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Upcoming CMP Events:

Tuesday Night Open Public Shooting
Camp Perry Marksmanship Center, Port Clinton, OH
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tuesday evenings at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The Camp Perry 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle shooting.  Instruction and equipment are available.  Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for additional information.

2010 CMP Three-Position Summer Camps
Dates and registration information for the 2010 CMP Three-Position Air Rifle Summer Camps are posted at

2010 JMIC Master Instructor Training Courses. The CMP will conduct a series of JMIC Master Instructor Training Workshops in 2010 to train new JMIC Master Instructors and recertify current active JMIC Master Instructors who were originally trained in 2005 and whose certificates expire in 2010. Recent experience in conducting rifle marksmanship training and organizing a rifle team at a JROTC Unit or Junior Rifle Club is a prerequisite for attending a JMIC Master Instructor Course. Current Master Instructors must have taught at least one JMIC Course in the past five years to be eligible for recertification. For more information visit

NATIONAL MATCH AIR RIFLE, CMP to Conduct NMAR Introductory Matches in 2010—First Match in Richmond, VA, CMP Seeking Additional Host Clubs - In 2010, the CMP is sponsoring a series of matches in different parts of the country to introduce the new National Match Air Rifle (NMAR) shooting sports discipline. The first CMP NMAR Season Opener Match will be at the Lakeside Moose Family Center, Richmond, Virginia on 27-28 February. If you live in the Central Atlantic Coast area and are interested in trying NMAR, check out the program posted at

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2010 Camp Counselor Announcement


The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is seeking qualified individuals to fill counselor positions for its Three-Position Air Rifle Summer Camps. This premier program has a long established history of providing the highest quality air rifle instruction in the country for high school athletes.


Camp Counselor positions are open to college students who have completed at least one year of college and are members of an NCAA or college club rifle team. Applicants must be available to work and travel from 24 May through 30 July 2010. These are highly competitive positions. Selection will be based on academic performance, shooting experience, coaching and youth leadership experience, and references. A background check is required of all candidates and a mandatory drug test will be required for all Camp Counselors who are selected for hiring.

Job duties primarily consist of working with groups of five or more high school athletes at five-day summer camps, following a camp curriculum designed by DCM Emeritus Gary Anderson and modified by recent Camp Directors Dan Durben and Sommer Wood. Additional duties include range set-up, break down, general clean-up and conducting range firing activities. Counselors will not be responsible for campers in the evenings.


Employment will begin on 24 May with a training session at CMP South Headquarters in Anniston, AL. This training is mandatory for everyone hired. The 2010 camp schedule includes five full-length three-position air rifle camps, one advanced smallbore camp and a three-day air rifle clinic. The staff will have the week of 12-20 June off to allow counselors to compete in the USA Shooting National Championships. Competing in this event is highly encouraged and CMP will cover ½ of each counselor’s entry fee for the matches. Also staff will be provided housing in Columbus, GA and ½ pay during that week. A complete camp schedule is provided below:

Training Anniston, AL-CMP South 24-28 May Camp 1 Anniston, AL-CMP South 31 May-4 June Camp 2 Camp Perry, OH-CMP North 7-11 June USASN Fort Benning, GA (USAS Nationals) 12-20 June Camp 3 Fort Benning, GA (CMP-AMU Advanced Smallbore Camp) 21-25 June Camp 4 Anniston, AL-CMP South 28 June-2 July Clinics 3PJO Clinics/Support-Anniston, AL 5-13 July Camp 5 Western Regional Outreach Clinics 15-17 July Camp 6 Anniston, AL-CMP South 19-23 July Camp 7 Anniston, AL-CMP South 26-30 July

The pay scale begins at $400 a week for first year counselors, $450 for second year, $500 for third year and beyond. A per diem of $30 a day is also provided. Counselors will be paid per diem during their time off. All travel and lodging is covered by CMP once the camps begin, though the counselors are responsible for providing their own transportation to the training location (Anniston, AL) and back to their homes at the end of the summer. Any additional travel counselors wish to make during their time off is their own responsibility, and they are expected clear departure and return times with the Camp Director to make sure it does not conflict with their job duties.


Interested candidates may download an application form from the link provided at the bottom of this announcement and send it to Sommer Wood, CMP Summer Rifle Camps, P. O. Box 576, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. Forms may be faxed to Sommer Wood at: 419-635-2573. Email questions to Applications must be received by 19 March 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 16 April 2010.

2010 Camp Counselor Application Form


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PROGRAMS:  For marksmanship training, competitions, National Matches, safety information and youth marksmanship.


Camp Perry Program Center
Phone: (419) 635-2141      Fax: (419) 635-2802

Mail & Shipping:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
P.O. Box 576 (mail)
Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg #3 (shipping)
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
SALES:  For government surplus rifles and ammunition, CMP products and CMP memorabilia. 


Anniston Distribution Center
Phone: (256) 835-8455     Fax:  (256) 835-3527

Mail & Shipping:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
1401 Commerce Blvd
Anniston, Alabama 36207
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