Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

July 7, 2003

Carole Williams, Club Reporter

Junior Shooting Sports Camp

Offered to Area Youth

Jr Camp Pistol Jr Camp Group Jr Camp Rifle

The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club, located 8 miles west of Baraga on M-38, will host its 4th Annual Junior Shooting Sports Camp during the week of June 9th. The day camp, which is open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 18, gives young people an opportunity to learn marksmen style shooting under the tutelage of N.R.A. Certified Instructor, Ron Granroth. The instruction is designed for beginning to intermediate shooters and through practice, dedication, and determination, can actually lead to competition in the 18 shooting events that are a part of the Olympic games.

Space is limited to 16 shooters and will be on a "First Come, First Served" basis. Permission to join the Youth Shooting Camp must be had in writing from the parents or legal guardian of each shooter. The cost of the weeklong camp is $25.00 per shooter and this will include daily lunches provided by the Ottawa Sportsmen. The shooters will also receive camp tee shirts and caps.

The Youth Shooting Sports Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 9th through Friday, June 13th. Friday is designated as "Family Day", with an open invitation to family members and friends to observe the competition on the pistol, rifle and trap ranges. Trap competition is held at the end of the day and culminates in a "pot luck" family picnic and awards ceremony.

The Ottawa Sportsmen will provide all firearms, ammunition, and targets. Shooters should bring their own eye and ear protection, which is available at a nominal cost at most sporting goods outlets.

There will be an extreme amount of emphasis placed on learning and practicing gun safety. The youth will be closely monitored by a large group of qualified range volunteers who work alongside the youth with Coach Granroth to help them with their instruction and to ensure that the rules of gun safely are strictly adhered to.

In addition to classroom instruction, the young men and women will get lots of "hands-on" shooting experience with the club's .22 caliber target pistols, rifles and shotguns. No guns or ammunition from home may be brought in. Detailed information and lots of pictures of the Junior Shooting Sports Camp can be found at the Ottawa Sportsmen's club web site at

Questions about the camp or on how to register should be directed to Coach Ron Granroth at 523-4320 on online to

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