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2018 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 throughout the 2018 camps (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 previous 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 with a training session at CMP.  This training is mandatory for everyone hired .  All counselors will have the option to shoot in the USAS National Championships at Fort Benning, GA.  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 2018 camp schedule will be posted once it is finalized.

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.  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 below:

Camp Counselor Application Form -- This version must be printed, filled out and returned.

Camp Counselor Application Form_Fillable -- This version is fillable online.

Send completed applications to Chance Cover, CMP Junior Rifle Camps, PO Box 576, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.  Forms may be faxed to: 419-635-2573, or emailed to [email protected].