Junior Conservation Camp

The Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp (MJCC) is a two week program designed to teach teens between 13-17 years old various outdoor recreation skills.
Junior Conservation Camp

The MJCC is operated by Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp Inc. Campers learn a variety of outdoor skills, including:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting (Campers will become certified in Hunter Education)
  • Shooting sports
  • Boating (Campers will become certified in Small Boat Safety)
  • Camping

The camp also aims to educate campers about conservation of natural resources and responsible use of the environment. Natural resource professionals from state agencies provide hands-on experiences and demonstrations and lead discussions on wildlife, fisheries, and forest management. In the evening, campers participate in demonstrations of outdoor recreation topics.

For an inside look at camp life, check out this Massachusetts Wildlife magazine article.

Learn more about the program by visiting the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp website or call 508-450-5120.

Camp Dates: August 7-19, 2022,

Camp Tuition: $1,100 for the full two weeks. Tuition covers lodging expenses, food, and activities. Camp sponsorships are available for prospective campers.

Camp sponsorship

Local sportsmen's clubs and other civic organizations reserve slots for campers and sponsor interested teens by paying their full camp tuition. You should check the camp website for a list of groups that offer camp sponsorships (scroll halfway down the page for camper sponsors). Often prospective campers only need write a letter that explains why they want to attend camp and what they want to learn. MJCC also offers scholarships.