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Survey of Geoscience Field Camps

Geoscience field camps throughout the United States

Below is a comprehensive list of geoscience field camps operated by colleges and universities throughout the United States. The USGS updates this list annually, so that you may find links to the most recent website available for each field camp. In instances where an institution does not provide a dedicated geology field camp website, you will be directed to the institution's geology department homepage or the department's course list. The field camps listed on this page carry at least 6 credit-hours. The NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program accepts nominations from directors of these field camps.


Field Camp| Institution Location|Field Camp Location| Accepts Students from Other Institutions

Adams State University| Colorado| Colorado| Yes

Albion College| Michigan| Wyoming|Yes

Appalachian State University| North Carolina|Italy| No

Arizona State University| Arizona| Arizona

Auburn University| Alabama| Alabama, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico |Yes

Ball State University| Indiana| Indiana| Yes 

Baylor University| Texas| Texas | Yes

Boise State University| Italy | Yes

Black Hills Field Camp/South Dakota School of Mines and Technology| South Dakota | South Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona, Death Valley, Western California, Utah, Hawaii, Turkey, Spain, Ecuador, France, Nepal, Iceland, New Zealand, Morocco | Yes

Bowling Green State University| Ohio| New Mexico, Colorado | Yes

Brigham Young University| Utah| Utah| No

Brigham Young University, Idaho| Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Montana | No

California State University, Fullerton| California | Montana

California State University, Long Beach| California| Nevada | No

California State University, Sacramento| California| California | Yes

Central Washington University| Washington| Oregon | No

Clemson (Hydrogeology Field Camp)| South Carolina| South Carolina| Yes

Colgate University| New York| Western U.S. (varies) | No

Colorado Mesa University| Colorado| Utah | Yes

Colorado School of Mines - Geology Camp only | Colorado | Utah, Colorado, New Mexico | No

Colorado State University| Colorado | New Mexico, Colorado | yes

Concord University| West Virginia| Colorado, Utah | Yes

Cornell College| Iowa | New Zealand | Yes

Dartmouth| New Hampshire| Western U.S. (varies) | No

Eastern Illinois University| Illinois | South Dakota

Eastern Washington University| Washington| Montana | Yes

Florida Atlantic University| Florida | Southwestern U.S.

Florida State University| Florida | New Mexico

Fort Hayes University| Kansas| Utah, Colorado, Kansas| No

Fort Lewis College| Colorado| Utah, New Mexico | Yes

George Mason University| Virginia | Italy: Apennine Mountains, Vesuvius, & Rome| Yes

George Mason University| Virginia | Italy: Dolomites| Yes

Georgia State University| Georgia | Montana

Humboldt State University| California| Nevada, California | Yes

Idaho State University| Idaho| Idaho | Yes

Illinois State University| Illinois| Wyoming, South Dakota | Yes

Indiana University| Indiana| Montana | Yes

Iowa State University of Science and Technology| Iowa| Wyoming | Yes

James Madison University| Virginia | Ireland | Yes

Kent State University| Ohio| South Dakota | Yes

Lehigh University| Pennsylvania | Various

Louisiana State University| Louisiana| Colorado | Yes

Miami University, Oxford| Ohio| Idaho, Wyoming, Montana | Yes

Michigan Technological University| Michigan| Michigan | Yes

Mississippi State University| Mississippi | New Mexico, Colorado | Yes

Missouri State University| Missouri| Yes

Missouri University of Science and Technology| Missouri| Utah, New Mexico| Yes

Montana State University| Montana| Montana |Yes

Montana Tech (of the University of Montana)| Montana| Montana | Yes

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology| New Mexico| New Mexico| Yes

North Carolina State| North Carolina | New Mexico

North Carolina System/East Carolina University| North Carolina| New Mexico, Colorado | Yes

