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NRA Whittington Center

Do you know a young man or women
with a passion for firearms and the great outdoors?


The NRA Whittington Center Adventure camp offers an opportunity for young men and women to learn about firearms, shooting sports, sportsmanship and experience the responsibility and thrill of hunting big game, all under the guidance of the most skilled firearms instructors and outdoor specialists in the nation.  There is no summer camp experience quite like it in the world!


Contestants are to submit an essay, in no more than 150 words, detailing

What does the 2nd Amendment Mean to Me.”  
Contestants essays will be reviewed by a committee and a winner will be announced on or before May 1, 2017

Youth Participants Winners
1st Place ~ NRA Whittington Center Youth Adventure camp* (June 25—July 7)
*1st Place includes $500 travel or equipment assistance; however winner is responsible for any additional cost.
2nd Place ~ Hunting Rifle (caliber choice .22, .243 or .308)
3rd Place ~ Fall Youth hunt with Mentor (doe or hog)
Prizes provided have been donated by supporters of the TSRA & TSRA Foundation.

2016 Winner M. Franks

2016 Winner M. Franks

Rules & Notification of Winner

ESSAY RULES: Each essay must be accompanied by the below entry form and all applicants must obtain their parent or guardians consent to enter.  All applicants are encouraged to research and involve parents or teachers; however your essay MUST be your original composition and CAN NOT CONTAIN YOUR NAME OR YOUR PARENTS NAME.  If your name is included in the essay, it will be rejected.

CONTEST RULES: The contest is open to boys & girls between the ages of 13 – 17 as of June 2, 2017. The essay must be no more than 150 words, typewritten and postmarked or emailed no later than April 7, 2017 to be considered and reviewed by the TSRA Foundation Essay Review committee.  Upon receipt of your essay the applicant will be assigned a control number.  Your control number will give the TSRA Foundation Essay Review committee the ability to judge entries on a NO NAME basis. 

The winner will be notified on or before April 28, 2017, will need to commit to the Adventure camp dates of June 25—July 7 and have all paperwork turned in by May 12, 2017.   If for any reason the applicant cannot commit to the above dates, they will forfeit their place and a runner up will be contacted. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Questions may be directed to Angela Gerlich or call 512-426-1329.