By Kyle Jillson | September 22 2013 10:30

Learn the thrills of the NRA Whittington Center's Adventure Camp

September 2013 NRA InSights

Fairfax, Virginia - The September issue of NRA InSights, the free, online magazine for kids, highlights the thrilling adventure camp at the NRA Whittington Center.

Located in northern New Mexico, the 33,000-acre complex is a outdoors-man's dream, teeming with wildlife and ranges for shooting sports. Those lucky enough to attend go on an adventure of a lifetime and return with many new friends.

High Drama in the High Desert
By Wendy LaFever

For 25 years, adventure has had a name: the NRA Whittington Center's Adventure Camp. There's nothing in America -- maybe nothing in the world -- quite like it. Each summer, the NRA Whittington Center holds 2 two-week Adventure Camp sessions, hosting 56 teens per session for an experience they'll never forget... and can't wait to repeat. In fact, so many campers apply to come back as counselors and counselors-in-training that the Whittington Center has had to introduce a special application process. They spread the word to family and friends so that their younger brothers and sisters can enjoy the excitement when its their turn. What makes Adventure Camp so special?

The NRA Whittington Center is a vast, 33,000-acre outdoors-man's paradise, located in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo mountains, just outside of Raton, N.M. Although the center is home to 17 different shooting ranges that serve just about every shooting sport you can imagine (and some you can't), the majority of the center is given over to wilderness. Here rom herds of mule deer and pronghorn antelope, wild turkeys, black bears, coyotes and -- yes -- even a few mountain lions!

Continue reading the rest of the article in the interactive September issue of NRA InSights right here.


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