Division of Juvenile Justice
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp

Main Phone: (209) 296-7581

Physical Location

  • 13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Road, Pine Grove, CA 95665

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 1040, Pine Grove, CA 95665

The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) maintains a youth conservation camp at Pine Grove in Amador County. It screens and accepts low risk classification youths from other DJJ facilities. Training is provided by CAL Fire (formerly CDF) and youths are certified to engage in wild land firefighting operations. Fire crews from DJJ camps perform approximately 180,000 hours of fire suppression services in a "normal" year for the people of California.

Crews typically work in state and county parks performing stream clearance, wild land fire prevention tasks, and restoration work. During the fire season, youth crews are involved in wild land fire suppression throughout the state of California. Camp crews are also assigned to flood control activities. The major emphasis of the camp programs is to provide youths with employability skills and to develop a strong emphasis on solid work habits. In addition, youths receive leadership training within their crew structure.

The education programs take place in the evening hours. All non-high school graduates participate in GED preparation or a high school skill level program. The academic goal is completion of educational requirements for normal entry-level employment. Each camp also has a formal drug program offering various treatment modalities.

Note: Conservation camp for males.


Division of Juvenile Justice
P.O. Box 588501
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8501
Voice: (916) 683-7460
FAX (916) 683-7770

Intake/Court Services
(eligibility for DJJ placement; available rehabilitation programs)
Voice: (916) 683-7483

Juvenile Offender Master Files
(records information)
Voice: (916) 683-7489
FAX (916) 683-7767

Voice: (916) 683-7754
FAX: (916) 683-7769