In the Archery project youth will:
Learn safe and responsible use of bow and arrow
Shoot with proper form
Care for bows and arrows
Score targets and shoot with a recurve bow
Prepare to compete in tournaments
Age: 9 and older (must turn 9 before December 31, 2023)
Limit: 8 archers per meeting due to space and equipment limitations
When: Fridays once a month 5:30-7:30 Sept-Oct and Mar-May weather dependent.
Where: Meetings in Castro Valley near Vannoy. Target shooting at Redwood Bowman Archery Club in Oakland.
Cost: Redwood Bowman Club has a suggested $5 donation to use their archery range per visit.
Project Leaders: Megan Hornbecker and Jennifer Zaretzka
Teen Leader: Fiona
Tentative Meeting Plan:
Sep 24 Safety Meeting, instructions, archery practice
Oct 6 Icebreakers, safety, training, target practice
Oct 20 Icebreakers, safety, training, target practice
Feb 9 Safety Meeting, instructions, archery range practice
Mar 15 Icebreakers, safety, training, target practice
Apr 12 Icebreakers, safety, training, target practice
May 10 Safety, training, archery trail practice
More dates TBD
Help find a local space
Do you know anyone with a large enough property that we could set up a range so all members could participate at the same time? If they meet the 4-H range layout requirements all meetings would be fully covered by 4-H insurance so no homeowner risk is involved. We have volunteers that can set up and maintain the range.