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NEW! Assistant Shotgun Instructor needed. June 7-July 9

Started by TaosGlock, August 21, 2015, 08:08:20 PM

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TaosGlock

All Positions filled except Asst. SG Instructor. See last post!
Thanks!
TG

After 4 years, I have been moved up from Head Rifle Instructor and appointed to Camp Director by the National Rifle Association WC staff.
This 'volunteer job' is in addition to my normal Appleseed duties.

For 2016 I have some volunteer positions to fill for instructors, etc.

Info linky here with APP for staff/instructor
http://www.nrawc.org/wc-experience/youth-programs/
Camp dates are: June 7th (you arrive to check in) and July 11 (you check out).
If you want to arrive earlier or stay later you must handle your own food/lodging.
The NRA WC ADVC is 5 weeks of volunteer work broken down into 2 separate sessions of 60 campers per session.
Each session is about 2 weeks long each with a 3 day break in between sessions. Which means shooting time for instructors!

The first week is 'Orientation'. You meet other staff, present your COF, learn the ropes, tour the range, and basically get "oriented" with the whole scheme of how camp works. You also take a First Aid/CPR course where you will get your certification.
Then the campers arrive and you begin the first 2 week session. Plenty of time to shoot in the evening!

Like Appleseed, this is all volunteer and extremely rewarding. You get a small travel stipend and 3 hots and a cot.
Actually, twice a day you will get wholesome and all you can eat meals are in the cafeteria (sack lunch when on the ranges).
You will room in one of the prestigious Founders Cabins on the most beautiful range in the world.

As the Executive Director, Wayne Armacost will say, "Adventure Camp is about being safe and having fun"!

And I will add that there is top notch instruction/instructors at Adventure Camp.

Positions I need to fill for 2016: (firearms instructors are always instructing in a pair)

First position, foremost and most important: RIFLE Instructor.
I need two rifle certified rifle instructors, NRA Certification minimum. But I prefer a much higher standard.
This after all this is called the National RIFLE Association Whittington Center.
Most any IIT or above will actually do fine. Red hats will rock.  And I will be there to help you out as needed.
I use a very simplified, but nearly same COF as Appleseed.
Positional shooting on scored paper plus steel quals at 200 and 300 yards up on the mountain and in the woods.
I built the steel range tee hee...and there are over 7 other well hidden steel ones to 400 yards that calculate out to about 2-3MOA. If they can find it they can shoot it! From 22-30 cal!

After doing 8 nearly equivalent Appleseeds back to back, you will be pretty polished for your next Appleseed!

Wayne Armocost, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Whittington Center said to me at our final staff AAR, "over the last 4 years the bar has been set extremely high for this (rifle) position." Hey, we are Appleseeders right! 
I want to keep up this excellent instructional tradition...Nationwide and historically, it is called the National RIFLE Association for a reason!

I will review all the apps and it will be first come first served when we get a group of obviously awesome and qualified, hopefully Appleseed, instructors.

Other positions to be filled:
Transportation:
1.) I need one school bus certified bus driver for a standard length SB.

2.) I need two regular drivers (regular DL ok) to drive mini-vans around the range to the various shooting disciplines.
You will deliver water and lunches at the range. Lunches are in large, make that huge bear proof coolers.
The range staff will help unload if necessary.

3.)POSITION FILLED! Muzzleloader
I need 2 Muzzleloader instructors. NRA Certified or solid ML teaching skills.
This is the foundational firearm that birthed our nation!  A great chance to add history and marksmanship to your COF.

4.) Shotgun
I need 2 NRA certified in this category (at minimum). If you are a top notch trainer, instructor (even w/o NRA Certification) then you will be strongly considered.

5.) Medical Person.
Retired Doc, NP, EMT, etc.

NOTE. The firearms disciplines are set up in 2 day modules for each group of 14 campers.
A day of instruction and fun shooting-lots of that! Next day is an exam.
On the second day you end at noon. Which is time to go shooting!
Then you have your evening class of for 2 hours after dinner in the cafeteria is over. Here is a quickie synopsis of the evening class:

Rifle. You may be at the famous Tubb High Power Range shooting paper at 1000 yards. But most likely, at the behest of me, now at the Barrett 800, 900,1400 yard steel in a wilderness like setting! The campers shoot a Barrett 50 cal semi auto rifle with a Leupold Mil Dot Scope. They then, walk 30 yards down to the next rifle where they will shoot an extremely accurate F-Class type Savage 308 with Leupold Mil Dot scope to 800, 900 and 1400 yards. Yes you can hear the shots! Amazing and all the campers cheer each other on!   The ammo for the Barrett and the rifle is supplied by Ronnie Barrett himself! The 308 ammo is donated by Hornady and is the super accurate Hornady 168 grain Amax. Both of these rifles are sub-moa which makes for some incredible results down range!
I will be there to guide you thru this fun and awesome experience, before camp or with the first session of campers so no worries.
My duties are different this year.

Muzzleloader. This is where you guys bring out, not muzzleloaders, but accurate 308 rifles is at the silhouette range to shoot chickens, turkeys, pigs and rams to 500M ann then to shoot the famous White Buffalo at 1000M! Yeah the muzzle loader guys/campers get to have some serious range time too! You can shoot steel to 300M at the smaller muzzleloader range with the ML's. This is where you spend most of your instructional time.

Shotgun. You guys are at the world class sporting clays area.

This is like doing 8 back to back 2 day Appleseeds with 3 days off halfway thru. After Session 1 leaves and on the evening of the 3rd day off, Session 2 starts. Then it is rinse and repeat. I use a simplified Appleseed COF. Kids (are called Campers) ages are 13-16 on average with about 40% girls.

