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Registration Now Open for 2022 National Matches Junior Smallbore and Air Rifle Camp

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Junior marksmen looking to move their careers into college are encouraged to sign up for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2022 National Matches Junior Camp! The camp offers hands-on, comprehensive training from a team of certified coaches and is a valuable asset for those young athletes eager to improve his or her skills on the firing line.

The National Matches Junior Camp is scheduled for July 23-27, 2022, and is open to intermediate and advanced junior athletes who shoot both three-position smallbore and standing or international air rifle. Instruction is held on Camp Perry’s outdoor Petrarca Range and within the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center indoor air range, both located on the grounds of Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Participants must be between the ages of 12 to 20 and currently involved in three-position smallbore competition matches and international air rifle. Students who have not reached their 18th birthday by July 23, 2022, must be accompanied by an adult (age 21 or older).

Campers will take part in class discussion that includes a safety review and a deeper look into rifle essentials.

Camp begins with a basic safety review, followed by a reinforced understanding of the fundamentals and detailed instruction on smallbore prone, standing and kneeling positions – among several other points of interest. The lineup of certified coaches, safety officers and National Matches Support Staff members are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning experience for junior participants.

Also included within the camp will be a 50- and 100-yard prone “Dewar Match” on Petrarca Range as well as a 60 Shot International Air Rifle event. Each will be fired upon CMP’s own state-of-the-art electronic target line.

The Junior Camp also includes air rifle training at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, featuring electronic targets.

Cost of camp is $250 for early entry and $275 after May 1. Campers must provide their own three-position smallbore target rifles (equipment and ammunition), though the CMP has sporter air rifles available for use in the air range. Class is limited to 71 students, so be sure to sign up early!

Questions about the camp may be addressed to Head Coach Russ Evans at 330-534-5344 or  [email protected].

Learn more by visiting the CMP website at We hope to see you on the range for this fun and constructive opportunity!

About the Gary Anderson Competition Center:

The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center is a marksmanship sporting facility that includes an open reception and common area, fully equipped classrooms, cylinder filling room and CMP retail store. The building also houses large projection screens and flat-screen television sets as well as authentic Olympic memorabilia and other remarkable items from the career of decorated American marksman, Gary Anderson. The facility’s 80-point air gun range is attached to the main area and equipped with innovative electronic targets.

About CMP Targets at Petrarca Range:

Petrarca Range is located next to the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. The range contains 10 CMP Targets, an electronic line powered by Kongsberg Target Systems, which work through the power of acoustics – “hearing” the shot and accurately determining its location. Paper smallbore targets will be used for this junior clinic.

Both ranges are open to the public weekly. Find more on these ranges, including a complete hourly schedule, at

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

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(Originally posted by HLNews)


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