Childcare: We will help to make it possible for summer scholars with family commitments to participate in the institute. There are many options for childcare in Ithaca, including the Downtown Ithaca Children's Center (http://www.dicc.org) and the Ithaca Community Childcare Center (http://www.icthree.org).
There are also many great summer camps in the area for older children. A guide to local camps can be found here: http://www.ithacafamilyfun.info/camps.
Activities: Ithaca is full of fun activities in the summer, including gorge hikes, berry picking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, biking, wine tasting, antique shopping, and visiting farms. Information on activities in the Ithaca area can be found here: