University of Michigan Rocky Mountain Field Station

Nestled in the mountains just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and tucked between the Hoback River and Bridger Teton National Forest, the Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station has provided an unparalleled experiential learning opportunity for University of Michigan students since 1929. Camp Davis hosts courses in geology, environmental sciences, ecology, and the humanities.

This ideal outdoor classroom offers some of the most scenic and varied geology, ecology and history in North America with a location within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and at the intersection of the Yellowstone hotspot, Rocky Mountains, and Basin and Range. Elevate your summer by taking a course at Camp Davis!


Camp Davis Facts

Courses each summer
Student: faculty ratio
Typical class size
Amazing days in Wyoming!

Camp Davis Summer 2023 Timeline

  • November 15 2022

    Apply now for Camp Davis Courses!

    Apply now for Camp Davis Courses!

    November 15, 2022
    Apply now for Camp Davis Courses!
    The MCompass site is open and accepting applications for Camp Davis courses for summer 2023! Applications for Earth 116, Earth 202 and Earth 344 are being accepted now and applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until the courses fill.  Applications for Earth 440 and Earth 450 are also..Read More
  • December 20 2022

    Earth Major Guarantee Deadline!

    Earth Major Guarantee Deadline!

    December 20, 2022
    Earth Major Guarantee Deadline!
    Earth juniors and seniors who need to complete the field requirement for the major should apply by December 20, 2022 to guarantee placement in Earth 440 or Earth 450 for the summer of 2023.  After December 20, all applicants (majors, non-majors and guest students) will be admitted on a rolling..Read More
  • February 15 2023

    Financial Aid Application Deadline!

    Financial Aid Application Deadline!

    February 15, 2023
    Financial Aid Application Deadline!
    Applications to Camp Davis received before February 15, 2023 will be eligible for consideration for financial aid.  Applicants must be both US citizens or permanent residents and University of Michigan students in good standing to be considered. Consideration for financial aid is not automatic, and requires the submission of a..Read More
  • March 27 2023

    Camp Davis Course Registration Begins

    Camp Davis Course Registration Begins

    March 27, 2023
    Accepted UM students will receive permission to register for Camp Davis courses via email. Students can register via Wolverine Access during their normal registration period. Guest students and incoming freshman will be registered by the UM Office of the Registrar.
  • April 30 2023

    Course Cancellation Deadline

    Course Cancellation Deadline

    April 30, 2023
    Accepted students have until April 30th to cancel. Student cancellations after this date will be assessed the full Camp Davis program fee.

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News and Events

GSA Field Camp Scholarships

J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarships from the Geological Society of America will provide up to $2000 to undergraduates to attend the field camp of their choice. Awards will be based on diversity, economic/financial need, and merit. Application deadline is […]

AAPG Scholarship For Field Camp

The AAPG Foundation’s L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program will begin accepting applications on 1 January. This international program provides undergraduate students and student chapters, associations or clubs the opportunity to apply for grants of US $500 to cover geoscience […]

Camp Davis History

A short article on the history of Camp Davis was published recently in the Michigan Alumnus magazine. The article was written by Jeff Burtka (’97), who attended the 90th alumni event and celebration at Camp Davis this past summer.

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