The MJCC is operated by Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp Inc. and will teach campers a variety of outdoor skills, such as:
- Hunting (Campers will become certified in Hunter Education)
- Boating (Campers will become certified in Small Boat Safety)
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 provide hands-on experiences and demonstrations and 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 5–17, 2018, and the cost is $900 for the full two weeks. Tuition covers lodging expenses, food, and activities.
**Full scholarships are still available for 2018; please contact Michelle Siudut at MAJuniorCamp@gmail.com by June 15.**
You can learn more about the program on the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp website.
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.