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Field Camp (GEOL 454)

A summer field geology course conducted in the mountain ranges and basins of Montana and Wyoming.

We are accepting applications for 2017 field camp.  

Visiting students:  If you have applied, but not paid the deposit, you will be added to the course waitlist.

Start & End Dates for Summer 2017: June 18 to July 30, 2017.
Instruction officially begins at the YBRA camp on Monday, June 19, 8:00 a.m.
Instruction officially ends in Billings on Sunday, July 30, 8:00 p.m.
Please book your return flights for July 31, 2017.

Students have two transportation options:

 - Fly to Billings airport, Billings, MT and meet us before 06/18/2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Billings airport restaurant. Please make your air travel bookings in advance. Transportation to the field station in Red Lodge, MT will be organized in 8-passenger vans by SIU.
 - Meet us directly at the YBRA field station, in Red Lodge, MT (

Students who would like to get a ride from Carbondale to Red Lodge:

SIU does provide transportation to all students who meet us in Carbondale the day before departure.

We advise students to arrive in Carbondale no later than the Friday preceding departure at 10:00 p.m., spend the night in Carbondale and meet us in front of the Department of Geology (Parkinson Lab) at 1259 Lincoln Drive on the Saturday day of departure at 2:45 a.m. You may drop your bags in the Department if you arrive on Friday before 4:30 p.m.