Sierra Nevada Field Campus Weekend

Center for Global Engagement students are welcome to enjoy a weekend communing with nature and appreciating the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada region. The Sierra Nevada Field Campus (SNFC) is a place where you can experience the diversity of the wild, and learn about the natural and cultural history of the region.

July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Experience scheduled activities such as: hiking, swimming in a lake, stargazing and astronomy lesson, enjoying a campfire with s'mores and more. New to camping? SNFC has a dining hall with a chef for all your meals, and bathrooms with hot showers.

Tent on a platform at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus

What's Included

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Organized activities
  • Cost of admission to excursion sites
  • All meals

Note: There will be extremely limited phone and internet service at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus.

Trio of students with arms around each other at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus

What to Bring

  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Pillow
  • Backpack
  • Sun protection
  • Comfortable shoes for hiking
  • Warm layers (jacket, hat)
  • Water bottle


  • Extra blanket*
  • Flashlight / lantern*
  • Swimsuit
  • Insect repellent

*Can be rented from the campus Outdoor Resource Center.

Student takes a photo of a butterfly with his phone

SNFC Outdoor Experience Weekend

Students in the American Language Institute, San Francisco Discover and Summer in San Francisco programs can also enroll in the optional SNFC Outdoor Experience Weekend. Learn about nature, astronomy, and the history of the mountain range while honing outdoor skills. The program will be based out of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus with excursions throughout the region.


    Cabins at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus

    Sierra Nevada Field Campus Weekend

    Dates: July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Registration Deadline: June 8, 2024
    Fee: $430

    Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!

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