CMP Unveils New Junior Air Rifle And Smallbore Camp At July 2018 National Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has revamped the Junior Air Rifle and Smallbore Camp traditionally held during the National Matches at Camp Perry. This 2018 Camp will offer an evolved set of intermediate and advanced skills training to junior marksmanship athletes.

Now overseen entirely by the CMP, the six-day Junior Air Rifle And Smallbore Camp At July 2018 National Matches is open to standing/international precision air rifle and three-position smallbore juniors between the ages of 12 and 20. Athletes must be currently involved in competitive air rifle and smallbore 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.

As part of the Junior Air Rifle And Smallbore Camp At July 2018 National Matches, 50- and 100-yard prone “Dewar Match” competitions will be held on the electronic targets of Petrarca Range. There will also be a 60 Shot International Air Rifle match in the electronic airgun 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

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. Large projection screens and flat-screen television sets throughout the building, as well as authentic Olympic memorabilia and other remarkable items from the career of decorated American marksman, Gary Anderson, can also be found within the building. An 80-point airgun range is attached to the main area and includes KTS electronic targets, available for purchase from the CMP.

About CMP Targets at Petrarca Range:
Petrarca Range is located at Camp Perry, next to the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. The range contains CMP Targets, powered by KTS, which work through the power of acoustics – “hearing” the shot and accurately determining its location. The CMP is proud to share these targets that are certain to be known as the way of the future.