Archery is HOT in Chesterfield County!

*** Take a lesson and learn the ropes! ***
*** Learn form and technique! ***
*** Join a club! ***
*** Compete in a tournament! ***
*** Attend an all-archery summer camp! ***

The target archery scene in Chesterfield County continues to grow, and our archery program offerings are constantly expanding. From youth archery clubs to adult and seniors classes, there's an archery program to suit just about everyone! Most programs take place on our new instructional archery range located directly next to Rockwood Nature Center (behind the campfire area). Scroll down for a complete list of courses, clubs and full program descriptions.  Please call (804) 748-1623 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks and click the REGISTER NOW link to register for any of our archery programs using the course numbers below. Happy shooting!

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Single Courses: Take a class, learn archery skills!

Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place on the group
instructional range located directly next to Rockwood Nature
Center. Class is held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather
instruction and shooting will take place inside the nature center’s
classroom.

Introduction to Archery
Enjoy the fun of learning a new skill, from stance to follow through,
focusing on beginning form, safety and proper use of equipment.
Participants will learn the basics of archery on either simple
compound bows or recurve bows. This class focuses on group style
target archery and is taught by USA Archery certified instructors.
For ages 8 and older, adults and families welcome.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon $20
Jan. 30 Course 30595
March 5 Course 30596
April 23 Course 30597
May 14 Course 30598
Sundays, 2-4 p.m.
Feb. 28 Course 30599
March 20 Course 30600
April 10 Course 30601
May 22 Course 30602


Adult Introduction to Archery
Learn rules, safety and step-by-step shooting form for tournament
style target archery with our adjustable compound bows that suit
participants of all strengths and draw lengths. Discover a new sport
that will give a lifetime of enjoyment! Minimum age is 18.
Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-noon $20 Course 30603
Friday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20 Course 30604

Beyond the Basics: Level 1 – Archery Form Development
The first in a series of continuing archery classes, this class will focus
on more details about form and body mechanics, and is designed
for those who want to continue their development as beginning to
intermediate archers. Students may choose from compound or recurve
style bows as they work toward achieving correct body alignment and
muscle memory. All classes take place on the group instructional range
next to Rockwood Nature Center. The class is held rain or shine. In the
event of inclement weather, instruction and shooting will take place
inside the nature center’s classroom. For ages 8 and older, adults and
families welcome. PREREQUISITE: Participants must have completed
Chesterfield County’s “Introduction to Archery” course within the past
year or participated in an archery club in order to be eligible for this
program.
Sunday, March 6, 2-4 p.m. $20 Course 30605
Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon $20 Course 30606
Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m. $20 Course 30607


Beyond the Basics: Level 2 – Aiming and Scoring
Take your new found archery skills to the next level with the second
class in the intermediate series of archery courses. Participants will
learn different aiming techniques for barebow, as well as how to use a
basic target sight and the importance of your sight picture. Play some
aiming games and end the session with a mini scoring round that will
put newfound abilities to the test. All equipment is provided, or use your
own with instructor permission. PREREQUISITE: Participants must have
completed the Beyond the Basics: Level 1 course within
the past year or participated in an archery club in order to be eligible for
this program.
Sunday, April 24, 2-4 p.m. $20 Course 30608
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m.-noon $20 Course 30609



Weekly Clubs: Regular shooting for fun and practice!

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Star Shooters Youth Archery Club

During each class, participants will learn techniques, form and rules for
target archery, as well as try different types of bows (compound and
recurves), shoot archery games and perform drills for becoming a better
archer. Twice each season, kids have the opportunity to earn one the
rank patches based on personal shooting scores. Bows and equipment
are provided, or use your own with instructor approval. At the end of the
season, archers compete in a members-only tournament where kids pit
their skills against others in their age brackets. New students with no
archery experience are welcome, but must register for the New Archery
Club Member Introduction class below. Instructors are USA Archery
certified. Cost includes equipment, patches, tournament medals and
trophies. Three time slots are available but space is limited, so register
early to be assured a spot!
INDOOR: Crestwood Elementary, 7600 Whittington Dr.
Tuesdays, Jan. 19-March 15 $100 (not held March 1)
5:30-6:30 p.m. Course 30610
6:45-7:45 p.m. Course 30611
OUTDOOR: Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Tuesdays, April 19-June 7
1-2 p.m. Course 30612
4-5 p.m. Course 30613
5:30-6:30 p.m. Course 30614

Archery Club Member Introduction
(required for all students new to archery that would like to
participate in the Star Shooters School Archery Club that have
not taken the Introduction to archery course in the previous year).
Participants must be enrolled in course 30610-30614 to take this
course.
INDOOR: Crestwood Elementary, 7600 Whittington Dr.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. $10 Course 30615
OUTDOOR: Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Tuesday, April 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 Course 30616


Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Club
This club is the next step for youth archers who are experienced
shooters and are serious about taking their archery to the next
level. The Golden Arrow Archers JOAD club is a developmental
program that uses USA Archery curriculum and is open to youth,
ages 8-20. To be eligible to join the JOAD team, members must
own their own bow, have completed at least two seasons of the
Chesterfield Star Shooters After School Archery Club and be able to
shoot a score of 55 points or higher in that club (exceptions can be
made for those with substantial archery experience outside of the
Star Shooters program, i.e. NASP, etc). JOAD club registration cost
includes star pins earned and a lanyard to hold them. Additional
membership in USA Archery (www.usaarchery.org) is highly
recommended and required to compete in most tournaments, but
not required initially to participate in the JOAD program.
$100/person.
For registration information, contact Rockwood Nature Center
(804) 674-1629 or scottme@chesterfi eld.gov.
INDOOR: Crestwood Elementary, 7600 Whittington Dr.
Wednesdays, Jan. 13-March 16, 5:30-7 p.m. Course 30617
OUTDOOR: Chesterfield Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Road
Wednesday, April 13-June 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Course 30618
Wednesdays, April 13-June 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Course 30619


Adult Archery Practice
Join fellow adult archers on the large outdoor target archery range
called The Pit, located behind the Chesterfield Career and Technical
Center, for weekly practice and archery camaraderie. Archers must
bring all their own equipment and know how to use it, no formal
lessons will be given during practice times, but informal tips and
coaching from instructors will be given as needed. Distances can be
shot from 15-70 meters, all targets and FITA style target faces will
be provided.
Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Hull, 13900 Hull Street
Road
Thursdays, April 21-June 9, 6-7:30 p.m. $60 Course 30620

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Other Archery Experiences:


Group Archery Instruction - Scouts, Private Schools, Birthday Parties, Team Building and more!

Do you have a group that's interested in having their own archery class? Our USA Archery certified instructors can set up a class to meet your needs, whether is be an office get together, working on an archery scout badge, or a child's birthday party. Suitable for 4 or more participants, ages 8 and up. Call Rockwood Nature Center at (804) 674-1629 for additional information and pricing. 

Private Archery Lessons and Coaching:
For archers seeking to learn the sport in a private setting or for those looking to improve their shooting forms, shoot in a tournament or overcome a problem, there's no better way than working one-on-one with a coach or instructor. Sessions are scheduled by appointment only for one or two individuals with one of our trained USA Archery instructors or coaches. 
Call Rockwood Nature Center at (804) 674-1629 for additional information and pricing.