Classes and Programs

West Michigan Archery Center Offers a wide range of classes and programs for all ages. Below is a list of the upcoming camps, classes, and programs available at WMAC...

 
 
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Introduction to archery

This introductory course is for all archers who wish to participate in any JOAD or other archery programs, or those who just wish to learn more about archery and begin practicing shooting with a bow. 

 
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Compound and Recurve Bow Tuning

Our special guests will teach you the basics of tuning your compound or recurve bow. From tying a d-loop for compound to tiller and brace height for recurve. These classes are open to all individuals who wish to participate. Choose your bow type and get registered!

 
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Adaptive Archery

In partnership with Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports and Kentwood Parks and Recreation, West Michigan Archery Center is excited to offer seasonal clinics for participants with physical and cognitive disabilities. Come out and learn about the inclusive sport of archery.  

 
 
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EsDF Class

The Easton Sports Development Class is structured for competitive archers to develop skills necessary for strong performance in competitive target archery. The course is based on the Easton Foundation Curriculum which focuses on proper form and technique for competitive archery. 

 
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Introduction to Adult Archery Program

This introductory course is for adult archers who wish to learn more about archery and begin practicing shooting with a bow. Archers shoot under the guidance of instructors at the WMAC Facility Indoor Shooting Range over a six week period. 

 
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Advanced Adult Archery Program

This 14 week program is for adult archers who want to be more competitive for the indoor season.  This program is for the intermediate archer looking to get to the competitive level. The 14 week curriculum includes practice time with a primary coach, special guest coach lectures, practice evaluation, mental training, and weekly readings with participation in online discussion.

 

LEVEL 1 (USA ARCHERY) INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CLASS

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Class provides the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety when running the archery range, for the enjoyment of the sport of archery, for the safety of the participants, spectators and coaches. Students will learn about range safety and set-up, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, and programs that are offered in the sport of archery.

 
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“The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory set-up, athlete development and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program Clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program.” – USA Archery

 
 
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JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT (JOAD)

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition!

 
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Explore Archery camp

Explore Archery is fun and a perfect fit for archers age 8+ of any ability wanting to get involved in target archery.  If you are new or a beginner archer looking for an introductory program, Explore Archery has what you need to get started!

 
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SCHOLASTIC 3D ARCHERy - Indoor

Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) is an afterschool initiative that can be run by schools, archery shops, and archery clubs. Students do not need any prior experience with archery to join S3DA. Students are encouraged to use their own archery equipment, but for students that do not have their own equipment, they may use one of the club's compound bows for an additional fee. Classes are open to students in the 3rd grade through 12th grade.

 
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SCHOLASTIC 3D ARCHERY - Outdoor

Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) is an after school initiative that can be run by schools, archery shops, and archery clubs. Students do not need any prior experience with archery to join S3DA. Students are encouraged to use their own archery equipment, but for students that do not have their own equipment, they may use one of the club's compound bows for an additional fee. Classes are open to students in the 3rd grade through 12th grade.

 
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Bowhunter Education  Certification Class

Designed by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, you will earn your bow hunter certification card from the NBEF, explore many aspects of hunting including scouting, shot placement and tracking.  You will also review how to select and maintain hunting equipment.  

 
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Explore Bow Hunting

Explore Bowhunting is an outdoor conservation education program focusing on interaction of people and wildlife. Explore Bowhunting teaches students how to interact with the natural world by developing basic skills used to bowhunt which focus on getting close to animals.

 
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Girl Scout Badge Clinics

Girl Scouts Badge Description: “Picture this - You nock (or place) an arrow onto a bow, hook your fingers around the string, draw it back, eye your target, and release! Bull's-eye! Archery is an exciting sport that takes strength, focus, good form and practice. Get ready to challenge yourself as you build your archery skills and learn how to shoot on a range.”-Girl Scouts of America

 
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PRIVATE COACHING SESSION

Are you looking to take your skills to the next level?    Want to give archery a try before committing to a class?  Maybe a structured class is not a good fit for your special situation.  Please contact us to set up a session with one of our USA Archery Level III instructors for a private lesson.  

