- Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Media Contact for Junior Conservation Camp teaches outdoor skills to Massachusetts teens
Marion Larson, MassWildlife
Teens who like the outdoors will love Conservation Camp. They will have fun and make friends while learning about forests, wildlife, fish, plants, archery, shooting sports, boating, and other outdoor skills. Registration for the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp (MJCC) has opened and will continue through May 1. The MJCC is a 2-week session taking place at the Moses Scout Reservation in Russell from August 2-14, 2020. The camp is a great opportunity for 120 young people ages 13-17 with an interest in nature and the outdoors to try new skills, enhance current skills, and learn about natural resource conservation and responsible use of the environment. Natural resource professionals from environmental agencies provide hands-on experiences and demonstrations on wildlife, fisheries, forest fire control and forest management. Experienced and enthusiastic outdoors men and women offer outdoor skills learning such as fishing, camping, wild foods from field to table, archery and firearms training. Certifications in Hunter Education and Boating Safety are also part of the curriculum. In the evening, campers participate in demonstrations of outdoor skills and nature-based topics. Tuition is $1000 but the majority of campers are eligible to receive full scholarships from sporting clubs and conservation organizations across the state. Click here for more information on groups with camp scholarships.