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 our 2020 summer programs. You can read more about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Information about how to apply for GeoGirls 2021 will be available in November.

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 2021 will be available in November 2020


Cost: Free! thanks to grants and donors

GeoGirls participants are selected by application. 

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN: To be announced in November 2020
  • APPLICATIONS DUE:To be announced in November 2020
  • SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED: To be announced in November 2020

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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!