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NJSOC 72nd Anniversary Celebration and Open House

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

It’s an anniversary that almost didn’t happen! Join us to celebrate the reopening of the School of Conservation as it begins its 72nd year.

On Memorial Day Weekend 1949, the NJ School of Conservation opened for the first time. 72 years later, we chose this same weekend to celebrate its reopening and its long history. Since 1949, the School has served NJ students, teachers, researchers, campers, and others from all walks of life. Join us for a tour of its facilities, whose origins were as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the mid-1930s. Learn about the School’s history, and what its future holds. Best of all, come and play for the day and sample some of the traditional camp activities loved by its campers and visitors over the past 72 years.

Pre-registration is required. COVID protocols, including mask wearing and social distancing will be practiced during this event.

The Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. When NJSOC closed in July 2020, the Friends launched a campaign to save it. This ultimately led to negotiations with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, owners of NJSOC, to obtain an interim management agreement for the School. This agreement was finalized in April 2021, and the Friends of NJSOC are proud to offer limited programming at NJSOC with the help of dedicated and talented volunteers. We are pleased to register you for one of our programs!


May 29
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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NJ School of Conservation
1 Wapalanne Road
Sandyston, 07826 United States
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The Friends of NJSOC