2017 Archery Camp at Big Woods Goods

5 Day Archery Program

June 12-16, 2017    Ages 9 to 17

Our archery program is intended for all participants to develop their archery skills while having fun and interacting with other archers. Archers will learn the basics of archery through form, aiming technique and the safety of archery while progressing to more advanced techniques. Archers will be able to put their skills to the test while participating in games and activities during the week.

Archery equipment will be provided for the week. Participants may bring their own suitable equipment upon approval by the coaches.

Archers will be supervised by Level III and Level II coaches.


  • Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory.
  • Participation is from 9:30am to 2:00pm each day
  • Students are encouraged to start every morning with a balanced meal. This will help them to have more energy, better concentration, and to stay alert throughout the day. 
  • Be sure to bring a sack lunch of nutritious foods daily, along with snacks and a full water bottle.
  • A small refrigerator will be available for any foods that need to stay cold.
  • Parents: please notify the coaches of any food allergies that your child may have.  We highly recommend that food not be shared between the students.
  • We require that all clothing be modest and appropriate. Shirts must fit comfortably. Exposure of bare midriff or bare back is prohibited. Shorts will need to be no shorter 5” from the top of kneecap. 
  • Closed toe shoes only please. Open-toed shoes, flip flops and sandals are unacceptable while participating at camp.
  • We will be rotating between the indoor and outdoor archery ranges each day. You will want to dress in layers for changing temperatures. 
  • Sunscreen is a must and applying periodically through the day is highly recommended. 

Mandatory:  Student  must be a USA Archery Recreational Member ($15), or higher, 

prior to first day of class to participate.

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Please bring your membership card on the first day of class.

Fee Per Student: $250.

(Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.)


Camp schedule is Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 2:00pm each day.

Monday

Introduction to the range

Rules and procedures

Intro: Alignment and Release Drills

Demonstrations

Hand out equipment

Coached first shot

Pulling arrows

Practice

Taking down a bow

Put equipment away

Tuesday

Hand out equipment

Review: Alignment and Release skills

Practice

Intro: Stance and Posture

Practice skills

Targets or game (balloons)

Put equipment away

Shirt sizes         

Wednesday

Hand out equipment

Review previous drills

Practice

Intro: Bow Hand Position and Elbow Rotation drills

Practice skills

Tie dye shirts after lunch

Targets or game

Put equipment away

Thursday

Hand out equipment

Review previous drills

Practice

Intro: Setting the Hook

Practice skills

Screen print after lunch

Scavenger hunt

Targets or game

Put equipment away

Friday

Hand out equipment

Review previous drills

Practice

Intro: Side of Face Anchor  

Practice skills

Competition or game

Put equipment away

Awards

Shirt signing