ARCHERY & RIFLERY
Mt. Gilead Staff
Mt. Gilead has been around for over 60 years, we believe in keeping traditions alive and sticking with what we do best! Whether it’s shooting our .22 caliber rifles with an NRA certified instructor on hand or challenging your bunkmates to a good ol’ bullseye contest at the Archery Range; Mt. Gilead offers all the camping classics that make camp special!
Our archery and riflery activities are 50 minutes to one hour in length and are taught by Mt. Gilead staff. The activity instructors have been trained to safely teach the activities on a recreational level, with limited time each period spent on skill practice or drills.
Our campers love the traditional camp activity of archery. Some may start at a simple 15 yard shooting range and some begin at 20. Their range increases with their skill level progression. Archery skill instructors emphasize safety and fun. There is often a great thrill derived from a camper hitting their first bull’s eye after quality one-on-one teaching from our staff.
Riflery is a perennial favorite for our campers. They look forward to a skill where they are taught the basics of marksmanship. These include safety, trigger pull, sighting, and positions. Our certified instructors teach on NRA guidelines and offer chances for skill advancement. Many campers bring home one of their favorite keepsakes…their first bull’s eye target.