CMP currently seeking junior rifle camp counselors for the summer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is seeking qualified individuals to fill counselor positions for its Junior Rifle Camps program. This premier program has an established history of providing the highest quality three-position and international air rifle and small-bore instruction in the country for high school athletes. Being a part of the Junior Rifle Camp program not only positively supports junior campers and coaches, but can also be beneficial to the careers of counselors who lead instruction.

Camp counselor positions are open to college students who have completed at least one year of school and are members of an NCAA rifle team or varsity club. Applicants must be available to work and travel throughout the summer of 2023 for the camps, although accommodations will be made for applicants competing in international competition.

These are highly competitive positions, and selection will be based on a number of criteria including academic performance, shooting experience, youth leadership/coaching experience, and references. All Camp Counselors who are selected for hire will be required to pass a background check and drug test before starting work.

Job duties will primarily consist of working with groups of five or more high school age athletes of various skill levels in five-day camps, four-day clinics, and three-day advanced standing camps. Additional duties include camp set-up, tear-down, general cleanup, various camp activities, assisting with camper sign-in and sign-in, as well as working various CMP events outside of campgrounds.

Staff will have downtime in the summer, but may work longer days and weeks. Counselors will represent CMP at all times during the summer and MUST adhere to a code of conduct for the duration of their employment.

The salary scale for summer counselors begins at $400 per week for first-year counselors, $450 for second-year counselors, and $500 for third-year counselors and up. A per diem is also provided. All travel and lodging are covered by CMP once camps begin, although counselors are responsible for providing their own transportation to the training site at the beginning of the summer and back home at the end of the summer. Any additional travel counseling you wish to undertake during your free time is your responsibility.

Employment will begin with a training session at Camp Perry. This training is mandatory for all people hired. The 2023 camp schedule is currently posted on the main camp webpage at To be considered, applications must be received by March 24, 2023.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to