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Bartell Field Camp

Bartell Field Camp

General Information

The OU Bartell Field Camp, dedicated in 2011, is home to both the geology and geophysics field courses. The Bartell Field Camp is located on the northeastern edge of the Wet Mountains and overlooks the Cañon City Embayment, a structural reentrant in the Colorado Front Range. Snow‐covered Pikes Peak is visible to the north and the Great Plains to the east. The area is an ideal geological field laboratory – the Phanerozoic section and faults associated with the mountain front are beautifully exposed and available for study. Combined with the near‐perfect weather and closeness to a variety of outdoor activities and metropolitan Denver, it’s no wonder OU students have been coming here since 1950!

The OU Bartell Field Camp is located in the southern foothills of Cañon City, Colorado (5 miles from the heart of Cañon City), and about one hour from Colorado Springs and its major airport. Transportation to camp from Norman is provided, although most students prefer to drive their personal cars. Transportation to camp from the Colorado Springs airport will be provided for students preferring to fly.

The camp consists of a beautiful rustic log dining hall/kitchen/office, study hall, six 4‐student and four 6‐student cabins, two bathhouses, as well as faculty/staff cabins.

The camp is available for use by other university departments and universities. If you are interested in renting the camp, please contact the Camp Director at (405) 325-3253 or