Junior Camp Counselors

Junior Camp Staff Photo


an unforgettable experience...

join our summer camp counselor team!


Every year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) seeks qualified individuals to fill counselor positions for its Junior Rifle Camps program.  This premier program has a long established history of providing the highest quality three-position and international 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 school and are members of an NCAA or college club rifle team.  Applicants must be available to work and travel from June through August.


These are highly competitive positions. Selections are based on academic performance, shooting experience, coaching experience, youth leadership experience and references.  A background check and 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 camps, three-day clinics and advanced standing position camps.  Counselors follow a camp curriculum originally designed by DCM Emeritus Gary Anderson and modified by current Camp Directors Dan Durben and Sommer Wood.


Additional duties include range set-up, break down, general cleanup, various range activities, assisting with camper registration and potentially working some CMP events outside of camps. Counselors will not be responsible for campers in the evenings.  The staff will have downtime factored into the summer, but they will be representing CMP at all times and must adhere to a code of conduct for the duration of their employment.


A mandatory training is also conducted for everyone hired.


To gain an idea of compensation, the 2016 pay scale began 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.  All travel and lodging is covered by CMP once the camps begin, though counselors are responsible for providing their own transportation to the training location at the beginning of the summer 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 Directors to make sure it does not conflict with their job duties.


Interested candidates may download an application and send it to Sommer Wood, CMP Junior Rifle Camps, PO Box 576, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.  Forms may be faxed to Sommer Wood at: 419-635-2573, or emailed to swood@thecmp.org.

Check back at the beginning of the new year for the 2017 Summer Camp Counselor Applications!