Since the founding of Fort, archery and .22 shooting in a secluded location at Main Camp have welcomed campers of all ages and skill levels. In the 1970s, camp introduced clay target shooting on an 80-acre tract of land a mile down the road, now known as Stockade 80. Over the years, the fun expanded as thousands have learned how to shoot or sharpen their skills in marksmanship while bonding together in this unique sport.
This adventure appeals to many of all ages and skill levels, thanks to the program’s legacy of providing quality instruction, supervision, and remarkable leaders. In the past decade, a collaborative effort involving experts, architects, and engineering professionals has been underway to redevelop and enhance the usage of those acres.
Phase 1 of the renovation focuses on the creation of new clay pigeon fields, catering to beginners and experts alike, complete with throwers and fully-bermed 50 and 200-yard target shooting ranges. Over $200,000 has been raised for the initial phase of the project, scheduled for completion in 2024.
We will consider future plans for this site, after completing this phase of work, and in consideration with overall Fort Future project plans.
The Construction – Plans become reality
Designs approved, permitting underway, throwers relocated
Earth moving commences mid-August 2023
Permits and Approvals – Fall 2023
Berms constructed – Fall 2023
The Drawings – Great features, great function, great times ahead
By the Numbers
Thankful for God’s provision – stewarding your resources
10 shotgun shooting stations
8 rifle shooting stations
8 pistol shooting stations
Countless bulls-eye shots!