Summer Sustainability: Food Systems

The University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute and Office of Admission and Financial Aid offers rising high school juniors and seniors an intensive study of sustainable food systems at a college level. Students will earn one credit hour which may be transferred to any college or university. The program will be offered June 25-June 30, 2017.

Summer Sustainability: Food Systems will focus on food sustainability, availability, scarcity and justice issues with collaboration of UD faculty, students and community partners to provide a hands-on learning experience including topic discussions, reflection and group-based learning:

  • Work with faculty and students from disciplines within the health and social sciences including dietetics and sociology.
  • Develop skills in preparing nutritious meals that promote environmental sustainability.
  • Learn how foods in your area are connected to your social and physical health.
  • See what access to food in an urban community is like. 
You’ll experience a wide range of educational activities, including:

  • Work with other peers to develop strategies to address food insecurity using local resources.
  • Connect local food to your health, as well as environmental and community health.
  • Work in a local, urban garden. 
  • Explore conventional and alternative farms. 
  • Trips to local markets and grocery stores.
  • Prepare a farm-to-table meal.  


Application & Program Cost

  • Rising high school juniors and seniors.
  • Rising first-year college students. 
  • Identified as a student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher.
  • Applying for camp is easy and is completed through our online application form
  • Registration deadline is March 30, 2017.
  • Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on how to send in your official high school transcript. 
  • After your official high school transcript is received, your application will be reviewed.  If accepted, students will be notified via email with further instructions, post-acceptance paperwork and payment directions.
  • Space is limited and students are accepted on a rolling basis, so it is possible that the camp could reach capacity prior to the application deadline. 
  • We reserve the right to cancel the program due to low enrollment at any point.
  • Cost is $700 (covers instruction, course credit, class materials, meals, housing and excursion fees).
  • Further instructions for payment will be communicated to each student upon acceptance into the program.

For program or application related inquiries, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, 800-UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433) or

Contact Us

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Albert Emanuel Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602