Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Field Camps




Get a jump on your summer 2019 field camp plans! The University of Minnesota's Department of Earth Sciences will soon be accepting applications for field courses offered in Summer 2019.


We offer three field camps: Introductory Field Geology Camp (ESCI 3911, offered in June or August 2019), Advanced Field Geology Camp (ESCI 4911, July 2019), and Hydrogeology (ESCI 4971W/5971, July 2019). Each camp is 4 credits. Contact Annia Fayon for more information or check this site in August 2018.

Introductory Field Geology Camp near Dillon, MT

Section 001 - June 2019

Section 002 - August 2019

Departs from Tate Hall, Minneapolis, MN (exact dates forthcoming)

Birch Creek Center in June, 2014                         Field mapping, August 2015

Advanced Field Geology Camp, various locations in Nevada and Montana

Section 001 - July 2019

Departs from Tate Hall, Minneapolis, MN (exact dates forthcoming)










Right: Lamoille Canyon, Ruby Mountains metamorphic core complex, NV;
Left: Measuring fabrics, Bitterroot metamorphic core complex, MT;






Hydrogeology Field Camp, located in Akeley, MN and Deep Portage Conservation Reserve (exact dates forthcoming)

Lake Randolph, MN


If you have any questions regarding the summer field programs at UMN, please contact Annia Fayon. Students from outside the University of Minnesota may apply for the Geology Field Camps by completing the application. The Hydrogeology link contains more information and contacts for that camp.