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.Bow-Making Apprenticeship: Learn the skills of the bowyer! Students learn how to harvest and make your own arrows or bowstrings. Students learn to make quick bows from harvested branches as well as finer, more carefully crafted bows. Other crafts learned in this apprenticeship may include basic knife use, fire creation, feather processing and care, quiver making, and natural cordage. This apprenticeship will be based in our Guild Hall on some program days, and travel to local outdoor sites to work or harvest materials on others.
How it works
Apprentice Field Days - 9 program meetings: 1 Saturday a month, Fall - Spring. At our monthly meetings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning in nature with our teachers. Check in is at 8:45 AM and check out is at 4:30 PM. See below for scheduled dates.
Community Celebration Day - Saturday June 1.
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.
Optional Community & Family Programs - Dates Vary
Archery Apprentices and immediate family can join us for fun Community Events and our Skills Nights.
Full program tuition is $1,495. Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount. Includes: 9 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and access to our family Skills Night.