The annual geological sciences summer field camp is based at Lost River Field Station, which was built in the shadow of the 12,662-foot high Mount Borah, Idaho's tallest peak. The Big Lost River flows through the field station property. During this intensive and demanding physical and intellectual program, participants study geology in the spectacular mountain country of central Idaho. This field course is primary recruiting vehicle for the ISU geosciences graduate program.
This camp attracts top undergraduate students from geology programs across the United States, including from Idaho universities and is a capstone experience for ISU Bachelor of Science geosciences majors.
The program is recognized and accepted by top Universities across the USA, including Brown, Virginia Tech, Mount Holyoke, Pomona College, Oberlin, Middlebury, Whitman College.
The field station has complete computing technology and wireless access.
The field camp's academic program is built around the complex geology of central Idaho, which provides access to sedimentary, volcanic, metamorphic, and plutonic geology within 20 miles of Lost River Field Station.
Geology students in regular geosciences classes also take trips afield to Idaho's wild country.