June 9th, 2007

Summer Youth Marksmanship Programs

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), a federally sponsored program to advance rifle shooting skills, offers a variety of training and competition programs dedicated to junior shooters. The US Army Marksmanship also hosts a Youth Clinic in August.

2007 CMP Three-Position Air Rifle Summer Camp
The 2007 CMP camp season is underway and there are still a few openings, especially in the June 11-15, Reno, NV camp and the July 2-6, Millersville, PA camp. Applications are still being accepted, but some programs are full. Commuter porgrams cost $225.00 while residential programs cost $350.00. Click HERE for complete information on the Summer Camp program. For questions please contact Sommer Wood at swood@odcmp.com or by phone at 419-341-5248. Summer Camp Application Form. General background on three-position air rifle shooting is found on the CMP website, where you can download the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules.

CMP Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Camps are for school-age junior shooters who have a basic knowledge of the sport. Athletes should have completed basic rifle marksmanship training and one season of three-position competition. CMP camps are designed for students who will be in grades 9 through 12 during the coming school year. There is no minimum score requirement. Here is the schedule of remaining Camp programs:

June 11-15: Reno, NV – COMMUTER ONLY
June 25-29: Bowling Green, KY (FULL)
July 2-6: Millersville, PA
July 13-15: Fort Benning, GA (Standing Position Camp)
July 16-20; 23-27; July 30-Aug 3: Fort Benning, GA (All FULL)

Junior Rifle CMP ChampionshipEastern Jr. Highpower Clinic
and Championship

From June 24-30, 2007, under the auspices of the CMP, a full week of clinics, coaching and competition will be offered at Camp Butner, NC for junior service rifle competitors. Instruction and coaching will be provided by the USMC Rifle Team and military personnel. The purposed of this event is to promote interest, education, and competition to the sport of Highpower Rifle Shooting among Junior shooters.

Eastern US Jr. Highpower ClinicExperienced coaches and instructors from the United States Marine Corps Rifle Team and military personnel will be conducting clinics for both new and experienced junior shooters. Instruction in both shooting individual matches and shooting as a member of a coached team will also be provided. This week-long program is offered to help junior shooters expand their current knowledge, experience and expertise. It is also an opportunity for juniors to form bonds of camaraderie within the sport. Click HERE for complete information on the Eastern Jr. Highpower Clinic/Championships.

USAMU Smallbore/Air Rifle Summer Camp
The United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) will once again host a Junior Rifle Camp this summer. The dates are 13-17 August 2007 at Fort Benning, GA. This junior shooting camp is open at shooters ages 12-20 with a cost of $35 per shooter. For further information and registration packet, please contact 2LT Lucas Leinberger at lucas.leinberger [at] usaac.army.mil or call (706) 545-2343.

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