Oak Ridge Sportsman Association, along with NSSA, put on its 11th Annual Youth Skeet Camp in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on June 7-8. Fifteen youth athletes aged 8 to 17 years old attended the camp. Lead instructor, NSSA Level III Benji Turner, along with four additional certified instructors, taught the camp.
Turner reported, “The ORSA Skeet Camp was awesome, campers were motivated, and some learned a lot. Some of the advanced campers picked up a few more techniques to add to their skills. We had a couple campers hit 5 and 7 targets on the first round and ended with 20 and 19. We also had some campers shoot their personal high. We were blessed with good weather and a little rain, but the campers still eagerly went outside and shot. Great staff made this camp run smoothly. Food was great, and all seemed to learn a lot and had a great time.”
“Safety is the number one goal,” said Rick Andrews, Youth Camp Director. Safety briefings were held each day before the camp began, along with the instructors stressing safety on the fields.
The camp offered instruction for beginners to advanced shooters. Gun fitting, eye dominance, proper stance and advanced techniques were taught. The ORSA skeet facility threw more than 4,000 White Flyer targets through its new Lincoln skeet machines during the clinic.
Thanks to our many ORSA members who helped with the camp, providing food and water and filling up the machines. Without these volunteers, we could not put on our camp.
The 2023 ORSA-NSSA Skeet Camp is slated for next June. Dates and entry forms will be available this winter.
– Contributed by Cletus Mitchell