Archery Camp Day 4

Today was the last day of Archery camp at On Target Outfitters.

The last day of camp continued with more games. This time, pieces of paper were taped on the targets. Each had a different prize written on it: “Snickers Bar”, “Dog Tags”, “Gum”, etc. Each girl won a few prizes. S9 was particularly stoked to have won the dog tags. The kids kept shooting until all the prizes had been won. They both would like to come back for the intermediate class, now that they have the basics of shooting down.


Archery Camp Day 3

Today we had the third of 4 Archery classes at On Target Outfitters.

I dropped the girls off this morning and they spent the day shooting for candy. They played a game of Tic Tac Toe, with a 9-square grid taped off over each target. There was a balloon in each square. To get “credit” for the square, you had to pop the balloon and make your arrow stick in the target. If you got three arrows in line in any direction, you won the game. The winners received a prize of their choice of candies.

Archery Camp Day 2

Today was Day 2 of our 4-day Archery Camp at On Target Outfitters.

DH took the girls in to camp today. He enjoyed getting a chance to watch them shoot. They played a few games and kids competed against the counselors to see who hit the most shots out of six. O7 tied her match, and S9 won by 1 point.

After Archery camp, we went to music lessons. O7 went first and told Miss Tina all about her experience at Suzuki camp. She was very proud of herself and I was glad to see that she looked back on the experience so positively.

Next, we went to S9’s piano lesson. She worked more on tempo and is polishing a performance piece. There is a chance we will have a little recital sometime this summer, and that she might be able to play for it.

Archery Camp Day 1

Today was day 1 of 4 archery camp classes at On Target Outfitters.

O7 was a little bit nervous at the beginning and asked if I would stay for a while. I got some pictures of the targets and range while the camp director explained the rules and safety procedures. They have a very well organized range, with half the kids shooting at one time (12 of 24) and two shooters per target. A counselor is stationed at each target, and each round you get to shoot 6 arrows.

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A few kids had their own bows but they encouraged everyone to use the camp’s equipment instead. That way, everyone was pretty much shooting with the same power, which was how the range was designed.

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Here is S9 demonstrating one of the safety points.

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After about an hour and when O7 seemed comfortable, I left for a bit. When I picked the kids up at noon, they were very excited about returning the next day. Each one had shot pretty well and won a prize.