The Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) is a private organization. If you are interested in joining, we suggest that you participate in some of our matches and get to know a few of our members. The only event open to non-members is trap on Tuesday and Friday nights, from 5:30pm until 10:00pm. You will need a sponsor to join.

Many people contact us to ask, "I just want to rent a range for a few hours to zero my sights, how much does that cost?" or "How much is the pool fee for a non-member?" Unfortunately, we do not rent ranges or the pool to non-members, you can use the facilities as a guest, as long as you are physically accompanied by a current club member.

  • Fill out a membership application and the agreement to have a background check performed. Email completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have the background check done AND you must also turn it in at any general membership meeting in person to the membership committee (you'll have still have to wait until the next monthly meeting to be voted on). NOTE: No application can be accepted IF you do not include your spouse's (or domestic partner's) information OR if you do not have a sponsor!
  • Prospective members must attend a monthly membership meeting (7:00p.m. on the 1st Thursday of the Month) and will be required to stand and explain to the membership why they want to become a member of TCSC. The range test should also be taken during this meeting.
  • The membership committee will then perform the prescribed background checks.
  • The prospective member will be required to attend the next monthly membership meeting, where their membership shall be voted upon by the club membership. If accepted by the membership, the new member shall pay the required initiation fee (currently $200) and dues (prorated - $25 per remaining month through December of the current year).
  • The new member shall be required to attend the "New Member Orientation" on the Saturday following the membership meeting. Time is announced at each general membership meeting. After completion of the course, and having passed the written range test, they shall receive their range card, and they shall have full access to all the facilities of TCSC as a probationary member. Swimming pool access and camping require additional fees.
  • New members are considered to be "probationary members" for the first year.
  • Probationary members have the requirement to attend 4 membership meetings in their first year.
  • Probationary members do not gain the right to vote until the start of their second full year of membership.
  • ALL Members are required to perform a minimum of 8 hours of work as approved by the Board of directors or pay a penalty fee with their next year's dues. (The 8 hours WILL apply to reduce member's dues for the next year.)

Note: you can download and print an application pdf** document from here.

* Membership fees are shown in the table below and can be reduced by performing club volunteer hours. Membership hours are calculated ion a $10 reduction in dues or fee, per hour, after a member performs their required 8 hours (although, once a member hits 8 hours, those 8 hours of service count in the reduction of fees.)

  Dues Volunteer Hours that can be applied Dues after required 8 hours Dues without required 8 hours Dues with maximum volunteer hours
Yearly Dues $300.00 Up to 20 hours $220.00 $350.00 $100.00
Seasonal Family Pool Pass $100.00 Up to 5 hours N/A  N/A $50.00
Seasonal RV Camping Pass $500.00 Up to 20 hours  N/A N/A  $300.00

Note: The documents/forms are in PDF format. You will need an Adobe reader to view and print it on your PC. Your PC may already have an Adobe PDF reader, but you can download the Adobe Reader here (FREE) if you require it.