Air Rifle Fundamentals Camp
July 13 – 14
8th – 12th grade
July 13, 8-9am
July 14, 6pm
Air Rifle Fundamentals Camp is a residential rifle camp at the Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate shooters. Courtney Weekley will be the lead instructor. Campers will stay and dine on the beautiful Georgia Southern University – Statesboro campus. The camp counselors will be current Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center employees who will provide constant supervision.
Campers will work through all 3 positions to make improvement in their shooting performance. Each shooter will:
- Spend time in their performance journal
- Learn mental management strategies
- Understand the importance of nutrition and gain performance experience
The camp will have two competitions with the first used to create a baseline and the final to measure enhancement.
Campers will need to bring their own air rifle in a case, air tank adapter and pellets for the training.
The camp will be held at the Georgia Southern University’s Shooting Sports Education Center. The facility features 2-8 lane, 25 meter firearms ranges, 2 classrooms and support spaces.
3271 Old Register Road
Statesboro, GA 30458
Resident campers will stay in one of the outstanding, air-conditioned University Housing facilities on campus. Each camper will have double occupancy room with a shared bath. Roommate requests will be accepted. The residence hall clubhouse will have TV’s with video games available for checkout. Campers will be responsible for providing bed linens (twin extra-long bed), blanket, pillow, towels, toiletries and any other items to make their stay comfortable. Bed linens only are available for an additional $30. The rooms will not be equipped with a television or telephone. Internet access is available in the room with the camper providing their own computer and Ethernet cable.
For resident campers, a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided in one of the campus dining facilities. Commuter campers will be provided lunch in the dining facility. Snacks will be provided for all throughout the camp day.
Campers will need to bring all necessary shooting equipment to include air rifle, case, air tank adapter, shooting attire and anything else needed for instruction and competition.
Please see the daily schedule for the drop off and pick up times.
All information with registered campers will be provided through e-mail to the address provided in the registration materials. Please ensure this address is accurate and that you check it often between registration and the start of camp.
Counselors act as a guardian while your child attends camp, as they are around them 24/7. They sleep in the residence hall on the same floor as the campers and don’t go to bed until all campers are in their rooms and accounted for. They wake campers in the morning to make sure they have time to eat breakfast and get to their first session on time. Counselors are in the dining area while campers are dining, and present while campers are in session.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear at the camp?
Shooters should prepare accordingly as the range is air-conditioned and maintains a temperature of 72⁰. Comfortable casual wear and hoodie is appropriate for camp. Appropriate shooting attire to include shooting pants, jacket, gloves, boots and base layers/shooting sweater. Each should bring their own shooting mat, roll and sling. Hearing protection is required for all shooters.
May I bring food to the Camp?
Yes, you may, but we will provide all meals and snacks for you.
Please contact Matt Horst, Director – Shooting Sports, with any questions you may have.
Phone: (912) 478-7732
Camp Coaches include:
- Team Captain, Georgia Southern University Rifle Team – 2017, 2018, 2019
- 2017 & 2019 Southern Conference Team Champion – Air Rifle
- 2019 Southern Conference – 3rd Place Air Rifle, 6th Place Small Bore
- 2019 First Team All-Conference – Air Rifle & Smallbore
- Lee County High School – Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
- All-State Selection
- Senior Shooter Ranking – 4th in Georgia / 16th in Nation
You can download and print the The Air Rifle Fundamentals Camp Schedule here!
|Camp Schedule (Tentative)|
|Saturday, July 13||8am||Registration Open – Check-In|
|9am||Meet & Greet|
|10:15am||Baseline 3×20 Match|
|1pm||Classroom work – Journals/Evaluation|
|3:15pm||Range time – Practical application of Journals/Evaluation|
|5:30pm||Return to Residence Halls|
|Sunday, July 14||7am||Breakfast|
|9:30am||Kneeling Clinic & Practice|
|12:15pm||Lunch & Residence Hall checkout|
|2:30pm||Standing Clinic & Practice|
|3:30pm||Prone Clinic & Practice|
Sign up online here.
Spots are filled on a first come – first served basis and limited to 16 participants.
The registration fee includes instruction, camp t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
8th – 12th grade
Camp Waiver, Insurance & Medical Information
After registering online, a welcome e-mail will be sent to you containing this Registration Packet for you to complete. It will include a waiver, medical information, pick-up authorization and camp policies and procedures. You are welcome to review and get started on your own.
For refunds, please submit a request to Matt Horst via email. Refunds will be allowed prior to the registration deadline less 15% processing fee.
*No refund requests will be accepted within 14 days of the start of each camp.
Last updated: 3/28/2019