Our field camp lies at 4,500 feet above sea level in the scenic valley of Cliff, New Mexico, located between Safford, Arizona, and Silver City, New Mexico. Students and staff camp around a small building with laboratory and meeting space. Students provide their own individual tents and camping equipment. Camp amenities include one-person outdoor solar shower enclosures, one-person portable toilets in camp and at our work site, and project meals prepared by a professional cook using locally purchased ingredients.
Although much of our time is spent on field, lab, and experimental archaeology work, we also take field trips on our days off. Expenses for field trips are covered by the field school fee, including lodging and occasional restaurant meals. We also provide transportation during the field school, including field trips and transportation between Tucson and Cliff at the beginning and end of the program.
During our orientation in Tucson, field school students reside in University of Arizona campus housing (also covered by the field school fee).