July 3rd, 2010

CMP Kicks off Youth Air Rifle Summer Camp Program

CMP Summer CampThe 2010 summer 3-position Air Rifle Camps are underway at CMP North (Camp Perry, Ohio) and at CMP South (Anniston, Alabama). The camps are designed to teach intermediate and advanced rifle marksmanship skills to junior shooters and their adult leaders. Each camp hosts 55 to 65 high-school-aged athletes. An important feature of the CMP camp format is the emphasis on athletes and adult leaders learning together. At least one adult leader (coach, team or club leader, parent, etc.) must accompany each athlete or group of athletes who attend. CMP Camp Director Sommer Wood notes that the Camps have a major change in format this year. For 2010, the Camps are all full-length residential programs. “In the past,” Wood said, “the camps traveled to different locations, but this year we will be holding three Western Outreach clinics in place of full traveling camps, each being three-day, three positions air rifle clinics.” This year also marks the first year that CMP will be working jointly with the US Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) to hold an advanced smallbore camp at Fort Benning, Georgia.

CMP Summer Camp
CMP Summer Camps utilize state-of-the-art indoor ranges, equipped with MEGALink electronic targets.

High-Tech Equipment Employed in Summer Camps
The Camp curriculum has also been updated this year. The 2010 camps will employ high tech electronic targets as a focal point in the camps. With new 80-firing point marksmanship centers featuring the MEGALink target scoring systems, camp participants will experience a state-of-the-art classroom with multiple TV monitors, allowing interactive question and answer sessions. Participants will also receive video-linked tips from some of the top shooters in the country.

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