Field Camp at the University of Akron

Geology Field Camp

The University of Akron's Geology Field Camp is typically offered each summer in South Dakota & Wyoming.

The six-week camp is broken into two 3-credit parts. Field Camp II is not offered every year, therefore, if interested, please contact Field Camp faculty.

TO APPLY: Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts.  SORRY!  FIELD CAMP IS FULL.  NO MORE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUMMER 2017.

Field Camp I

Late May until mid-June. The University of Akron course number is 3370:453/553.

Field Camp II

Mid-June until early July. The University of Akron course number is 3370:454/554.


Geology Field Camp I is intended for students finishing their Sophomore, or Junior years: Geology Field Camp II 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.

Locations & Housing

GFC I is located in the Black Hills, SD, (South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City) and the Bighorn Basin, WY (Northwest College, Powell). GFC II is typically 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 I & II.


Geology Field Camp courses are taught by faculty and graduate students of the Department of Geology, University of Akron. Student to instructor ratios are typically small ~ 6:1; but can vary from year to year.