We are excited to invite you all back to Cornell for 4-H Career Explorations, which will be held this year June 28 to 30.
Many things have changed since we last gathered together. Construction projects and changes to Cornell's campus mean that we will be staying in different dorms this summer and eating in the brand new Morrison Dining hall. To balance our hopes to have a meaningful in-person experience and also provide a safe environment, we will be following Cornell's COVID-19 event guidance. We have also decided to only offer single room accommodations for youth and adults in the dorms, which means we will have a smaller total number of participants this year. These changes come with increased costs to run the event (dorm expenses alone increased more than 40% this year). That leads us to the hard decision of needing to also increase our registration fee.
This year's Career Explorations registration fee will be $350 per person (youth or adult). We will provide some needs-based event registration scholarships for youth. We also hope that Associations will be able to use Clover Campaign funds to support youth participation.
No matter how the logistics change, our purpose remains the same. We aim to have a fun, hands-on opportunity for youth to experience college life and explore new future possibilities. We will continue to work closely with our campus partners, statewide planning team, and you all to create that experience. Please share any questions and feedback you have with Alexa. Thank you!