Like many organizations and businesses, we've had to adapt quickly and make tough decisions. After extensive deliberations, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel many of our 2020 and 2021 summer programs. You can read more about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

We are offering day programs for families called Private Family Adventures but not overnight summer camps for youth in the summer of 2021. For more information and to keep up to date with our programs, consider joining our mailing list.

Please revisit this page for updates on the GeoGirls program. We will post updates about the program as soon as we are able.

GeoGirls is a 5-day, 4-night camp geology and technology camp for girls (cis and trans gender) at Mount St. Helens. During camp we will explore the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, the hazards volcanic eruptions pose to 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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  • 25 girls graduating from 7th and 8th grade from Washington and Oregon
  • 5 girls graduating from 10th-12th grade from Washington and Oregon
  • 4 female middle school or high school science teachers from Washington and Oregon



Information about GeoGirls 2022 will be posted here. We do not currently have a GeoGirls program scheduled for 2021. We look forward to continuing the program when we are able to safely run overnight programs.


Cost: Free! thanks to grants and donors

GeoGirls participants are selected by application. 


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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!


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