Hillsdale College Announces Upcoming USA Shooting Junior Olympic Development Camp Dates

The Hillsdale College John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center will host 2024’s Junior Oympic Development Camps. The camps, which are open to intermediate-to-advanced trap and skeet shooters ages 12-20, will take place from July 14 to 19 (Trap) and from July 21 to 26 (Skeet).

The Junior Olympic Development Camps are designed to help promising young shooters advance in the Olympic shotgun disciplines, providing Olympic hopefuls with advanced training from national team members, former Olympians, and world champions. “These are some of the most promising young shooters in the country — maybe even the world,” said Caitlin Connor Royer, assistant program development and competition manager for Hillsdale College’s Halter Center and multi-time World Cup Medalist. “These camps provide them with the coaching and mentorship they need to take it to the next level. USA Shooting is already one of the top programs in the world. Events like this ensure it will become even stronger.”

Following each camp, the Halter Center will host the Junior Olympic Championships for each respective discipline, meaning camp attendees —should they choose to compete — will have the opportunity to test their mettle against one another on the national stage. Some may even qualify for the Junior Olympic team. “The Halter Center really is the perfect place to host these events,” said Royer. “Its shooting sports facilities are state-of-the-art, and lodging, meal, and transportation accommodations provided by Hillsdale College help everyone to concentrate on what they are here to do — shoot.”

About the John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center

The Halter Center is a state-of-the-art shooting facility located five miles from the Hillsdale College campus. Opened in 2008, the Center aims to introduce individuals to shooting sports and encourage interest across all levels of experience. The Halter Center also serves an educational purpose by promoting the principles of the Constitution and teaching beginner and experienced shooters in various classes. Home to Hillsdale College’s collegiate shooting teams and the USA national team, the Halter Center is also a resource for the public through camps, conferences, and other programming. For more information, visit?

Hillsdale College has been the home of the USA Shooting National Team since 2019 and has hosted the Junior Olympic Nationals in shotgun, Senior Nationals in shotgun, the Para Grand Prix in shotgun, Part One Olympic Trials for the 2024 Olympics, and Junior Olympic Trap and Skeet development camps and championships. The Center boasts 113 range acres, four international skeet fields, a 22-station sporting clays course, five international bunkers, a small arms range, an action shooting range, a five-stand range, an international archery range, nine American Trap fields, and an AcuSport lodge and grill.