The bow is the ultimate tool of the Ranger. Through the Trackers Archery Academy you join the ranks of our Rangers Guild, train to have the eye of the hawk and the steadiness of the owl and begin walking the path of a master archer.
Become the Archer
During this week you work with mentors to develop and hone your archery skills. Our expert instructors help you improve form, focus and accuracy. The way of the Ranger is the way of stealth. You will train in stealth, learning to flow with the forest and participate in intensive stealth games with safe foam arrows and bamboo bows.
Optional Archery Academy + Bowmaking
With this option, you will receive archery training and create your own traditional wooden bow. Craft a beautiful, hardwood tool that perfectly fits your hand. Learn a craft that has been practiced for centuries by every human civilization. For your first bow making experience, we focus on the art of tillering and shaping the exact bend required to launch your arrow in true flight. Bowmaking is hard work and a significant portion of the week is spent woodworking and hewing the bow at our indoor shop. Your hard work will be rewarded with the knowledge and skills needed to continue with the bowyer’s craft.
The Trackers Archery Experience
Trackers Archery Academy programs represent years of experience training both youth and adults in archery. While others might be content to simply hit a target or offer "camp-archery", our Rangers continue to train, living the skills they teach. We offer this same legacy and professional experience to our students as they move through the rewarding and ongoing levels of our Archery Academy.