Camp Davis

Camp David Rocky Mountain Field Station

Camp David Rocky Mountain Field Station

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On Cream Puff mountain collecting weather data

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Nestled in the mountains just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and tucked between the Hoback River and Bridger Teton National Forest, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Rocky Mountain Field Station has provided an unparalleled learning experience each summer, since 1929. Camp Davis hosts courses in Introductory Geology, Geological Mapping, Ecosystem Science and the History and Literature of the West. Located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and nearby Grand Teton National Park, our location provides a wealth of instructional opportunities.

This ideal outdoor classroom offers some of the most scenic and interesting geology, ecology and history in North America. Mountain uplifts and deep erosion have exposed a variety of Earth structures and rocks of diverse age and origin. The dramatic landscape provides a wide variety of soils, plants and alpine ecosystems and the mountain weather and hydrology make for interesting research and discussion. The Camp location in western Wyoming also makes it an idea home base for excursions throughout the western United States.

Students from the University of Michigan as well as other colleges and universities are invited to attend. Students have the opportunity to earn natural science or humanities credits in a tight-knit and friendly academic environment. Student to instructor ratios are typically 8:1. Hiking, camping and exploring are part of your course work. Recreational possibilities are nearly endless, and our remote location provides for a truly inspiring summer.

Feel free to contact us at 734.615.8600 or campdavis@umich.edu with any questions or concerns.

EARTH 116
Introductory Geology in the Rockies: Session 1 May 29 - June 28, 2014. Session 2 July 18 - Aug 17, 2014

EARTH 202
Environmental Science in the Rockies: June 16 - July 11, 2014

AMCULT 354/ENGLISH 312
History and Literature of the Rockies: June 27 - July 17, 2014

EARTH 450
Ecosystem Science in the Rockies: July 13 - Aug 12, 2014  Waitlisted

EARTH 344
Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences: June 27 - July 17, 2014

EARTH 440
Geology Field Methods: July 12 - Aug 11, 2014  Waitlisted

EARTH 441
Field Geology Project: Aug 10 - Aug 17, 2014

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Camp Davis Application 2014

Camp Davis Health History Form 2014

Camp Davis Info Guide 2014 (PDF)

Camp Davis Gear Guide 2014 (PDF)

Camp Rules, Regulations and Safety Procedures (PDF)

Course Requirement Fullfillment Table (PDF)

Camp Davis Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Freshman & Transfer Orientation
Entering freshmen and transfer students should click on the link above to contact the Office of New Student Programs about their orientation date. ONSP can help students arrange an orientation that does not conflict with their Camp Davis class.