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Archery Apprenticeship

9-Month Archery Training Program

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Does your child want to train in archery skills and stealth with our Rangers Guild?  We have several options to train year round and take your child's accuracy, form, and technique to the next level.

A Year of Archery Training

Join the ranks of the Archery Rangers! This apprenticeship program takes youth and teens on a journey through the many worlds of archery. We train with the traditional wood bow of our Rangers Guild and also use modern laminate, recurve, compound, longbow, and more. 

Apprentices attend a training field-day one monthly Saturday from September to May.  Check out the class schedule below.

Archery Apprenticeship:  Our craft includes target archery in our indoor range and at local outdoor ranges.  We loose arrows from a line and 3D ranges, along with a traditional woodland styles, such as from a knee, crouched in a bush, or on the move. Your bow and your arrow become an extension of the self. Experience the care and respect that comes with the discipline and philosophy that encompasses being an Archery Ranger. Plus, learn wilderness camouflage, invisibility, and the flow of the forest in order to stealthily move within it.

How it Works

Schedule

1 weekend a month, September - May. At our Monthly Training Weekends, Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert mentors. See below for dates and available schedules.

Single Saturdays - 1 Saturday per month; 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM. Available for Grades 1-8. The most flexibility for families.

Also Included: 

  • Graduation Day community picnic - Saturday May 30
  • Holiday Family Party - Saturday December 14
  • Additional optional Community & Family Events - Dates Vary
  • Monthly community skills night - 2nd Wednesday of the month, September - May
  • Mora wood carving knife

Tuition

Tuition is divided into 9 equal monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full in mid-August for a 5% discount.

Single Saturdays: Tuition is $1,495 ($166 per month)

This program comes with...

  • One year of our Archery Apprenticeship Program
  • Skill building weekends once a month - monthly weekend single training days
  • Mentoring with expert instructors at Trackers
  • Rangers Guild t-shirt to represent your Apprenticeship

Download 2019-20 Info Packet


2019-20 Class Schedule

Class is one weekend a month, beginning in September and running through our Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck in May. Please check your availability on these dates carefully, as we are unable to switch days between schedules or provide credit for missed program days after enrollment.  

Grade 2-8: Schedule B: Saturdays

  • September 14, 2019: Field Day
  • October 5, 2019: Field Day
  • October 26, 2019: Field Day
  • November 16, 2019: Field Day
  • December 14, 2019: Optional Holiday Party
  • January 18, 2020: Field Day
  • February 8, 2020: Field Day
  • March 7, 2020: Field Day
  • March 21, 2020: Make-Up Day IF NEEDED
  • April 18, 2020 Field Day
  • May 9, 2020 Field Day
  • May 30, 2020: Community Graduation Potluck Picnic

Registration Policy Information

Tuition

Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.

Grade 2-8 (Single Saturdays Only): 2019-20 program tuition is $1,495. Includes: 9 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and Mora knife. 

Registration

To secure your space for Fall 2019 we require a non-refundable $75 deposit per child. Tuition is divided into nine equal payments which will be charged on the first of the month from September through May. A 5% discount will be applied for tuition paid in full by August 15, 2019.  

Please note that registrations are for the entirety of the program; however, we do allow for mid-season withdrawals per our cancellation policy (see below). If you are unable to provide your deposit now due to financial hardship, please contact us directly so we may make alternate arrangements. Limited scholarships are available in cases of financial need; please see our scholarship page for deadlines and application information.

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Because of our small group sizes, we are greatly impacted by mid-session cancellations and withdrawals. Please carefully look at the calendar dates above and weigh well if this is a commitment that fits with your family's schedule and needs. Nevertheless, we understand that the needs of families may change during the year. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • We request a two-week courtesy notice prior to withdrawals.
  • For all withdrawals from apprenticeship programs, a withdrawal fee equal to one monthly payment will apply.
  • After the withdrawal fee has been subtracted, we will refund any pre-paid tuition prorated for time not attended.
  • We cannot offer credit for program days due to illness, family vacations, etc.