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2019 Summer Geology Field Camp

A six week course in Oregon and southwestern Montana

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Newberry Crater

The course consists of three ~2 week sections.  Choose one, two, or all three (Geology majors typically take all three).  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 selected.

4 quarter credits per part.  University tuition/fees will be posted here.  Each section will have additional course fees, listed under each section below.


Dates for 2019 and order of sections are below.  Titles link to detailed information for each section:

Volcanology and Geophysics: Central and NE Oregon June 19-July 3
A: Characterize explosive, intrusive, and effusive products
B: Apply modern geophysical techniques to map diverse units

Classic Mapping: SW Montana July 4-July 20
Rocky Mountain geology and Glacier National Park trip: Develop field techniques in world-class stratified rocks and mapping of complex structures

Structure and Paleontology:  North Central Oregon July 21-Aug 5
A: Stratigraphy and Paleontology of John Day Formation
B: Mapping of regional geology and active fault zones


Gigantic stromatalites in Glacier National Park

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 will write their letter of recommendation and upload a document (.pdf or .jpg) outlining their prerequisite coursework or equivalents.

Click here to access online application.

John Day formation

Deadline for applications has been extended to complete section enrollment.  We currently have space in all sections.  Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until sections are full. 

Here is the 2019 Equipment List of things you will need for this course.

Camp Safety and Anti-Harassment policies

Camp lecture with trailer whiteboard



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