Pricing:  $50/hour

Equipment is available to rent for $10 per session.

 

Introduction to Archery

(6 Week)

Program Cost: $75

 
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To pay by check or cash, please use the promo code CHECK/CASH. Payment must be received by WMAC within 3 days of purchase

 

introduction to archery classes

This introductory course is for all archers who wish to participate in any JOAD or other archery programs, or those who just wish to learn more about archery and begin practicing shooting with a bow. Archers shoot under the guidance of multiple instructors at the WMAC Facility Indoor Shooting Range over a six week period. This course offer participants a chance to learn about archery, archery equipment, and the various types of archery shooting. Use of WMAC bows, arrows, and safety equipment, and a completion medal are included in the course fees.

Minimum - 6 archers, maximum - 18 archers

Class Schedule (Please choose one session):

Classes are 6 weeks and are held on Tuesday evenings.

Please check back for class offerings that will be posted soon!

 
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Compound and Recurve Bow Tuning

Our special guests will teach you the basics of tuning your compound or recurve bow. From tying a d-loop for compound to tiller and brace height for recurve. These classes are open to all individuals who wish to participate. Choose your bow type and get registered!

November 04, 2018 (1:00-3:00 pm) – Getting to Know Your Compound Bow

Cost:        

  • Adult: Non-Member $25/WMAC Member $15

  • Youth (Up to age 16): Non-Member: $20/WMAC Member: $10

(Class min: 8, Class Max: 30)

Instructor: Brandon Wright

*Participants should bring their bows and tool kits to tune their bows throughout this hands-on presentation

  • How to tie a D Loop

  • Checking timing

  • Center Shot

  • How to tie a peep sight in

  • Bare shaft tune, French tune (Step back) and Paper tuning 


November 11, 2018 (1:00-3:00 pm) – Getting to Know Your Recurve Bow

Cost:       

  • Adult:  Non-Member $25/WMAC Member $15               

  • Youth (Up to age 16): Non-Member: $20/WMAC Member: $10

(Class min: 8, Class Max: 30)

Instructor: Holly Stover

*Participants should bring their bows and tool kits to tune their bows throughout this hands-on presentation

  • Using Beiter Blocks – Center Shot and Limb Alignment

  • Use of the Bow Square

  • Plunger Tension

  • Tiller and Brace Height

  • Tying a nock point

Adaptive Archery 

Hosted By Kentwood parks & Recreation with Mary Free Bed and REHABILITATION

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Course Description:

In partnership with Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports and Kentwood Parks and Recreation, West Michigan Archery Center is excited to offer seasonal clinics for participants with physical and cognitive disabilities. Come out and learn about the inclusive sport of archery. All equipment and instruction will be provided. Archers will learn safety protocol, proper form, and will be able to shoot at a variety of different targets.

Registration 

To register please call Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports at 616-840-8356 to be put on the list to receive an informational flyer.  Flyers go live about 2 weeks prior to the event. Registration opens when the flyer goes live.

 

Registration Contact:

Cathy Glonek

616.840.8356

sports@maryfreebed.com

General information contact:

Katelyn Bush

bushk@ci.kentwood.mi.us

 

Schedule:    

December 10, 2018

March 11, 2019

ESDF CALSS

(11 Week) 

Program Cost: See an ESDF Coach

Course  

 Competitive archers may participate in this structured series of archery classes (if they want to develop skills necessary for strong performance in competitive target archery.) These sessions are more structured to the needs of the competitive archer and his or her development for local, state, and national tournaments. Each session will be up to 120 minutes in length and is based on the Easton Foundation Curriculum which focuses on proper form and technique for competitive archery. Archers enrolled in this course must complete all 11 classes within the session.  The cost of the course also includes use of JOAD archery equipment (although it is highly recommended that archers have their own archery equipment including: a bow, arrows, and appropriately sized safety equipment – check with class instructor for details), weekend practice sessions, and participation in the JOAD or Adult Archery Indoor programs. Membership with USA Archery is required to participate in the JOAD and Adult Archery recognition programs through USA Archery.  

