By Kerrin Brinkman | March 15 2012 11:43

Coach Russ Evans and a smallbore rifle shooter check out a target during the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp at Camp Perry Port Clinton, Ohio - Just because school lets out for summer doesn't mean that you can't fit in some learning time on the range. If you or someone you know are a competitive junior pistol or smallbore rifle shooter, then the 2012 NRA Junior Pistol and Smallbore Rifle Camps this July in Camp Perry, Ohio are right up your alley.

Under the supervision of NRA Certified Coaches, these six-day camps offer expert instruction for 12-18 year old competitors looking to take their shooting skills to the next level. Although both camps are geared towards intermediate shooters, beginners will be accepted if space becomes available.

“The Junior Camps are an excellent resource for young competitive shooters who want to hone their skills,” said Bill Poole, Director of NRA Education & Training. “From mental focus to advanced marksmanship techniques, participants leave with a host of knowledge that they can apply to their training.”

Held in conjunction with the NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships, the Junior Pistol Camp runs July 10-15 and the Smallbore Rifle Camp follows July 21-26. Junior Pistol is limited to 50 shooters with a focus on conventional and international pistol shooting. Junior Smallbore is capped at 72 shooters and centers on 3 and 4-position rifle shooting.

Campers who register by June 15 will be charged a $200.00 registration fee to cover training, materials and administrative costs. Registration after the 15th is $225.00. Participants are responsible for their own travel and loading expenses. Thanks to the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, first-time Junior Pistol campers are also eligible for a tuition and travel reimbursement of up to $500.

You can download registration forms online for either camp or call 703-267-1504 for more information.

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