CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has revamped the Junior Smallbore and Air Rifle Camp traditionally held during the National Matches at Camp Perry, offering an evolved set of intermediate and advanced skills training to junior marksmanship athletes. 

The air rifle portion of the camp will take place at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center on OpticScore system targets.

Now overseen entirely by the CMP, the six-day CMP National Matches Junior Camp, Smallbore & Air Rifle, is open to three-position smallbore and standing/international precision air rifle juniors between the ages of 12 and 20. Athletes must be currently involved in competitive smallbore and air rifle settings in order to participate.

A trained staff of 17 certified coaches, eight safety officers and four support staff will be on hand during the camp to ensure safety and provide guidance to junior competitors as they are reinforced with the fundamentals and positioning standards of each discipline. A 50- and 100-yard prone “Dewar Match” will be held on the electronic targets of Petrarca Range, along with a 60 Shot International Air Rifle match in the electronic air range found within the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, located next to Petrarca on Camp Perry’s grounds.

Campers will need to provide his or her own three-position smallbore target rifle, equipment and ammunition. Sporter air rifles are available for use during the air range portion of the camp.

Early registration will be available through the CMP Website. the first week of March 2018, with a total cost of $250. Registrations made after May 1, 2018, will be $275.

For questions, contact head coach Russ Evans by phone at 330-534-5344 or by email at We hope to see you there!

Check out the entire CMP article by Ashley Brugnone 


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