Registration: This course is by invitation only.

 
 
 

Introduction to Adult Archery Program

(6 Weeks)

Program Cost: $75

 
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Course Description

This introductory course is for adult archers who wish to learn more about archery and begin practicing shooting with a bow. Archers shoot under the guidance of instructors at the WMAC Facility Indoor Shooting Range over a six week period. This course offers participants a chance to learn about archery, archery equipment, and the various types of archery shooting. Use of WMAC bows, arrows, and safety equipment are included in the course fees. If archers have their own archery equipment, they may bring it with them to class. Archers must be a member of USA Archery to receive achievement pins.

To pay by check or cash, please use the promo code CHECK/CASH. Payment must be received by WMAC within 3 days of purchase.

This course is offered to archers 18 years or older and personal equipment is welcome but not required.

Class minimum: 10 archers; Class maximum: 40 archers

Class Dates 

 

Friday, 9/21/18 6:00p - 7:30p

Friday, 10/5/18 6:00p - 7:30p

Friday, 10/19/18 6:00p - 7:30p

Friday, 11/2/18 6:00p - 7:30p

Friday, 11/16/18 6:00p - 7:30p

Friday, 11/30/18 6:00p - 7:30p

 

Advanced Adult Archery

Member: $200 class fee + $37 book fee = $237

Non-member: $250 class fee + $37 book fee = $287

(Participants may share books.)

Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00pm

12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10

Registration Deadline November 18, 2018

Description:

This 14 week program is for adult archers who want to be more competitive for the indoor season.  This program is for the intermediate archer looking to get to the competitive level. The 14 week curriculum includes practice time with a primary coach, special guest coach lectures, practice evaluation, mental training, and weekly readings with participation in online discussion.  The course will require reading assignments for mental training which will be followed up by weekly interactive online discussion.  Each week archers will set individualize goals with their coach.  Tournament participation is highly recommended for the Meijer State Games of Michigan – Indoor FITA, USA Archery Indoor National Championships, and NFAA Indoor Nationals.  Cost of the tournament registrations are not included in the registration fee.

Class min: 8 archers, max: 24 archers

  • Participants will be encouraged to purchase a Performance Analysis Journal from Mental Management Systems https://www.mentalmanagementstore.com/

    • Cost: $21.65 + Shipping and Handling

  • If participants do not choose to purchase a Performance Analysis Journal, then they must have a journal of their choosing for this class

  • Participants will be required to purchase or have access to the US Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Book ($37.00/each) - these will need to be ordered through the Lead coach no later that 11/18/18.

Scheduled meeting dates are starred below

  • *12/02/18
  • *12/09/18
  • *12/16/18
  • Will not meet 12/23/18 or 12/30/18 (Enjoy the holidays)
  • *01/06/19
  • *01/13/19
  • *01/20/19
  • Will not meet on 01/27/19 as the coach is on vacation - practice on own is encouraged
  • USA Archery Indoor Nationals, Mason Michigan, 02/02/19 and 02/03/19
  • *02/10/19
  • Meijer State Games Indoor FITA Tournament at WMAC - 02/16/19 and 02/17/19
  • *02/24/19
  • *03/03/19
  • *03/10/19
  • NFAA Indoor Nationals, Cincinnati, OH - 03/16/19 and 03/17/19

USA Archery Level 1 Coaching Certification Class 

(1 Day)

Program Cost: $100

Course Descripton:

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Class provides the student with the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety when running the archery range, for the enjoyment of the sport of archery, for the safety of the participants, spectators and coaches. Students will learn about range safety and set-up, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, and programs that are offered in the sport of archery. Participants age 15+ may participate in this course.  Bow will be provided for the class, however students may bring their own bows to use in the class.

Schedule:

There are no scheduled dates for our next Level I Archery Instructor Certification Class.
Please revisit our site for future course offerings of this program.

The registration fee of $100 covers instruction, use of equipment, and the USA Archery Level 1 Instructor packet and examination.  

Registration fee may be paid online or by check or cash at WMAC. 

