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 2024 Timeline

August 15, 2023


The MCompass site is open and accepting applications for Camp Davis courses for summer 2024! 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 being accepted now. Admittance decisions for these two courses will be sent no later than January 8, 2024, after which admittance will continue on a rolling basis if space remains available. Earth majors who need to enroll in Earth 440 or Earth 450 in summer 2024 to fulfill their degree requirements are encouraged to apply no later than December 20, 2023 for guaranteed placement next summer.

August 15, 2023
December 20, 2023


Earth juniors and seniors who need to complete the field requirement for the major should apply by December 20, 2023 to guarantee placement in Earth 440 or Earth 450 for the summer of 2024.  After December 20, all applicants (majors, non-majors and guest students) will be admitted on a rolling basis until the courses are full.

December 20, 2023

News & 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 late March.
  • 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 education expenses. Read more about the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program here.
  • 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.