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NRA Plans Junior Pistol Camp

NRA Plans Junior Pistol Camp
Photo courtesy Civilian Marksmanship Program

Do you know a junior shooter who's ready to take that next step in conventional or international competition styles? If so, you need to check out NRA's National Junior Pistol Camp, which will be held at Camp Perry July 10-14, 2012. The camp is held in conjunction with the National Matches, but it won't conflict with the .22 caliber stage of the National Pistol Championships, and students enrolled in the camp will also be able to shoot the .22 caliber stage.

Enrollment will be limited to 50 students. The camp is primarily designed for intermediate and advanced shooters, but beginners will be accepted on a space-available basis. Shooters need to be at least 12 years old. Students who have not reached their 18th birthday by July 1, 2012, must be accompanied to Camp Perry by an adult sponsor (age 21 or older). An adult may not sponsor more than three junior students.

Camp students will receive expert coaching in the fundamental principles and techniques of conventional and international pistol shooting. "This is a great opportunity for any youngster who wants to improve his or her pistol skills and advance to national or international levels," said Head Coach Richard Pearson. "All instruction and coaching will be conducted by outstanding NRA Certified Coaches."

Registration forms and fees for the camp will be accepted at NRA Headquarters on a first-come, first-served basis. For all mailed entries, the earliest postmarks will be used to determine order of acceptance. Registration fees cover all administrative costs and training materials. (The registration fees do not cover other costs such as travel and room and board.)

Travel Expense Reimbursement: First-time campers are eligible for tuition and travel reimbursements up to $500 per individual, up to a total of $5,000 for the entire camp. You must provide receipts and or vehicle mileage. The Ohio Gun Collectors Association generously provides this support.

Advance Registration: The fee for advance registration is $200.00 per student, and must be received by the NRA no later than June 15, 2012.

Standard Registration: The fee for standard registration is $225.00 per student. This fee will be charged for students whose registration materials are received after June 15, 2012 (postmarks will determine acceptance of all mailed materials), or for students who register directly at Camp Perry.

In the case of cancellation, refunds will be issued less a 20 percent administrative fee. For registration forms and additional information, call or write: National Rifle Association, Training Department, Education and Training Division, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 267-1411

For more information on NRA's National Rifle and Pistol Championships, visit association's competition website.

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