Frequently Asked Questions
are your facilities like?
is a traveling and camping field camp. We do not stay in fixed
However, we stay in base camps with ample running
water, wood for fires,
bathrooms, and very soft, comfortable ground. We
also have a sturdy big
tent that we use as a classroom and shelter.
Q: Will I
have to hike a lot at this camp?
If you cannot hike or do not like to hike, this may not be the camp for
Some days we will cover up to 1500' vertical and
several kilometers hiking.
Q: I am
older, or I have an old injury that will limit my ability to hike.
Is Lehigh's camp for me?
DEPENDS ON YOU. We hike slow and steady and do what we can to accommodate
condition. If you are willing or able to cover the expected
ground at a slow, steady pace,
Lehigh Field Camp can still be for you. If you cannot
hike and make elevation every day,
you really should be looking for other field camp
Q: I have dietary restrictions or I am a vegetarian,
can your kitchen meet my dietary needs ?
A: We typically are able to meet most dietary
restrictions including lactose intolerance, mild
food allergies, and diabetic diets. We cannot
manage severe food allergies, such as a
severe intolerance to peanuts and peanuts as peanut
butter represent an important source
of carbohydrates and protein for vegetarians. We
can accommodate vegetarian diets and
in fact we frequently prepare vegetarian meals for the
entire camp. We cannot accommodate
vegan diets, nor can we accommodate strict dietary or
food-preparation restrictions such as
those presented by Kosher diets.
will my out of pocket expenses be?
depends on your spending habits. We have found that $150-$200 will
have seen students spend much more. Your total out of
pocket expenses depend
much on your spending habits.
Q: Do I
need top of the line camping and hiking equipment?
Basic, well made equipment can be found at good prices by several
vendors...expensive trendy equipment from fancy showroom
stores is not necessary.
However, we have learned that high-profile, large tents do
not do as well as lower-
profile tents in windy conditions. Refer to the
suggested equipment lists provided
for more information,
Q: Must I
travel back to Lehigh when camp is completed, or can I fly home?
You can fly home from Idaho Falls airport on Sunday, 01 July, 2012.
book a flight NOT SOONER than 11:00 AM.
When will my participation in camp be confirmed?
will review your application and transcript in the order it is received
up to the
application deadline of 01 February, 2012. We will
contact you by email not later than
10 February with an acceptance or rejection. We will
know soon thereafter that the
camp is full and pass along more information at that
time. If camp is cancelled by
us for any reason, we will refund you
your money, including deposit.
Please note the refund policy on the field camp home page.
Q: If I am
missing one of the required or suggested prerequisite courses, can I
handle course deficiencies on a case by case basis. Typically we
require a written
petition to get the ball rolling on how you can work to
remove a deficiency. Please note
the prerequisites list on the syllabus or field camp
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