Northern Arizona University| Arizona| Arizona, Utah| No

Northern Illinois University| Illinois | Wyoming, South Dakota| Yes

Northland College | Wisconsin | Wisconsin | Yes

Ohio State University| Ohio| Utah| Yes

Ohio University| Ohio| Montana, Western National Parks

Oklahoma State University| Oklahoma| Colorado| Yes

Oregon State University| Oregon| Oregon

Pennsylvania State University| Pennsylvania| Utah, Montana, Idaho| Yes

Salem State College| Massachusetts| Montana, Massachusetts 

San Diego State University| California| California 

San Jose State University| California| Nevada| Yes

Santa Barbara City College| California| California | Yes

Southern Illinois University| Illinois| Montana, Wyoming| Yes

Southern Utah University| Utah| Utah| Yes

Stephen F. Austin State University| Texas| New Mexico, Arizona| Yes

Sul Ross State University| Texas| Texas| Yes

SUNY at Buffalo| New York| Colorado, Utah, Wyoming| Yes

SUNY at Oswego| New York| Pennsylvania, New York

SUNY at Cortland| New York| New York| Yes

Texas A&M University| Texas| Texas| No

University of Akron| Ohio| Wyoming| Yes

University of Alabama| Alabama| New Mexico| Yes

University of Alaska Anchorage| Alaska| Alaska 

University of Alaska Fairbanks| Alaska| Alaska| Yes

University of Arizona| Arizona| Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California| Yes

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville| Arkansas| Montana| Yes

University of California, Davis| California| California

University of California, Riverside| California| California

University of California, Santa Cruz| California| California| No

University of Florida| Florida| New Mexico| Yes

University of Georgia| Georgia| Colorado

University of Houston| Texas| Montana, Yellowstone| Yes

University of Idaho and Washington State| Idaho| Nevada, Utah

University of Kansas| Kansas| Colorado, Utah| Yes

University of Kentucky| Kentucky| Colorado| Yes

University of Louisiana| Louisiana| Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho | Yes

University of Memphis| Tennessee| South Dakota| Yes

University of Michigan| Michigan| Wyoming| Yes

University of Minnesota, Duluth| Minnesota| Minnesota | Yes

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities| Minnesota| Montana | Yes

University of Missouri, Columbia| Missouri| Wyoming | Yes

University of Missouri, Kansas City| Missouri| Kansas, South Dakota | Yes

University of Montana| Montana| Montana | Yes

University of Nebraska, Lincoln| Nebraska | Wyoming

University of Nevada, Las Vegas| Nevada| Nevada, Utah| Yes

University of Nevada, Reno| Nevada| Nevada | Yes

University of New Mexico| New Mexico| New Mexico, Colorado | Yes

University of North Carolina Wilmington/George Mason University| North Carolina| Virginia, New Mexico | Yes

University of Oklahoma| Oklahoma| Colorado | Yes

University of Oregon| Oregon | Oregon, Montana 

University of Puerto Rico | Mayagüez, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico | Yes

University of South Alabama| Alabama | Texas, New Mexico

University of South Carolina| South Carolina | Colorado

University of South Florida| Florida | Florida/Idaho | Yes

University of Texas, Arlington| Texas| New Mexico | Yes

University of Texas, Austin| Texas| traveling, western U.S. | No

University of Texas, Dallas| Texas| New Mexico, Colorado | Yes

University of Texas, El Paso| Texas| various | No

University of Utah| Utah| Utah | No

University of Washington| Washington| Montana | No

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire| Wisconsin | New Mexico, Montana

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh| Wisconsin| Utah | Yes

University of Wyoming, Laramie| Wyoming| Utah, Colorado, Wyoming | Yes

Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp| Michigan State Univ., Illinois Univ., Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of Wisconsin| Yes

West Virginia University| West Virginia| South Dakota, Wyoming | No

Western Colorado University| Colorado| Colorado | Yes

Western Illinois University| Illinois| South Dakota | Yes

Western Michigan University (Hydrogeology Field Camp)| Michigan| Michigan | Yes

Western Washington University| Washington| Idaho, Montana | No

Wheaton College| Illinois| South Dakota | Yes

Wichita State University| Kansas| Colorado | Yes

Wright State University| Ohio | Ohio, Pennsylvania 


International Field Camps| Field Camp Location| Accepts Students from Other Institutions

SIT Study Abroad| Nepal| Yes

Frontiers Abroad| New Zealand| Yes

Wilkes University| Canada| Yes

University of St Andrews| Scotland| Yes

University of Puerto Rico | Mayagüez, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico | Yes


For questions regarding the NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program or this list of geoscience field camps, contact us here.