2017 CMP Junior Rifle Camps Counselor Announcement
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is seeking 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 31 May through 4 August 2017 (accommodations will be made for those competing in International Competitions). These are highly competitive positions. Selections will be 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 of various marksmanship skill levels 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. This might include events like the 4-H Nationals or American Legion to name a few. 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.
Employment will begin on 31 May with a training session at CMP South Headquarters in Anniston, AL. This training is mandatory for everyone hired. All counselors will have the option to shoot in the USAS National Championships at Fort Benning, GA 25 June-2 July. Housing and per diem will be provided for staff during the USAS events, though this will be unpaid time off. If needed, additional unpaid time off will be granted for USAS National Team training and competition events like World Junior Championships in June. If you chose not to shoot USA Shooting Nationals, other camp related work options are available for that time period. The 2017 camp schedule is provided below:
|Week-1||Anniston, AL - CMP South (Training) This is mandatory||31 May-2 June|
|Week-2||Anniston, AL - CMP South
|Week-3||Camp Perry, OH - CMP North
|Week-4||Beatrice, NE (Outreach Clinic)
Anniston, AL - CMP South
|Week-5||4-H Nationals – Grand Island, NE
USAS Nationals - Fort Benning, GA
25 June-2 July
|Week-6||Fontana, CA (Outreach Clinic)
Parlier, CA (Outreach Clinic)
Fountain, CO - (Outreach Clinic)
|Week-7||Anniston, AL - CMP South
Advanced Standing Camp - Colorado Springs, CO
|Week-8||Anniston, AL - CMP South
|Week-9||Anniston, AL-CMP South
|Week-10||Advanced Standing Camp- CMP South
|31 July-2 August
31 July-4 August
This schedule is subject to change, please refer the camp schedule posted on the main Junior Rifle Camps Info page for additional information on each camp, http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/junior-air-rifle-camps-and-clinics/
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. 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 (Anniston, AL) at the beginning of the summer, and back to their homes at the end of the summer (if you are scheduled for the OR camp at the end of the summer, we will get you back to CMP South if needed). 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 form from the link provided at the bottom of this announcement 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 [email protected]. Applications must be received by 29 March 2017. Applicant notification will be mailed by 5 April 2017.