Campers pitching a tent

The Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp (MJCC) is designed to introduce teen girls and boys (13-17-years old) to outdoor recreation skills, (including fishing, hunting, shooting sports, boating, and camping) to develop and foster their interest in natural resource conservation and stewardship, and to promote the ethical responsibility in their pursuit of outdoor activities.  Operated by Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp, Inc. with assistance from  the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Bureaus of Forestry and Fire Control.

Camp Program -- A blend of outdoor skills and natural resource learning opportunities are offered as the core of the program. Outdoor skills offerings include state-approved courses in Hunter Education and Boating Safety, fishing, and shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, archery). Conservation topics taught by state agency natural resource professionals include wildlife, fisheries and forest management.  Campers will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of outdoor and conservation-related activities. Evening programs feature a range of environmental and outdoor recreation topics and demonstrations. 

Be sure to visit the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp website to get more details on the camp program, facilities and Frequently Asked Questions to find out if this camp is a good fit for the teen girl or boy you have in mind!

Camp Dates:  August 6 -18, 2017

Camp Fee:  $850.00 -all fees included. Reservations will be not accepted until January 1, 2017

Camp Sponsorships Available:   Many local sportsmen’s clubs and some other civic organizations reserve slots for campers and offer a sponsorship to camp—in most cases, your teen does not need to be a member to apply! Contact the local clubs or other organizations in your area in January to learn how to apply for a camp sponsorship. Often clubs asks prospective campers to write a letter explaining why they would like to attend camp and what they hope to learn and experience.  The Conservation Camp also offers camper scholarships.  See the Camp website for more details.