BFTA Educational FoundationThe BFTA Educational Foundation provides educational opportunities for families, youth, and young adults on firearm safety and the joy of shooting sports.

Thanks to the generosity of the BFTA Educational Foundation, Boondocks FTA™ is able to offer the following programs free of charge:

  • Family Firearm Safety Course (ages 6-16)
  • Youth Firearm Safety Summer Camp (ages 12-16)
  • Young Adults Personal Protection (ages 16-24)
  • Boonie the Sheepdog (Pre-K thru 4th-grade children)

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Education is the KEY to keeping our children safe!

Family Firearm Safety Course

This half-day course incorporates the entire family and teaches both parents and children how to safely include a firearm as part of a home protection plan. The class also introduces modern techniques to safely store firearms in the home, while still having quick access to them in case of an emergency.

Children also learn how to respond if they find themselves in a situation where they or their friends find a "hidden" firearm in their home or the home of a friend.  After a short classroom session, the kids head to the range with certified firearms instructors and learn how to be safe and have fun on the range. Parents soon follow and get a chance to join their children on the range for a little family firearms fun shoot.

Pre-requisite - None
Course Cost - Free through the BFTA Educational Foundation
​Child Age Range - About 6 to 16
Course Length - 3-4 Hours

What to bring -  Eye protection, ear protection (if you have it), ball cap/sun visor

Firearms and Ammunition are provided for all students.

Youth Firearm Safety Summer Camp

A two-day course designed for kids 12 to 16 years of age that focuses on Firearms Marksmanship and Safety. The course is taught by certified firearms instructors who regularly work with youth to teach safe gun handling techniques and the fundamentals of shooting pistols, rifles, and shotguns.  Students learn the different actions and shooting positions for bench rest, prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing.

Pre-requisite - None
Course Cost - Free through the BFTA Educational Foundation 
Child Age Range - 12 to 16
Course Length - 2 Days

What to bring - Eye protection, ear protection (if you have it), ball cap/sun visor

Firearms and Ammunition are provided for all students.

Firearms, Ammunition, and Lunch are provided for all students!

Young Adults Personal Protection

This two-day course is designed for young adults 16 years of age and up.  Students will learn how to incorporate situational awareness into their everyday routine, how to respond to active shooter scenarios, and engage in discussions about real life threats and life saving techniques. Students will also learn about non-lethal defensive tools, and get an introduction to handgun safety and the fundamentals of shooting; including live fire exercises with both pistols and revolvers on the range.  Students will then get the chance to try out these new skills in Boondocks' Lethal Force Simulator.

Pre-requisite - None
Course Cost - 
FREE through the BFTA Educational Foundation
Young Adult Age Range: About 16-24
Course Length - 2 Days

What to bring -  Eye protection, ear protection (if you have it), long-sleeved shirt, ball cap / sun visor

​Firearms, Ammunition and Lunch is provided for all students!

Boonie the Sheepdog

A useful tool in educating our youth has been through our Mascot, Boonie.  Boonie the Sheepdog has been adopted by Boondocks Firearms Training Academy™ to help them share a simple message of what to do should you come across a gun.

This program is geared to Pre-K thru 4th Grade Children. He's approachable as well as knowledgeable on gun safety.

Boonie is available for Schools, Churches, Day Cares or Parties. He would love the opportunity to come visit your children and share this important message. There is no cost to have Boonie visit your organization.

Call 769-972-2382 or visit Boonie's Facebook Page or our Non Profit Educational Foundation to learn more or schedule a visit from Boonie the Sheepdog and his trainer!

Boonie the Sheepdog