Junior Conservation Camp


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About The Camp


The MJCC provides a unique experience of conservation, shooting sports, and outdoor recreation education. The camp’s program introduces young people to the ethical responsibilities of hunting and fishing in order to foster careful stewardship of our natural resources.”


A Commitment to Conservation, an Appreciation for Recreation...

The camp was founded in 1949 as a cooperative project between the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Game and a citizens group.  Since 1983, it has been administered by the Massachusetts Sportsmen's Junior Conservation Camp, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt corporation solely responsible for the conduct and operation of the camp.

The Board of Directors includes President Stephen Johnson, Secretary Ellie Horwitz, Treasurer Wayne MacCallum, Assistant Treasurer Michelle Siudut, Directors Jon Green, Emily Johnson, Marion Larson, Gerry Lemire, Jack Buckley and Kevin McGovern.

Corporation members are Dana Booth, Ken Brown, Ashley Cloudman, Brent England, and Payton Hines.

Current Camp Sponsors Include

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
Massachusetts Environmental Law Enforcement

Gun Owners' Action League


MJCC Enrollment Information

Camp Dates: August 6, 2017  – August 18, 2017

Boys and girls aged 13 to 17 years old who enjoy outdoor activities and want to learn more about the environment are eligible to attend. Enthusiastic outdoorsmen and women today, they will become tomorrow's leaders in safeguarding our outdoor heritage.


Who Attends the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp?

The Massachusetts Sportsmen’s Junior Conservation Camp program is open to boys and girls aged 13 to 17. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers may be sponsored by an organization, or may apply on their own. We reserve the right to limit the number of campers of a particular sex in order to create balanced separate sleeping accommodations. If a camper is attending with another camper they know, they may be able to bunk together. Please write the camper who they would like to bunk with in the margins of the enrollment form.

Campers need to be prepared to function in an environment which, like school, requires good behavior, teamwork and attentiveness. Much of the Camp is spent in an educational environment and students are expected to be attentive, courteous and non-disruptive.

A large portion of the instruction is "hands-on," and students will all participate in instruction that includes firearms of several types, bows, arrows, fishing and camping equipment and wildlife interaction. Students are expected to understand the seriousness of handling such equipment and interacting with wildlife.

The happiest campers are those who are interested in the outdoors and in wildlife management programs before attending the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp. Youths who are sent to us without these considerations in mind may not adapt well to being away from home and may cause discipline problems. Teenagers who are sent because a relative is an avid outdoorsman will dislike the Camp curriculum unless they personally have an interest in the outdoors. These youths will often end up being sent home. If you are unsure of your child’s interest in the camp, we suggest you let him or her browse the pictures of our camp program.

The vast majority of our campers, however, enjoy the Camp program and would recommend it to their friends. 

Clubs or groups can click here to find forms that allow them to reserve a spot.  We advise that you select an alternate camper in the event that the first choice student cannot attend.

If you would like your child to attend the Camp, but need financial assistance, please complete an application and send it in as soon as possible. The parent should attach to it a note that explains briefly why assistance is needed. We will do our best to match your child up with groups that have reserved a spot, but do not have a camper.


Enrollment Fee Schedule

The Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp fills up quickly.  The total tuition is $850 for the full two weeks during the 2017 session.  Tuition covers lodging expenses, as well as food and activities.  Some optional activities may have additional costs associated, but most will be included with the standard tuition.  Campers will be sent information about the optional programs in early summer.

In order to reserve a place in the 2017 session, campers will need to complete an application and submit it along with a $425 deposit.  Full tuition must by paid by May 1, 2017.  After that date, any students on the waiting list may be selected to replace those who have not paid the full tuition price.

All checks should be made out to the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp (MJCC) and mailed with an application to PO Box 306, Northboro, MA 01532.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by May 1, 2017 in order to receive a full refund.

Applicants who have provided tuition or a deposit, but were put on the waiting list will receive a refund in the event space does not become available.

All other refunds will only be granted when a camper must leave camp early in the event of sudden camper or family illness.  These refunds will be issued on a pro-rated basis.

In the event of a medical emergency  which prevents the camper from attending, a refund (less the deposit) will be granted.  Any camper who cannot attend camp should notify the camp and sponsors (if any) immediately.

You Can Make A Difference!

Please consider making a donation to our program. Your check or money order should be made out to MJCC and send to the address below. ALL DONATIONS are fully tax deductible as we are a non-profit tax exempt corporation under the IRS code 501 (c) 3. We will send you a tax letter for your donation!

Contact Information

If you have questions, you may write to: Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp, PO Box 306, Northboro, MA 01532.

You may also call us at 508-450-5120 or email 


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