Annual Nick Van Benschoten Youth Pheasant Hunt – Jim Burke
Sunday, November 10 and is open to youth members ages 12-18.
The youth sporting clays / 5 stand was held on Aug 11. Two young men spent the morning doing the sporting clays range. Had a bite to eat and shot a few rounds of the 5 stand . Sean and Sasha ( I hope I spelled their names right) both did very well and are looking forward October's squirrel outing. Pics are here , here ,here , here , and here
DEC Summer Camps program
2020 Registration for DEC Camp (Camp Colby, etc.) begins at 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Please notify Gary Simpkins at 215-989-2007 if you have a youth between 11 and 17 years of age who would like to attend. Spots fill up fast, so notify Gary as soon as possible and go to the DEC website to register early. I have a document with information from the DEC Website in PDF format attached to this email. Please direct any questions about the Camps to Gary. www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html .
- Once all six campers are registered, the club will receive a scholarship to send a seventh child to camp for free. So please let Gary know when registering for camp, so we can claim our 7th sponsorship.
@ our June 2014 meeting, our very own resident "Eagle Scout" Adam Day gave a presentation on his journey to attain his Eagle Scout status and his appreciation to the club in helping him to meet his goals. Glencadia presented Adam with a plaque to commemorate his achievement (here). Also, the club has agreed to donate some money for Bill Glasser to help achieve his Eagle Scout goals.
( The Junior Olympic Rifle Team will be practicing Mon nights 6-8 )
The club is now sponsoring the Columbia County Junior Olympic rifle team. They will be home based at our indoor range, and as of Monday 2/23, they will be using the downstairs range on Monday nights from 6-8 pm. Here is a dissertation from the team's coach,
"The Columbia County Junior Olympic Shooting Program Rifle Team has been in existence since 1984. It's junior shooters have shot in competitions locally, throughout the Northeast, and at the National Shooting Championships held at Camp Perry, OH. Former shooters have shot on NCAA Rifle Teams and have attended invite-only camps at the US Olympic Training Center. Long time Coach Peter Burke passed away very unexpectedly in August 2014, but his daughter Kathy has taken over coaching responsibilities. The team just started using the indoor range at the Glencadia Rod & Gun Club as it's home range, and has been made to feel very welcome! New team members are not being accepted at this time, but if you have any questions or interest, you can contact Kathy Burke at 518-929-2709".
The kids are our future, here's another investment into ours and theirs.
Here's a pic of three of the team member's after April's meet.
Kalista Kopec, James Baisley and Justine Marotta .