Attention: Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp is still finalizing plans for summer 2021. 

  • We are actively monitoring the pandemic and – if safe – our intention is to run camp face-to-face in Utah, but may be forced to switch to online format for a second year if the situation degrades
  • We have space and are now accepting applications & have space for out-of-consortium/external students
  • Please contact Dr. Michael Stewart for information
  • Please visit the Enrollment & Fees page on this website for more information and to complete an Online Application Form and Online Field Camp Survey

The Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp is a six-week capstone course designed to prepare students for successful careers in the geosciences. We emphasize scientific methodology and traditional techniques that provide a strong foundation for the broad range of modern technologies used by today’s industry, academic, government and private workforces. Students learn to develop research strategies, collect field observations and measurements, compile detailed rock descriptions, measure stratigraphic sections, and construct geologic maps and cross sections.

Our field exercises are located in geologically ideal locations in the Wasatch and Uinta mountains of Utah, the San Rafael Swell of southeastern Utah, and the Carlin-type gold deposits of Nevada.

The Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp was established in 1967 by the University of Minnesota. The camp is operated by a consortium that currently includes the University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUniversity of Illinois, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Purdue University.