Shooting Sports Camp

Registration is now open!

Session 1: July 9-14, 2018   |   Session 2: July 16-21, 2018

Want to spend more time working on your Archery and Rifle proficiency than you would find at a regular camp? Interested in pistol shooting and tomahawk throwing?rifle02 (Medium)

The Camp Josepho Shooting Sports Camp is a week-long program that provides intensive training on Rifle and Pistol Shooting, Archery, and Tomahawk throwing as Scouts can either earn the respective Merit Badges or NRA Marksman Qualifications. By working closely with volunteer staff experts in a small program, Scouts will get more time on the range than in any traditional Boy Scout program, and will also get specific training on gun safety and maintenance, hunting and gun ownership law, and much more. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Rifle Shooting and Archery Merit Badges, but those that already have those Merit Badges will earn their NRA qualifications for Pro Marksman or Expert Marksman. When not on the range, Scouts will have events in the pool, hikes in the surrounding chaparral (and the old Murphy Ranch Ruins therein), as well as campfires and camp-wide games.

This program involves pistol shooting, it is only available to Venture Scouts. Boys over the age of 14 or who are 13 and have completed the 8th Grade can attend as Venture Scouts if they simply fill out an application (there is no additional charge).

When: Session 1: July 9-14, 2018, Session 2: July 16-21, 2018

Cost: $250/camper ($225 before April 1st),

$175/adult shooter $90/adult non-shooter

To register for the 2018 Shooting Sports Camp, click the links above!

2016 Parent Guide

  • Rules of the Road

    Check out our Rules of the Road before coming to camp


    Important Forms

    Financial assistance is available for qualified campers that can partially cover the fee for attending camp. Fill out the application here and submit it even if you are after the stated deadline.


    Shooting Sports permission slip, this will allow your scout to participate in Rifle or BB shooting. Fill out the Permission Slip and bring it with you to camp.


    Medical Forms, these are the standard forms you and your scout will need to attend camp. Fill out the Medical Form and bring it with you to camp. For a weekend camp, Parts A & B, for a resident camp Parts A, B, & C are required.

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