Nestled in the mountains just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and tucked between the Hoback River and Bridger Teton National Forest, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Rocky Mountain Field Station has provided an unparalleled learning experience each summer, since 1929. Camp Davis hosts courses in Introductory Geology, Geological Mapping, Ecosystem Science and the History and Literature of the West. Located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and nearby Grand Teton National Park, our location provides a wealth of instructional opportunities.
This ideal outdoor classroom offers some of the most scenic and interesting geology, ecology and history in North America. Mountain uplifts and deep erosion have exposed a variety of Earth structures and rocks of diverse age and origin. The dramatic landscape provides a wide variety of soils, plants and alpine ecosystems and the mountain weather and hydrology make for interesting research and discussion. The Camp location in western Wyoming also makes it an idea home base for excursions throughout the western United States.
Students from the University of Michigan as well as other colleges and universities are invited to attend. Students have the opportunity to earn natural science or humanities credits in a tight-knit and friendly academic environment. Student to instructor ratios are typically 8:1. Hiking, camping and exploring are part of your course work. Recreational possibilities are nearly endless, and our remote location provides for a truly inspiring summer.