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!

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Camp Davis Facts

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Courses each summer
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Student: faculty ratio
24
Typical class size
30
Amazing days in Wyoming!

Camp Davis Summer 2020 Timeline

  • November 11 2019

    New Camp Davis Website Launches!

    New Camp Davis Website Launches!

    November 11, 2019
    New Camp Davis Website Launches!
    Visit our new Camp Davis website! Information about courses offered in the summer of 2020 at the University of Michigan’s Rocky Mountain Field Station near Jackson, WY!
  • November 15 2019

    Apply now for Camp Davis Courses!

    Apply now for Camp Davis Courses!

    November 15, 2019
    Apply now for Camp Davis Courses!
    The MCompass site is open and accepting applications for Camp Davis courses for summer 2020! 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 2019

    Earth Major Guarantee Deadline!

    Earth Major Guarantee Deadline!

    December 20, 2019
    Earth Major Guarantee Deadline!
    Earth juniors and seniors who need to complete the field requirement for the major should apply by December 20, 2019 to guarantee placement in Earth 440 or Earth 450 for the summer of 2020.  After December 20, all applicants (majors, non-majors and guest students) will be admitted on a rolling..Read More
  • February 15 2020

    Financial Aid Application Deadline!

    Financial Aid Application Deadline!

    February 15, 2020
    Financial Aid Application Deadline!
    Applications to Camp Davis received before February 15, 2020 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

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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.

Now Accepting Applications!

The Camp Davis program application is now open and accepting new students from Nov 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020. Spots for summer 2020 are filling fast, APPLY NOW!

Attention: Earth Juniors & Seniors.

Earth juniors and seniors needing a Camp Davis field course to graduate should apply for Earth 440 or 450 between now and Dec 20th, 2019 to guarantee placement in summer 2020.  Apply before leaving for winter break!

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