At The Farm

Located in Pocantico Hills, NY, Stone Barns is a laboratory for learning and catalyzing a culture of informed, healthy eating.

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Teaching & Learning

By educating people about food and farming, we're encouraging the food citizens of tomorrow to make healthier life choices for themselves and the planet.

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About Us

We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem.

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The Stone Barns Summer Institute

For High School Students

Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Do you enjoy working through complex ideas and learning through experience? Are you passionate about food and cooking, and interested in advocating for a healthier food system?

If so, join us at the Stone Barns Center Summer Institute for a two-week, delicious and mind-opening exploration of food and farming.

Summer 2018 dates:

Session I: Weekdays, June 25-July 6 (no session July 4); $1,357 Members / $1,510 Non-Members
Transportation for Session I provided from Ossining High School and Sleepy Hollow High School

Session II: Weekdays, July 9-July 20; $1,508 Members / $1,675 Non-Members
Transportation for Session II provided from Port Chester High School

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During this summer program for high school students, we will use the fertile ground of Stone Barns Center to explore food culture, food and the environment, and the good food movement. Learn about sustainable agriculture from Stone Barns Center farmers and farm apprentices.

The Summer Institute is more than your typical summer camp experience. Sample topics include:
• Experience farm-fresh flavors while cooking a Mindful Meal with produce straight from the fields
• Examine the integral connections between farm health and human health
• Explore sustainable farming practices like beekeeping, grazing, mushroom inoculation, seed saving and management of the food waste stream


Stone Barns Center is committed to making our Summer Institute available to all interested students, regardless of ability to pay. Full scholarships are available for students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch. Transportation will be provided from local high schools (see details above). Additional financial aid may be available; please contact

Scholarship registration

Thank you to all our generous Stone Barns Summer Institute Scholarship Fund donors and supporters!

Members at the Seedling level and above also receive a 10% discount on Summer Institute registration. To learn more about membership and to become a member, click here.

Cancellation policy

Registration fees will be refunded, minus a 10% fee for administrative costs, for cancellations prior to June 1. There is no refund for cancellations on or after June 1.