It is a most rewarding experience and the camp is really about leadership and taking personal responsibility for oneself using marksmanship, etc., as the disciplinary spear of the program. There are many firearms disciplines taught at this camp all in 2 day blocks, pistol, shotgun, muzzleloader and rifle. All ammo and firearms and accessories are provided by the industry sponsors who have said "this is the best outdoor camp in America". 
http://www.nrawc.org/media/1455/2012_nrawc_adventurecampbrochure.pdf

Also taught are archery, compass, knot tying, camp skills, hunt skills (taught by NM certified Hunter Ed. instructors-me) and outdoor cook skills (by the late teen senior councillors). All campers will receive their hunter education card when they are done.
This in addition to their Leadership training which is woven in between all the other activities.

They finally do a 3 day camp out where they learn to put together all their skills.
The final exam is a walk thru complete with target detection and positional rifle shooting on simulated big game targets!

The evening of the last day of the program is called Banquet-a sort of graduation where top awards are given for First, Second and Third place winners in every discipline taught, firearms and otherwise. There is a top camper award. All these are voted on by the instructors. So you keep notes/records on your campers. You get to go up in front of the entire audience of usually over a hundred, which includes NRA staff, NRA Founders and parents and siblings to give a quick synopsis of what they did and announce winners.

When they announce your names and the discipline you taught there are usually cheers of jubilance from the campers/counsellor staff as the instructors walk up to take the mike. Mostly they remember that how no matter how cold, hot, tired or apprehensive they were, you as the instructor were there to gently coach them to their very best while making it safe and most of all FUN! This is actually their acknowledgement of you!

Whatever your job, you must work well as a team with the other instructors and staff and most especially these young folks.
The counsellors can run the line pretty good while you walk the line and instruct-much like Appleseed.

Many of these young folks/campers come locally from a neighboring states and some have attended an Appleseed. They are among the cream of the crop of youth to begin with.

They leave as wide awake and enthusiastic citizens-you have to be here to believe it!
Posterity.....
Plenty of 7th stepping opportunities and the staff at the NRA WC loves our program!


Send me a PM, then fill out an APP from the link:
http://www.nrawc.org/media/15667/advc2016staffapplication.pdf

Oh and guess what you can do on your time off each day at one of the most vast and beautiful range in the world?

Main Link:  http://www.nrawc.org/

FaceBook Pics here :
https://www.facebook.com/AdventureCamp



89 fantastic Appleseeds since 2008/24 Libertyseeds!
Adventure Camp Director/Current Lead Rifle Instructor: NRA WC Raton,NM
New Mexico's first Rifleman: Sept. 2008 NRAWC
Their walls are filled with cannonballs, their motto is don't tread on me-Grateful Dead
Liberty is not a cruise ship full of pampered passengers. It is a man of war and we are all crew-Boston T. Party
"Make no mistake, when you cheer for the people of the American Revolution, you are cheering for traitors and criminals.
They broke the law, because liberty is always illegal"- Larken Rose

TaosGlock

89 fantastic Appleseeds since 2008/24 Libertyseeds!
Adventure Camp Director/Current Lead Rifle Instructor: NRA WC Raton,NM
New Mexico's first Rifleman: Sept. 2008 NRAWC
Their walls are filled with cannonballs, their motto is don't tread on me-Grateful Dead
Liberty is not a cruise ship full of pampered passengers. It is a man of war and we are all crew-Boston T. Party
"Make no mistake, when you cheer for the people of the American Revolution, you are cheering for traitors and criminals.
They broke the law, because liberty is always illegal"- Larken Rose

TaosGlock

Last position to fill.  ;)  One of my SG instructors cancelled. :-\

The NRA Whittington Center is looking for an Assistant Shotgun Instructor for their youth Adventure Camp in Raton, NM. Dates are from June 7 to July 9. You need to be NRA SG certified or have a good resume otherwise. These youth from 13-17 also learn rifle, pistol, muzzle loader and archery. As well as outdoor cook skills, compass. They will also become hunter ed certified for New Mexico.
The camp also includes a built in leadership program and campers learn to take personal responsibility for themselves in a way never imagined. There is a great support staff here of youth and adults.
The camp is supported by contributors like, Glock, Ruger, Hornady and over 2 dozen others. The sponsors say that the "Adventure Camp is the most important camp of it's kind for our youth".
It as all volunteer. But you get a travel stipend, you get 3 meals in the cafeteria and a room in one the very nice Founder's Cabins. It for the good of the country as our youth are so important. You will have fun and serve your country in a way you never imagined.
If you can't make it please pass on the word. I know there are lots of shotgunners around here.
Each AM we start with the raising of the flag and the National Anthem, followed by the pledge and the AM prayer. Then breakfast and then off to the ranges!
Oh and bring some firearms. This is one of the most beautiful and extensive ranges in the world. You will have a bit of free time each day. Contact me here on the Appleseed messenger if you are interested.
Oh and I am the Camp Director and you get to work with me, how cool is that.  ;)
I taught rifle for 5 years previously and love this camp.
Link: http://www.nrawc.org/wc-experience/youth-programs/
General NRAWC vid: http://www.nrawc.org/wc-experience/check-out-our-video/
This is once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss!
89 fantastic Appleseeds since 2008/24 Libertyseeds!
Adventure Camp Director/Current Lead Rifle Instructor: NRA WC Raton,NM
New Mexico's first Rifleman: Sept. 2008 NRAWC
Their walls are filled with cannonballs, their motto is don't tread on me-Grateful Dead
Liberty is not a cruise ship full of pampered passengers. It is a man of war and we are all crew-Boston T. Party
"Make no mistake, when you cheer for the people of the American Revolution, you are cheering for traitors and criminals.
They broke the law, because liberty is always illegal"- Larken Rose