To pay by check or cash, please use the promo code CHECK/CASH. Payment must be received by WMAC within 3 days of purchase, but no later than registration deadline.

Class Minimum: 10 Class Maximum: 20

 
 
 

USA Archery Level 2 Coaching Certification Class 

(2 days)

PROGRAM COST: $150

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“The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory set-up, athlete development and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program Clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program.” – USA Archery  Bow will be provided for the class, however students may bring their own bows to use in the class.

Prerequisites for the Course:

  • Participants 18+ may participate in this course

  • Participant must have a national archery membership (i.e. USA Archery, National Field Archery Association (NFAA), or Archery Shooters Association (ASA))

  • Participant is required to complete SafeSport Training

Registration Deadlines are strictly enforced.  Class Minimum: 10, Class Maximum: 30

Registration fee may be paid online or by check or cash at WMAC.

To pay by check or cash, please use the promo code CHECK/CASH. Payment must be received by WMAC within 3 days of purchase, but no later than registration deadline.

Schedule:

There are no scheduled dates for our next Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Class.
Please revisit our site for future course offerings of this program.

JOAD Program

(Junior Olympic Archery Development)

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To pay by check or cash, please use the promo code CHECK/CASH. Payment must be received by WMAC within 3 days of purchase.

 

Contact joad@wmarchery.org to register for the remainder of the winter session.

What is "JOAD"?

JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) is the official youth development program of the USA Olympic Archery program.  There are several JOAD (pronounced "Joe-add") Clubs around the country, each of which is led by USA Archery certified instructors. The Top Nock JOAD (named for the grooved end of an arrow) program is fortunate to have a number of certified instructors ranging from intermediate to advanced. The club is open to any youth archer age 9 up to 20 and they can compete in different age divisions.

Schedule

Advanced/Intermediate JOAD Fall Session

  • November 3rd - December 26th
  • Every Saturday 8:00am - 12:00noon (except Tournament Practice Saturdays, which are 8:30 to 11:30am the last Saturday of each month for ALL JOAD archers.)

Beginner JOAD FallSession

  • November 3rd - December 26th
  • Every Saturday 10:00am - 12:00noon (except Tournament Practice Saturdays, which are 8:30 to 11:30am the last Saturday of each month for ALL JOAD archers.)
 

    During the spring and summer some archers will be shooting outside while others will remain indoors to focus on technique.  Outdoor practice is dependent on archers having their own equipment and/or archer abilities as reviewed by JOAD coaches.

    All archers should arrive on time, and should notify coaches of planned absences.  Archers can make up missed sessions during open shooting the following week.

    WMAC's JOAD program levels

    Top Nock JOAD is divided into three levels to allow archers to focus on what they want to achieve, and to optimize practice time with our coaches.

    JOAD Beginner
    Our Bronze level program introduces archers to JOAD, and focuses on basic shooting form, different styles of archery, understanding equipment, and introduction to competitive archery.  Our coaches work with our archers to define goals, and with our parents to address equipment, tournaments and forms of archery, and individual archers goals and progress.

    JOAD Intermediate
    Our Silver program refines skills for archers who wish to compete in competitive archery and tournaments.  Silver level archers have an individual coach who works with the archers and their families to prepare for and compete in local and state level archery tournaments.  

    JOAD Advanced
    Advanced program archers participate in our Competitive Team, and practice more frequently to be competitive in state and national level tournaments.  All Advanced level archers will also receive focused training with the Easton developed curriculum, supervised by our Advanced Coaching team.

    Transitions between Beginner and Intermediate levels can take place each season, with the change taking place on the first day of a new season.  Transitions from Intermediate to Advanced level are made at the end of the outdoor season, with the introduction of new Advanced archers taking place through the Easton curriculum in the fall.  Transitions to the next level are based on coach recommendations, and are determined in consultation with each archer and their parents.

