Northampton County Junior Conservation School - Conservation Through Education

Conservation Through Education

In 1980, a dedicated group of sportsmen and community leaders decided it was time to develop a comprehensive environmental education program for the youth of Northampton County. This program has developed into one of the most successful county- based conservation school programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving the entire region of the state.

In the continuing effort to instill a positive attitude, leadership skills, and a conservation ethic among our youth, the Northampton County Junior Conservation School continues providing this unique experience every year. The conservation school is staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers composed of sportsmen, returning students, community leaders, state agencies, and organizations. This valuable educational experience is available for only one week of every year in the month of July.

Click Here to download the application brochure, or visit the Parents/Students/Sponsors link for more information including the 2019 Schedule. *The 2021 Schedule will be posted soon*

The school offers 35 boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 an opportunity to work with other youth and adults in a hands-on, practical, non-traditional learning experience. This is accomplished through lecture, personal observation, discussion, and problem solving activities.

The award winning program curriculum has been developed by the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Education Specialists, and other professionals from the conservation and environmental fields.

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    In these uncertain times, the Northampton County Junior Conservation School Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 NCJCS Session in July 2020. We plan to make the best of this situation, and to focus our efforts on strengthening our organization and our program. For those of you who wish to participate and support the future or NCJCS, we have embraced online meeting concept and welcome all to participate. We will announce meetings via social media or can add you to email distribution lists. To be added to our email distribution list, please email We wish you all the best, good health, and look forward to you all coming back to camp soon.