Field Camp

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Details below are our current Summer 2022 Field camp plans.  We will adjust these as necessary to adhere to University and State COVID-19 regulations – please check back for new information, or plan to complete an application to be notified as updates occur.  We successfully held our usual camp last summer, and have every confidence that we will manage this again for 2022!

Read about our COVID-adapted 2020 field camp here.Field camp will consist of three sections for Summer 2022.  To attend all three sections, there are course prerequisites of Field Methods, Mineralogy, Petrology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, and Structural Geology or an equivalent level of expertise and instructor permission.  Prerequisites for individual sections depend upon the section you plan to attend.

All sections are graded for majors; P/NP optional for all other students. There is a $900 course fee per section, above and beyond usual UO tuition and fees. External students will need to pay an additional non-refundable $100 "earnest money" fee to hold their space in the camp.  Partial scholarships are available for all UO students. The field camp application will open in late January 2022, and the link will be posted below. 

ERTH 406/606 Section 1: Physical Volcanology, Central Oregon. June 21 - July 5, 2022

Newberry Volcanic Monument


Two weeks of camping and in-the-field instruction, based out of the Newberry Caldera, Oregon. Characterize and model the deposits of the explosive phase of the 640 C.E. Big Obsidian Flow eruption of Newberry Volcano. Includes Crater Lake field trip. 4 quarter-system credits.

ERTH 406/606 Section 2: Classic Mapping, Southwest Montana.  July 6 - July 22, 2022

Iceberg Lake


Two-week field section based out of the University of Montana dorms in Dillon, Montana.  Rocky Mountain geology including Paleozoic-Mesozoic stratigraphy and mapping of the complex structures of the Servier Fold-Thrust Belt. Includes Glacier National Park field trip. 4 quarter-system credits.  4 quarter-system credits.

ERTH 406/606 Section 3: Coastal Studies, Southern Oregon Coast, *date change* now August 21 - September 4, 2022

students in field

Two weeks of coastal studies based out of Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay.  Course includes Eocene stratigraphy, structural geology, Pleistocene raised marine terraces, and modern estuary environments and sediments.  Students will conduct mentored research projects.  4 quarter-system credits.

To apply: 

To complete the application, you should have a copy of your transcript(s) handy and know the date of your last tetanus immunization or booster.  Non-UO students will also need to provide the name of the geoscience professor who they will ask to write their letter of recommendation and upload a document (.pdf or .jpg) outlining their prerequisite coursework or equivalents.

The Summer 2022 course application is available hereThere is no application fee, and if you have all your materials at hand, it should only take about 10 minutes to complete.  While the application deadline was Monday March 7th, there are still some spots available, and applications are still being acceptedApplications from external (non-UO students) will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be course fees above and beyond the University fees.  These fees are currently estimated at $900 per section.  External students will need to pay an additional non-refundable $100 "earnest money" fee for each section to hold their space in the camp.

See links below for more information (some information may apply to a normal year’s field course).

Field camp student expenses
Field study scholarship opportunities
Equipment List for 2022
UO Field Camp FAQ
Camp Safety and Anti-Harassment policies