Summer Field Camp

Earth science majors must take a six-week summer field camp in the western United States. The camp experience brings together the various solid earth courses and helps students make the transition from classroom scholar to field-based geologist. Through the camp, students gain an appreciation of the problems professional scientists encounter.

Students generally find it easier to comprehend the subject matter of subsequent courses as a result of the summer field camp, which they are encouraged to attend between the junior and senior years.


Links to camps listed on the Geology Field School Directory

http://geology.com/field-camp.shtml


Example Field Camps

School

Weeks

Where

Notes

Arizona State Univ.
5
Central Arizona
 
Black Hills Field Station
4-5
N.Dakota
 
Boston Univ.
6
Appalachians
 
Bowling Green St. Un.
5
New Mexico
 
Calif. State Univ., Hayward
5
White Mtns. Area
 
Colorado School of Mines
6
Moab, Utah
Geological Engineering.
Florida State Univ.
5.5
N. New Mexico
 
Idaho State Univ.
5
central Idaho
 
Indiana Univ.
6
Montana
Regular and Environmental
James Madison U./ VA
5
 
 
Kent State Univ. - OH
4
S.Dakota
 
Lehigh Univ., Penn.
6
WY & Idaho
 
Mesa State College
6
West. CO +East. UT
 
Miami Univ.
4
Rocky Mtns.
 
Montana State Univ.
5
Wyoming
 
Ohio Univ.
3
nearby
 
Oklahoma State Univ.
6
Rocky Mtns.
 
Oregon State Univ.
6
Mitchell, OR
 
Penn State Univ.
6
Salt Lake area
 
S.Dakota Sch. of Mines
5
Black Hills
 
SE Missouri State
3-6
 
 
Southern ILL Univ., Carbondale
6
Montana & Wyoming
 
S. Oregon Univ.
4
N. California
 
Southern Utah Univ.
5
Cedar City area
 
State Univ. of NY, Albany
3 +
East. NY & Vermont
 
State Univ. of NY, Buffalo
4
NM, Utah & WY
 
Texas Tech. Univ.
5
Arizona
 
U. of Akron, Ohio
5
Black Hills +
 
U. of Alabama
5
N. New Mexico
 
U. of Arkansas
6
Dillon, MT
Hydrogeology
U. of Connecticut
4
Storr's
Geophysics / Engineering
U. of Kentucky
6
Elk Mtns., CO
 
U. of Maine
3
Maine
 
U. of Michigan
6
Jackson, WY
 
U. of Minnesota
3
Montana
 
U. Missouri-Rolla
4.5
Cedar City, UT
 
U. of Montana
3-6
 
 
U. of New Mexico
6
Huerfano Park (CO)
 
U. of Oregon
6
Clarno Basin, OR
 
U. of Tennessee
4
W.Virginia
Parts I and II
U. of Wisconsin
4
NW Canada
 
U. of Wyoming
5
Laramie area
 
W. Michigan Univ.
6
Michigan
 
Western Washington Univ.
6
 
 
Wild Rockies Field Inst. - Missoula
var.dates
Missoula
Ecology +
Wright State Univ.
5
Smoky Mtns.