GeoGirls is a 5-day, 4-night geology and technology camp for girls (cis and transgender) at Mount St. Helens. During camp we will explore the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, the hazards volcanic eruptions pose to the human population, and the technology used by scientists to monitor volcanoes. Our entire program takes place within the area affected by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. 

GeoGirls is a collaborative effort between the Mount St. Helens Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey – Cascades Volcano Observatory with partners from various scientific universities, agencies, and private companies. Throughout the week we will spend time with many different research teams hiking, exploring, collecting data, and team building. This is a unique experience, unlike any other summer camp! 

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  • 15  girls graduating from 7th and 8th grade
  • 3 girls graduating from 10th-12th grade
  • 3 female middle school or high school science teachers



In 2022, the GeoGirls program ran from Sunday, August 7 - Thursday August 11, 2022. Dates for 2023 GeoGirls will be posted in February of 2023.


Cost: Free! thanks to grants and donors

GeoGirls participants are selected by application. 

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN: February 2023
  • APPLICATIONS DUE: April 2023

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Click on the links below to apply to be a middle school GeoGirl, a High School Mentor, a Teacher Mentor, or a volunteer scientist!