By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
Registration for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Junior Rifle Camps is now available!
The series of camps, held around the country, are open from May to August to high school-age students and team coaches. Participants in the camps receive valuable lessons on intermediate and advanced marksmanship skills through various exercises and demonstrations, all led by current collegiate rifle athletes.
The Junior Rifle Camps are excellent tools in developing each athlete’s strengths within the physical and mental aspects of the sport while refining trouble areas that may need more attention. Types of camps offered in 2024 include:
- 3-Position Air Rifle: Five days of three-position air rifle fundamentals
- Advanced Standing Air Rifle: Three days of in-depth instruction that builds off the fundamentals learned at the 3P air camp
- 3-Position Smallbore Camp: Four days of three-position smallbore fundamentals
View all 2024 Junior Rifle Camp information and register today through the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/camps/. NOTE: All campers must have at least one adult leader in order to attend.
Questions on the CMP Junior Rifle Camps may be directed to CMP camp director, Ryan Hinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brief History of CMP Junior Camps:
The CMP Junior Air Rifle Camp mission has always been to help juniors who have a desire to improve their marksmanship skills and to develop leaders on and off the range. In 1997, the Director of Civilian Marksmanship Emeritus, Gary Anderson, established the Junior Air Rifle Camps while serving as Director of Wolfcreek Shooting Complex in Atlanta, Georgia – setting the precedent for how the program would be conducted. The camps received support from the CMP in 1999 and were fully adopted as a CMP program in 2000.
Since then, the Junior Air Rifle Camps have expanded their footprint through the addition of new camp disciplines, new host locations across the nation and first-class instruction. Though many things have changed, the core mission of the Junior Rifle Camps has remained the same – provide quality instruction to support athletes in reaching their goals.
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.