BY ASHLEY BRUGNONE, CMP STAFF WRITER
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of 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 smallbore instruction in the country for high school athletes and not only positively supports the careers of campers but the counselors who lead instruction as well.
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 this summer for camps, though accommodations will be made for applicants competing in International Competition.
These are highly competitive positions. Selection will be based on a number of criteria including academic performance, shooting experience, coaching/youth leadership experience and references. All Camp Counselors who are selected for hire will be required to pass a background check and drug test before beginning employment.
Job duties will primarily consist of working with groups of five or more high school-aged athletes of various skill levels at five-day camps, three-day clinics and three-day advanced standing position camps. Additional duties include range set-up, break down, general cleanup, various range activities, assisting with camper registrations and check-in as well as working various CMP events outside the camps.
The staff will have downtime factored into the summer, but may work extended days and weeks. Counselors will represent CMP at all times during the summer and adhere to a code of conduct.
The pay scale for Summer Counselors begins at $400 a week for first year counselors, $450 for second year counselors and $500 for third year counselors. A per diem 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 at the beginning of the summer and back to their homes at the end of the summer. Employment will begin with a training session at CMP in Anniston, Ala. This training is mandatory. The 2022 camp schedule is at https://thecmp.org/youth/junior-air-rifle-camps-and-clinics/.