Youth Program

Youth marksmen at the range

Our 2022 season wrapped up on August 29th – congratulations to the 23 young people who participated this year! The kids absolutely rocked the program, with 1 Distinguished Expert, 4 Expert, and 11 Sharpshooter qualifications. Everyone made tremendous progress and had a blast!

Special thanks to Ted Dorenkamp for leading the program and to all the instructors and coaches. They supported the shooters, teaching the fundamentals of firearm safety and operation, and advancing the kids’ skills throughout the summer.

This program was special as we received a significant grant of ammunition and targets from the NRA Foundation and Friends of the NRA. This let us focus on instruction rather than sourcing ammunition and fundraising, and we’re grateful for their support of our program.

We also received a significant cash donation from a member that allowed us to waive range fees for the participants, and a donation of ammunition from another member.

We’re looking forward to bringing the program back next spring. When we do, participants will learn firearm safety and receive instruction and coaching on rifle marksmanship. All .22-caliber rifles, ammunition, safety equipment and the instruction are provided by the club. We have traditionally charged a nominal weekly range fee to help offset program expenses.

Advance registration is not required, this is a drop-in program. If your young person participates regularly they’ll be able to track their progress and work towards Expert or even Distinguished Expert qualification. Watch this page or our Facebook page for information about the 2023 season!