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Welcome to the Friends of Camp Perry

Our Mission:

To promote the health and welfare of the troops who train at Camp Perry

Shooter's Memorial Plaza November 26, 2011. A balmy 68°, not bad for November in Northern Ohio!
If you live around Port Clinton, OH there is a good chance you are familiar with historic Camp Perry, which was established in 1903. Located just five miles west of Port Clinton on Hwy #2, Camp Perry has been home to the National Pistol and Rifle Matches since 1907 and draws thousands of competitors each year. Organizations housed on base year round are the Civilian Marksmanship Program which hosts the National Matches, the Air National Guard 200th RED HORSE Squadron and the Camp Perry Training Site Detachment, which manages the Camp and provides support to military and non-military users. The Friends of Camp Perry, a non-profit support organization, can now add their name to the list of residents.

The Friends of Camp Perry are comprised of residents who volunteer their time providing support to the camp. Their mission is, “to promote the health and welfare of the soldiers and sailors at Camp Perry, to preserve the heritage, history and traditions of Camp Perry and to promote a good and harmonious relationship between Camp Perry and the community.”

The organization has been around since 1995 but has only recently been legally certified as a non-military support organization officially authorized to conduct activities on the camp. Some of their projects include restoring the “Gratitude Train” and the “Baggage Station” both historical markers on post that was in dire need of repair. They also supported the Army and Air National Guard Family Welfare Program, which provided much needed relief to Soldier’s families when the 200th RED HORSE Squadron was deployed in Iraq. These are just a few of the many programs Friends of Camp Perry support. Funding for these projects come from the fund raising efforts and hard work of the group’s membership, who have hosted golf tournaments, breakfasts and even invitational matches to raise money.

2007 was a premier year for Camp Perry; celebrating its 100th anniversary as the home of the National Matches. The Friends were asked to participate in the celebration. We are eagerly looking forward to working with the Camp Perry leadership in making the next 100 years a time to remember!

For more information about the Friends of Camp Perry please continue to browse this website. To join, you can send a $20 donation along with a membership application to Friends of Camp Perry, P.O. Box 803, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Note that this is our new address! Click below to download an electronically enterable membership application in pdf format.

Last update 3/5/22
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