    JOAD archers can train for archery at any level, whether just focusing on recreation and fun shooting or preparing for competition, our JOAD program offers options for everyone.  Those who wish to shoot as a competitive sport can work with our program to compete in local, state, regional, & national (or even international) tournaments.  Our program has had several archers set state and national records, win national championships, and even earn a seat on the USAT world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. 

    program costs:

    JOAD Fees for both Youth and Adults are the following:
    1st Quarter (January – March)
    WMAC Member - $185.00 (Advanced)    $100.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)    $20.00 (Equipment rental)
    Non Member -   $215.00 (Advanced)     $130.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)   $20.00 (Equipment rental)
                
    2nd Quarter (April – June)
    WMAC Member - $185.00 (Advanced)    $100.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)    $20.00 (Equipment rental)
    Non Member -   $215.00 (Advanced)     $130.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)   $20.00 (Equipment rental)
                
    3rd Quarter (July – September)
    WMAC Member - $185.00 (Advanced)    $100.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)    $20.00 (Equipment rental)
    Non Member -   $215.00 (Advanced)     $130.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)   $20.00 (Equipment rental)
                
    *4th Quarter (Mid November – December) - Fees based on 6 weeks vs 10 weeks
    WMAC Member  -  $111.00 (Advanced)    $60.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)     $12.00 (Equipment rental)
    Non Member  -  $129.00 (Advanced)   $78.00 (Intermediate/Beginner)    $12.00 (Equipment rental)
        
    WMAC has a break in the JOAD program at the end of September (end of outdoor season), and starts the indoor season in November.  This is done to also accommodate the Easton NTS class.  For any archer who elects to register for the Easton NTS Class, the above quarterly fee is considered payment for the NTS class.

     

     
     

    explore archery Camp

    Explore Archery is fun and a perfect fit for archers age 8+ of any ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery.  If you are new to the sport of archery or a beginner archer looking for an introductory program to sign up for, Explore Archery has what you need to get started!

    Explore Archery Summer Camp (1 week)           

    Program Cost: $75

    Archers will learn important skills like range safety and proper shooting form, play exciting games and earn Explore Archery Achievement awards throughout the camp. 

    Minimum: 10 archers, Maximum: 30 archers

    Coming Summer 2019

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    sCHOLASTIC 3D arCHERY - INDOOR

    S3DA is an entirely after school initiative that can be ran, not only by schools, but also through archery shops, churches, ASA clubs, etc. Sessions will focus on shooting form, tournament etiquette, scoring on an NFAA target face, and being part of a competitive team. Students from 3rd grade through 12th grade can participate in S3DA*.  Archers in S3DA have the opportunity to earn college scholarships based on their performance at national S3DA events.  Students do not need any prior experience with archery to join S3DA. Students are encouraged to use their own archery equipment, but for students that do not have their own equipment, they may use one of the club's compound bows for an additional fee. 

    Description

     S3DA is an entirely after school initiative that can be ran, not only by schools, but also through archery shops, churches, ASA clubs, etc. Sessions will focus on shooting form, tournament etiquette, scoring on an NFAA target face, and being part of a competitive team. Students from 3rd grade through 12th grade can participate in S3DA*. Archers in S3DA have the opportunity to earn college scholarships based on their performance at national S3DA events.

    * Archers that participate in this program must attend 75% of the WMAC Indoor Target Team sessions (minimum of 6 out of 8) in order to compete at the Regional, State, and National Indoor S3DA Tournaments.

    Note: If Mondays do not work with your schedule, but you would still like to participate in the WMAC S3DA Indoor Target Team, please see one of the WMAC S3DA Coaches (Chad Laux, Parry Russell, Bob Mack, Jared Laux, David Defeyter, or Jennifer Laux) to discuss your specific scenario.

     

    Registration Information

    Archers can be any skill level to participate in the S3DA program at WMAC. 

    Cost of Program: $80/archer + S3DA Annual Registration: $30/archer = Total cost: $110/archer

    $40/WMAC archer + S3DA Annual Registration: $30/archer = Total cost: $70/archer

     

    Equipment

    Archers do not need to have their own equipment to participate in this course.  If archers do have their own archer equipment, they are highly encouraged to bring it to class.  If archers do not have their own equipment, they may use a WMAC Genesis compound bow for an additional cost of $20.

