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