Field Camp

Field Camp

The University of Akron's Geology Field Camp will be offered this summer in South Dakota & Wyoming. The six-week camp is broken into two 3-credit parts. For Summer 2012, ONLY Field Camp I will be offered. Field Camp II will be offered again during Summer 2013. We will accept up to 20 outside applications until all the positions are filled.

Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts.

Field Camp 1

May 26-June 17 (3370:453/553)

Field Camp II

not offered Summer 2012 (3370:454/554)


Geology Field Camp 1 is intended for students finishing their Sophomore, or Junior years: Geology Field Camp 2 can be taken by students finishing their Junior or Senior years. These courses place an emphasis on the collection, recording and interpretation of field data. We recognize that this will be the first major field course for many students and we aim to make all participants proficient and confident field geologists.


University vans will leave Akron on Saturday, May 26 and return Sunday June 17th (Field Camp I only). Students can be picked up and dropped off along the route. All exercises will be conducted from university vehicles. Students can drive their own vehicles to and from camp locations.

Locations & Housing

GFC1 is located in the Black Hills, SD, (South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City) and the Bighorn Basin, WY (Northwest College, Powell). (For 2011) GFC2 is also located in Powell and at Rawlins south of the Seminoe Mountains, south-central WY. All graded exercises will be completed at these locations. We will spend approximately 6 days on field trips during GFC 1 & 2.


Geology Field Camp courses are taught by faculty and graduate students of the Department of Geology, University of Akron. Student: Instructor ratios are ~ 6:1.