National Matches Junior Camp

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National Matches Junior Camp: Smallbore and Air Rifle

July 22-26, 2024

The CMP National Matches Jr. Camp will be held at Petrarca Range and the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center Air Gun Range at Camp Perry, OH.

The camp has evolved over the past years and now specializes in training intermediate and advanced athletes who are striving to shoot in collegiate programs or learn the CMP National Matches Smallbore course of fire.

Questions about camp can be addressed by a phone call to Head Coach Russ Evans, (330) 534-5344, or through e-mail at For registration or payment questions, please contact Vera Snyder at or (419) 635-2141 ext. 782.


Who can attend the camp?

Camp is open to junior athletes who shoot both three-position smallbore and standing or international precision air rifle.  Participants must be between the ages of 12 to 20 and must currently be shooting in three-position smallbore competition matches and international air rifle.

The camp includes both smallbore and air rifle training.

Camp Overview

A staff of 17 certified coaches, 8 safety officers and 4 support staff are dedicated to providing an outstanding learning opportunity to juniors who strive to improve their shooting skills.

Camp begins with a basic safety review, a reinforced understanding of the fundamentals, along with teaching the smallbore prone, standing & kneeling positions.

Also included will be a 50- and 100-yard prone “Dewar Match” on Petrarca Range. Campers will move to shooting 60 Shot International Air Rifle Matches on the CMP’s Gary Anderson Air Range using state-of-the-art electronic targets.

Camp Forms

  • Parent Consent Form
  • Please send a copy of your Classification Card to
  • Please send a copy of your Sectional or Fired match scores to
  • Campers match scores allow the staff to place them in a coach group that will improve their skills
  • Adult Sponsor Form – Power of Attorney (which needs to be notarized and remain with the adult sponsor if not accompanied by parent)

Housing and What to Bring

For on-base housing available through the Camp Perry Clubhouse, call (614) 336-6214. Campers can also find area housing on our website at Camp Perry, Ohio Lodging.

Campers must provide their three-position smallbore target rifle, equipment and ammunition. The CMP has sporter air rifles available for use in the air range.