UMaine Extension to host National 4-H Shooting Sports instructor training

University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond has been selected to host the 2016 National 4-H Shooting Sports instructor training this summer at 17 Conservation Lane, Bryant Pond.

This is the first time Maine has been selected to host the event, which will be held Monday through Friday, June 6–10.

The 4-H instructor training, held in one or two locations each year, attracts participants from around the country. Open to Level I instructors, the training includes youth development, risk management and safety, and opportunities to share knowledge and ideas.

Upon successful completion, participants become certified as a Level II instructor trainer, which allows them to train instructors in their home state in one of several shooting sports disciplines, including archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and pistol.

The $300 registration fee includes meals and lodging. Financial assistance is available for Maine instructors on a first-come, first-served basis. The training is sponsored by Cabela’s.

Level I instructor training also will be held April 15–17 at Bryant Pond. Level I certification is required to teach shooting sports to youth under 18.

Registration and more information are online.

For more information, to register for the Level II training in June, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Ron Fournier, 207.665.2068,