1 A person who spends their time wandering.
2 (in various sports) a player not restricted to a particular position on the field.
5 Archery A mark for long distance shooting.
5.1 A mark chosen at random and not at a determined range.
Oxford Dictionary provides an accurate summation of our forthcoming after-school program. Archery anchors our explorations across the Shire as our young Rovers find and make their mark throughout.
Our weekly 2-hour after-school courses in Roving and Beginning Archery initiate students into the wonders of this ancient tradition in a natural setting that invites exploration. From forest to meadow, high ground to boggy creek, students inevitably come to know the living community of the Shire––a region Native Americans call “The Beloved Land,” a legacy still celebrated here.
Roving Archery is reserved for advanced students and others with a solid foundation in the practice of the art. Our practice is dynamic––spacial and temporal––and brings into play woodcraft and earthlore. Rovers will learn aspects of range design and secrets of the Fletcher’s craft––recommended ages are 10 to 15. Highlighting our time together is an overnight campout, giving Rovers a nighttime view of the Shire.
Monday after-school addresses the beginner’s mind in archery. From a solid footing in traditional archery, we’ll venture into some of the more unusual aspects of the art including the Clout, and moving targets––recommended ages are 7 to 11.
*Students new to archery may benefit from a special Saturday introductory clinic provided upon request.
(If you have questions regarding the schedule and payment options, please fill out the contact form below, and we’ll be in touch.)