our weeklong summer courses for adults run alongside our youth program, so while the kids are at camp, you can enjoy courses taught by Cornell faculty in subjects from art, science, and world affairs to cooking, birding, and sailing.

Many classes include field trips and visits with guest speakers. Students from all backgrounds and abilities, whether singles, couples, families, or groups of friends, are welcome to participate in any of our courses.

Activities for kids are also offered from dinner until bedtime, leaving you free to take part in evening adult programs or enjoy games and events with your family.

Learn more about CAU's on-campus summer courses for adults and discover why travel guru Arthur Frommer described our programs as "exhilarating" and "eye-opening."

Program status

ClassStatus
Explorers: Astronomy: Journey to Far Away Places - Week 1Cancelled.
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Cryptography - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 1Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 1Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 1Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 1Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 1Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 1Cancelled.
Rainforest Exploration - Week 1Cancelled.
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Sailing - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 1Cancelled.
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 1Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Inventors' Workshop - Week 1Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 1Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 1Cancelled.
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 1Cancelled.
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 1Cancelled.
Explorers: It Comes from Planet Earth - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Cryptography - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 2Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 2Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 2Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 2Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Sailing - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 2Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Inventor's Workshop - Week 2Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 2Cancelled.
Tykes: Around the World in Five Days - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 2Cancelled.
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 2Cancelled.
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 3Cancelled.
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 3Cancelled.
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 3Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 3Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 3Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Inventor's Workshop - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 3Cancelled.
Tykes: Rainforest Exploration - Week 3Cancelled.
Explorers: Astronomy: Journey to Far Away Places Explorers - Week 3Cancelled.
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 3Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 3Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Sailing - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 3Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: College Prep: Study Skills & PSAT Techniques - Week 3Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 3Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Cryptography - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 3Cancelled.
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 3Cancelled.
Big Reds: Outdoor Adventures - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Traditional CAU - Week 4Cancelled.
Big Reds: Cirque de CAU - Week 4Cancelled.
Big Reds: Robotics - Week 4Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sailing - Week 4Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Creative Drama: Act Out! - Week 4Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Inventor's Workshop - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Veterinary Science: Field, Farm & Clinic - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Bioengineering - Week 4Cancelled.
Explorers: It Comes from Planet Earth - Week 4Cancelled.
Big Reds: Myths & Legends - Week 4Cancelled.
Big Reds: Sustainable Agriculture: Farm to Market - Week 4Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Digital Photography: From Camera to Composition - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Sailing - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: College Prep: Study Skills & PSAT Techniques - Week 4Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Oceanography: A Wave of Learning - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Working with Clay - Week 4Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Outdoor Adventures - Week 4Cancelled.
Junior Cornellians: Sailing - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Broadcast Journalism & Production - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Coding in Java - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Cryptography - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Polymers, Polymers, Polymers, Oh My! - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth - Week 4Cancelled.
Teens: Outdoor Adventures - Week 4Cancelled.
Tykes: Around the World in Five Days - Week 4Cancelled.