Campers pitching a tent

Camp Description: This 2-week overnight summer camp located at Chesterfield Scout Reservation, Chesterfield, is for girls and boys 13 - 17 years of age. The camp offers a program of conservation education and instruction in outdoor recreation skills. It introduces youth to the ethical concepts and knowledge essential to a lifetime of properly enjoying our natural resources and the leisure activities that depend on their careful stewardship. Subjects include: forestry, soil conservation, wildlife management, archery, orienteering, basic camping and more. A state approved Basic Hunter Education Course and Boating Safety Course is also part of the program.

Program is operated by Mass. Junior Conservation Camp, Inc. with the assistance of state and local environmental agencies. Many conservation and sportsmen's groups sponsor area teens to camp. Consider calling on those groups to find out if camperships are available! Camp website and application on the web.

This year’s Conservation Camp is August 3-15, 2014

Cost: $650 per camper — all fees included. Many local sportsmen’s clubs are willing to sponsor a camper's fee to camp--your teen does not need to be a member to apply for a sponsorship. Contact the local club in your area to find out if they have filled their reserved slot.