     

    Course Specifics

    Mandatory Parent/Archer Meeting: 01/07/2019 6:00-6:30pm at WMAC Classroom

    S3DA Indoor Target Session Schedule:

    • Monday, 01/07/19 6:30-8:00pm
    • Monday, 01/14/19 6:00-8:00pm
    • Monday, 01/21/19 6:00-8:00pm
    • Monday, 01/28/19 6:00-8:00pm
    • Monday, 02/04/19 6:00-8:00pm
    • Monday, 02/11/19 6:00-8:00pm
    • Monday, 02/18/19 6:00-8:00pm
    • Monday, 02/25/19 6:00-8:00pm
    * Archers that participate in this program must attend 75% of the WMAC Indoor Target Team sessions (minimum of 6 out of 8) in order to compete at the Local, Regional, State or National Indoor S3DA Tournaments.
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    Explore Bowhunting Program

    Explore Bowhunting is an outdoor conservation education program focusing on interaction with people and wildlife. Explore Bowhunting teaches students how to interact with the natural world by developing basic skills used to bowhunt which focus on getting close to animals. Not only does Explore Bowhunting teach students how to interact with nature using ageless hunting skills, but it also teaches an appreciation of what is around them and enhances their encounters with the outdoors. 

    Explore Bowhunting is an educational program designed to teach students ages 11+ the basic skills of bowhunting. Through these hands-on experiences students gain confidence interacting with the natural environment and strengthen their appreciation for wildlife and the woods. Included with this program will be resources from the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. Students will leave this course with their bowhunter education card, which is required in many states for bowhunting.

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    Girl Scout Badge Clinics

    Offered in conjunction with Girl Scouts of America Badge Program

    Girl Scouts Badge Description: “Picture this - You nock (or place) an arrow onto a bow, hook your fingers around the string, draw it back, eye your target, and release! Bull's-eye! Archery is an exciting sport that takes strength, focus, good form and practice. Get ready to challenge yourself as you build your archery skills and learn how to shoot on a range.”-Girl Scouts of America

    For more information on requirements to earn the GSA Archery Badge please see your troop leader

    Clinics are limited to 24 participants and must have a minimum of 10 participants.  For questions about the clinic offerings at West Michigan Archery Center please contact our Girl Scouts Liaison:

    • Stephanie Miller
    • Phone: (616) 437-6599
    • E-mail:  myneverland@hotmail.com

    Schedule

     

    • Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    • Friday, May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Bowhunter Education Certification Class

    (3 Days)

    Program Cost:  $50

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    Check back for future class dates.

    Cost $50 (Includes Saturday Lunch)

    This class was designed by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation.  Successful students will receive their bow hunter certification card from the NBEF.  This class is not Hunter Education which is firearms related and is mandatory in Michigan.  However, this class teaches much more about successful and safe bowhunting.   Many states now require a bowhunter certification card for non-resident bow hunting.   This class and card will allow students to bow hunt in those states.

    Students will learn:

    • Scouting
    • Scent control
    • Camouflage
    • Building ground blind
    • Using treestands safely
    • Deer anatomy
    • Shot placement
    • Field dressing
    • Tracking
    • Recovering your deer
    • First aid in the field

    Trained instructors will also  review how to select and maintain bowhunting equipment.  Under strict supervision students will actually experience shooting at 3-D deer targets from ground blinds while standing and sitting.  Students will also shoot from an elevated platform at a 3-D deer target.

    Parents are encouraged sit in on class or participate as a student.  If you have your own bow hunting equipment, bring it to class. If not bows and equipment will be provided.

    Signed waiver of liability required.

    Minimum:  10 / Maximum:  25

    Registration fee may be paid online or by check or cash at WMAC. 

    To pay by check or cash, please use the promo code CHECK/CASH. Payment must be received by WMAC within 3 days of purchase, but no later than registration deadline.

    Contact Jeff DeRegnaucourt at archeryinsurance@businessquote.com or by phone at (616)340-9327 if you have any questions.