Junior Shooters Attend USA Shooting Junior Olympic Development Camps

Junior Shooters Attend USA Shooting Junior Olympic Development Camps

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College’s John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, in partnership with USA Shooting, hosted the 2023 Junior Olympic Development Camps from June 19-24. The camps focused on bunker trap and skeet and included instruction from USA Shooting Olympians and National Team members.

“This year’s camps were a huge success. The shooters were competitive and definitely there to learn,” said Caitlin Connor Royer, assistant program development and competition manager at the Halter Center. “It’s always great to partner with USA Shooting to host this event.”

Twenty-nine shooters attended the camps. They were housed on campus with meals provided by AcuSport Grille, the Halter Center’s restaurant open to patrons from the community at large. Coaches for this year’s camp included national team members, Olympic medalists, world champions, and World Cup medalists. In addition to training, campers received campus tours and a lesson on the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment from Hillsdale College history professor David Raney.

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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 USA Shooting 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.

About Hillsdale College?

Hillsdale College is an independent, nonsectarian, Christian liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest,?Imprimis, with a circulation of more than?6.4 million. For more information, visit?