The Stone Barns Summer Institute

for High School Students


The 2017 Summer Institute is now over. Check back soon for information on registration for 2018!

Click here to see the Summer Institute 2017 brochure.

If you have questions about how to register, please contact us at 914 366 6200 x111 or Members at the Seedling level and above also receive a 10% discount on Summer Institute registration. To learn more about membership and become a member,
 click here.

Are you a rising 11th or 12th grader, or a mature and motivated rising 10th grader? Do you enjoy the discussion of ideas and the opportunity to learn through experience? Are you passionate about food and cooking, and interested in advocating for a healthier food system?

If so, join us at Stone Barns Center this summer for a two-week, intensive, delicious and mind-opening exploration of food and farming!

At the Summer Institute, we will use the fertile ground of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to explore food culture, food and the environment and the exciting potential of the food movement. Learn about sustainable agriculture while working alongside Stone Barns farmers and farm apprentices. Experience farm-fresh flavors while cooking a Mindful Meal with produce straight from the fields. Explore the integral connections between farm health and human health.

You will leave the Summer Institute with new skills and knowledge, understanding why food matters – to you, your community and the world.


Stone Barns Center will offer scholarships to the Summer Institute through our community partner organizations.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this form.

If you would like more information, please email or call 914 366 6200 x111.

Thank you to all our generous Stone Barns Summer Institute Scholarship Fund donors and supporters! If you would like to make a contribution to our scholarship fund, click here.

For questions about the program, registration or scholarships call us at 914 366 6200 x111 or email