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Lehigh University Field Camp
Northern Rockies, Bighorn Basin, Yellowstone

Our 40th year

Welcome and thanks for your interest in Lehigh Field Camp.
We are currently planning the 2016 camp and the web pages are being updated. Please check back in early October, 2015 for a final schedule and registration information.  In the meantime, you can direct all inquires to Field Camp Director Claudio Berti.

Information and working schedule (subject to change).

            Schedule:       4.5 weeks, 01 June to 02 July, 2016, organizational meeting, 31 May 2016

            Credits:           6

            Venue:            Combination of camping, travel, and fixed facilities

            Cost:               ~$4,500

            Registration:   Registration will open in early October, 2016.

            FAQ:                click here for more information

            Pre-requisites: Earth Materials, Sed-Strat, Structural Geology,  or equivalents, typically
                                    Junior or Senior standing

            More Info:        Please browse the site for more info of the Lehigh Field Camp experience

Please return to this webpage frequently for updates

last updated Thursday, 20 August, 2015

Lehigh Field Camp acknowledges Chevron for making this camp possible through their generous support of the field camp director.

Lehigh Field Camp (EES 341) is a selective program that offers motivated Earth Scientists an opportunity at intensive field training and discovery in the incredible natural laboratory of the Rocky Mountains. The curriculum is designed to meet the field camp requirements of most undergraduate Geological Science B.S. degrees; however, the curriculum also provides elements of Environmental Sciences, including hydrology, terrestrial ecology, and sustainability.


Lehigh Field Camp teaches aspiring Geoscientists and Environmental Scientists the following things:

  • It is a big country (world), Earth Systems are complex, interrelated, and have pretty profound impacts on people and societies.

  • Generally useful geologic and environmental taxonomy and vocabulary.

  • Scale and how to estimate it.

  • How to make good and interpretable observations.

  • The Geosciences are central to addressing energy, water, climate, food, and sustainability issues.

  • An important and productive part of science and life is learning to work with other people.

Lehigh Field Camp teaches aspiring Geoscientists and Environmental Scientists the following skills:

  • Sedimentology, stratigraphy, section measuring, basics of sequence stratigraphy.

  • Quaternary Geology and glacial geology.

  • Geomorphology, landforms, soils.

  • Surface processes, process sedimentology.

  • Structural geology and use of field structural data.

  • Map patterns and kinematics of folded, thrust-faulted, and normal-faulted rocks.
  • Metamorphic and igneous petrology; volcanic rocks, crystalline rocks.

  • Geology of North America and Tectonics of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Basic and advanced mapping skills; mapping with ArcPad GIS.

  • Computer-based field data collection and reduction.

Lehigh Field Camp promotes learning based on discovery.  Our travel in the northern Rockies includes visits to several National Parks and is a unique part of our learning experience.  The student discovers their country, matures into a Geologist / Environmental Scientist, lays the foundation for professional employment or graduate school, and makes lasting friendships.

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