Trijicon is pleased to announce its ongoing support of the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp, held annually in Raton, New Mexico. The NRA lead camp program provides young men and women from all walks of life with an opportunity to learn about the shooting sports and safe firearms handling while experiencing the thrill of the hunt, all under the guidance of the most skilled firearms instructors and outdoor specialists in the nation.

Trijicon has donated many of the program’s optics, including its AccuPoint riflescopes, ACOG scopes and RMR red dot sights to help NRA instructors teach the safe fundamentals of handgun, rifle, muzzleloader and shotgun shooting. The camp extends this experience far beyond range basics, strengthening each camper through training in such activities as wilderness map reading, hunting camp preparation, animal tracking, care of harvested game and an understanding of wildlife management techniques — all in lessons designed to encourage leadership and build team spirit.

“We firmly believe that the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp is one of the world’s finest youth-oriented outdoor programs,” said Susan Belanger, Trijicon’s Senior Marketing Coordinator. “We have personally attended these events and feel confident that our participation helps to encourage the next generation of American hunters and shooters.”

Each Adventure Camp culminates in the Trijicon-sponsored hunting skills competition.

The course is designed to present campers with real-world hunting scenarios in a simulated experience in which they must verify proper licenses, safely navigate the trails with rifles and ammo and determine if the shot is ethical and if appropriate, execute a lethal shot. Each winner is presented with a new Trijicon AccuPoint riflescope for their achievements.

The 2012 NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp is underway, and is already booked to capacity for 2013.  Registration for 2014 opens July 1, 2012. Please visit www.nrawc.org/adventure/index.html for more information.

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