The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of qualified individuals to fill counselor positions for its Junior Rifle Camps program. This premier program has an established history of providing the highest quality three-position and international air rifle and smallbore instruction in the country for high school athletes. Being a part of the Junior Rifle Camp program not only positively supports junior campers and coaches but may also be beneficial to the careers of counselors who lead instruction.
Camp Counselor positions are open to college students who have completed at least one year of school and are members of an NCAA or college club rifle team. Applicants must be available to work and travel throughout the 2023 summer for camps, though accommodations will be made for applicants competing in International Competition.
These are highly competitive positions, and selection will be based on a number of criteria including academic performance, shooting experience, coaching/youth leadership experience and references. All Camp Counselors who are selected for hire will be required to pass a background check and drug test before beginning employment.
Job duties will primarily consist of working with groups of five or more high school-aged athletes of various skill levels at five-day camps, four-day clinics and three-day advanced standing position camps. Additional duties include range set-up, break down, general cleanup, various range activities, assisting with camper registrations and check-in as well as working various CMP events outside the camps.
The staff will have downtime factored into the summer but may work extended days and weeks. Counselors will represent CMP at all times during the summer and MUST adhere to a code of conduct for the duration of their employment.
The pay scale for Summer Counselors begins at $400 a week for first year counselors, $450 for second year counselors and $500 for third year counselors and beyond. A per diem is also provided. All travel and lodging is covered by CMP once the camps begin, though counselors are responsible for providing their own transportation to the training location at the beginning of the summer and back to their homes at the end of the summer. Any additional travel counselors wish to make during their time off is their responsibility.
Employment will begin with a training session at Camp Perry. This training is mandatory for everyone hired. The 2023 camp schedule is currently posted on the main camp web page at https://thecmp.org/youth/junior-air-rifle-camps-and-clinics/. To be considered, applications must be received by March 24, 2023.
— By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.