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.


The MJCC is operated by Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp Inc. and will teach campers a variety of outdoor skills, such as:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Shooting
  • Sports
  • Boating
  • 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 will lead discussions of wildlife, fisheries, and forest management. In the evening, campers will participate in demonstrations for outdoor recreation topics.

The dates for this years camp are August 6-18, 2017, and the cost is $850.

You can learn more about the program on the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp website.

Camp sponsorships

Local sportsmen's clubs and other civic organizations reserve slots for campers and may offer a sponsorship to the camp. You should contact local clubs to learn if they are offering sponsorships. Often prospective campers must simply write a letter that explains why they want to attend camp and what they want to learn. The Conservation Camp also offers scholarships.


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