Summer Camp 2017

the range at dusk For both sessions, there are two groups, Experienced and Novice, based on several factors including age, experience, and competitive goals.

The Experienced camp is designed as a competition training camp that focuses not only on form and shooting, but also on all the other critical parts of archery that competitive shooters must know such as bow maintenance and tuning. Archers currently and regularly involved in Stanford's JOAD program should sign up for the Experienced camp.

The Novice camp will teach similar skills, though at a slightly more basic level. It is intended for kids who are new to the sport and looking for a positive first experience with archery.

During the camp, archers will not only become proficient in shooting a bow, but will also receive instruction on other archery essentials such as bow tuning, arrow maintenance, self-analysis, troubleshooting and tournament etiquette. Additional activities will include arrow making, target making, and various fun shoots (balloon shoots, etc).

Both beginner and advanced archers will receive high level instruction from experienced members of the Stanford Archery Team. Because of the excellent student-to-counselor ratio, the specific camp activities can be tailored to the attending archers.

For many of the archers, the camp is a launching pad for participation in our JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program which meets every Sunday. Learn more about the Stanford JOAD Program and the national JOAD program.

Pricing + Dates

PricingThe cost for one session is $700. We offer a $75 discount if your child has attended at least 5 of our JOAD sessions in the past year (be sure to note that when you sign up).

Dates of sessionsThere are two consecutive sessions, each four days long (Mon-Thurs) from 9am-3pm.

Session 1: Monday, June 19, 2017, to Thursday, June 22, 2017
Session 2: Monday, June 26, 2017, to Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age restrictions for this camp? Following our JOAD requirements, kids must be between 9 and 18 years old.

What will the participants be doing on a usual day? We split the Novice participants up into two groups. Because they have not been shooting long, the two groups alternate between shooting/learning archery and participating in various other sports activities on the adjacent field. The two groups get equal amounts of time shooting, and while not shooting, they are free to play with our other activities or sit in the shade talking to other children. We do this for several reasons. The primary reason is safety - if they were to shoot the entire time, most children would not even be able to shoot after lunchtime. Taking a long break is essential for muscle development and minimization of muscle strain and fatigue.

I am unavailable to drop off/pick up my child in the morning/afternoon. Is housing or after-hours supervision available? Sorry, we are unable to provide housing or after-hours supervision for campers.

What is your cancellation/refund policy? Please be sure that your child will be able to attend camp before registering. If you must cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible via email. The $100 registration deposit is nonrefundable. Keep in mind that camp space is limited, so if you later change your mind and sign up again, we cannot guarantee that spots will still be available.

Will you provide lunch or snacks? Due to the wide range of allergies and dietary needs of our archers, we will not be providing food, but we do have bottled water for all campers. Please prepare a sack lunch for your child. We will not have access to refrigerators or microwaves on the range.

Where is the range? Directions to our range can be found here.

What should my child bring? Lunch and snacks, hat, sunscreen, water, and anything else you feel is necessary.

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