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Old 05-10-2012, 6:57 AM
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Default Any shooting summer camps in NorCal?

My 15 year old son is very interested in shooting. I take him to the range and we have a 10-22 for him to use right now. Summer is coming and I was wondering if anyone was aware of a weeklong or so summer camp centered on shooting, both gun handling and range time would be great. Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2012, 4:58 PM
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Look into the Appleseed project (they have a sub-forum on calguns and rimfire central).

Castro Valley sells out months in advance.
Sacremento offers more dates and with fewer students, I got way more one on one time with the instructors.

Edit - "weeklong" my bad I read weekend. Still look into Appleseed they do offer a weeklong bootcamp.
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Old 05-12-2012, 8:37 PM
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It's not in California, but for true shooting summer camp in 2014 (2012 and 2013 are full) try the NRA program here Sorry no local Camp Bus service. Looking at the PDF flyer, they teach the kids how to shoot .50 BMG.

You might be able to camp there as a family if space is available. Of course, you would have to see what activities you can do alone. I'd call them and get the scoop if you can get out of CA.

Otherwise some Boy Scouts camps offer shooting, but he would need to join.
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Old 05-12-2012, 8:52 PM
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Boy Scouts! Most of their summer camps have shooting sports. Here is just one example. Check your local council.

Shooting Sports Camp
Safety Instruction - .22 Rifle Marksmanship - Archery - Tomahawks - Wildlife Conservation Class - Trapshooting/Shotgun Course - BIG FUN !
This is a great camp for older Scouts and Venturers. Participants will sign-up and camp by Troop/Crew, with at least two registered adults per unit in camp at all times. Camp is limited to 144 Scouts!
Merit Badge instruction will be provided, however award of archery, rifle and shotgun merit badges is in part dependent upon individual Scouts marksmanship abilities and past experience.
Session Dates:
Friday to Sunday, October 5-7, 2012 at Rancho Los Mochos, 18450 Mines Rd Livermore, 94550
Who's Eligible:
All Boy Scout and Venturers

$45 per Scout
$20 per adult
Registration Options:
Online Registration
Printable Registration Form
Contact info:
For more information contact Emily at (510)577-9218 or
SFBAC Refund Policy applies.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:57 AM
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I'm just gonna say this:
As a boy scout, last year when I got my rifle shooting merit badge, there really wasn't much range time (20 minutes I think), which was really disappointing. It's super expensive, ($1 for ten rounds of 22 LR), you only get single shot rifles that normally are falling apart, and the range masters can be a real hassle (as in really really stupid/retarded). So I would suggest Apple Seed, all the way. That program is da BOMB. You'll shoot more AND get the basics down faster, and with a better teacher.
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