Kids love archery, and archery helps kids excel.
Nearly everyone can succeed at archery regardless of gender, physical abilities, or disabilities. Archery is a physical activity in which boys and girls can participate together and puts athletes and non-athletes on a level playing field.
There are many benefits to archery programs, including:
- Increased physical activity
- Gets kids out-of-doors
- Far safer than many other sports
- Teaches respect, responsibility, mental and physical discipline, increases self-esteem
- Any student can participate
- Archery is a lifetime sport that can be carried well beyond the school years.
Archery at Great Swamp NWR
Children, ages 10 and older, are invited to learn the basics of archery through this National Archery in the Schools Program. The program consists of six classes, held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. from April 12 to April 28, 2016, at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center.
The class, with state certified instructors, will include safety training, target practice, scoring and competition.
Class size is limited to 8 per session. The program is free and all equipment is provided. No prior archery experience is necessary. Registration is required. Phone 973-425-9510.
The class is open to all children, ages 10 and older, and particularly home-schooled children. Additional programs are being planned for summer and off-school hours. Check the Friends website for future announcements.
Consider signing up for this exciting new program being offered at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. It’s fun, easy, and rewarding for all.