can I register ?
opens on or about 15 November of each year.
will I know if I will be accepted ?
If you meet
minimum requirements and pre-requisites, we will make offers on 15
are minimum requirements and pre-requisites ?
Senior standing, a course in Earth Materials, Sed-Strat, and Structural
Geology, or equivalents.
does the $4500 fee cover?
covers everything (Tuition, Fees, Lodging, Travel, and Food) except
your personal spending habits, once you join the camp. Travel
to the camp meeting point, be it Lehigh or elsewhere, is not
there opportunities for Scholarships ?
Instructions on how to apply for scholarships both external and
internal to Lehigh will be provided with the application when it goes
live in November.
Do I need top of the line camping and hiking
No. Basic, well made equipment can be
found at good prices by several catalogue 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.
at a minimum, what will I need for camp and what does this cost?
comfort varies from person to person. You will need a strong,
wind-and rain resistant 2-person tent (~$150), ~1 week worth of
clothing, that can be layered against the cold and removed when it is
hot, good hiking boots (~$100), good rain gear (~$100), a sturdy
day-pack (~$100), 2-litre Nalgene or similar water bottles (~$25), a
wide-brimmed hat ( ?? $), a head lamp (~$25), a set of colored pencils
(~$10), a set of finetiped drafting ink-pens (~$25), and an Estwing
rock hammer (~$25).
anticipate a few meals, when we are traveling, that you will need to
purchase. We will also have a few town nights for some
R&R, and you will also have some free time to tour and explore
Yellowstone National Park. Our past experience indicates that you will
need ~$150 of spending cash to cover these expenses. You can
probably get by on less, and many students spend more, but that again
is the result of personal spending habits, not need.
What are your facilities like?
This is a traveling and camping field
camp. We do not stay in fixed structures. 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.
Will I have to hike a lot at this camp?
Yes. If you cannot hike or
do not like to hike, this may not be the camp for you. Some days we
will cover many hundreds of feet vertical and several kilometers hiking.
I am older, or I have an old injury that will
limit my ability to hike. Is Lehigh's camp for me?
THAT DEPENDS ON YOU. We hike
slow and steady and do what we can to accommodate your
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.
I receive any cool gear from Lehigh ?
yes ! You will receive a mapping pack consisting of a
mapboard, a hand lens, a field notebook, an acid
bottle, and a grain size chart. You will also receive a Brunton compass
to use for the duration of the camp.