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. 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.

 
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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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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 four week period. This course offer participants a chance to learn about archery, archery equipment, and the various types of archery shooting. 

 
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Advanced Adult Archery Program

This 15 week program is for adult archers who want to be more competitive for the outdoor season.  This program is for the intermediate archer looking to get to the competitive level. The 10 week curriculum includes practice time with primary coach, special guest coach lectures and practice evaluation and mental training with book reading with discussion.  Cost for non-member and member includes course materials.

 

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

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.

 
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USA Archery Judge Seminar

The seminar focuses on educating and developing judges at all levels and ideal for Certified and national judges looking refresh their knowledge and further your knowledge and those new to judging.

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!

 

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, 6:30-7:30pm
March 11, 2019, 6:30-7:30pm

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.

 
 
 

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 four 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: $75 class fee + $60 book fee = $135.00 

Non-member: $150 class fee + $60 book fee - $210.00

(Participants may share books.)

Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00pm

May 6, 2018 - August 12, 2018

No class June 17 and July 15, participants are highly encouraged to participate in Open Shoot at WMAC.

June 2 and 3 Participate in the WMAC Outdoor Charity Tournament

June 23 and 24 Participate in the Meijer Summer State Games or Michigan

July 7 and 8 Participate in the SAM Outdoor State Championship (Register by mail.)

August 8 - 12 Participate in the National Target Championship, Dublin, OH

This 15 week program is for adult archers who want to be more competitive for the outdoor season.  This program is for the intermediate archer looking to get to the competitive level. The 10 week curriculum includes practice time with primary coach, special guest coach lectures and practice evaluation and mental training with book reading with discussion.  Cost for non-member and member includes course materials.  A total of 4 guest coaches will speak at set intervals during the program for approximately 45 minutes each.  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 Summer State Games of Michigan, the SAM Outdoor State Championship and the National Target Championships.  Cost of tournaments is not included in the registration fee.

Guest Speakers

* 5/6 Holly Stover: Getting to know your recurve bow

* 5/20 Jim Morrow: Getting to know your compound bow

* 6/10 Lori Cieslinski: Building Confidence

* 7/1 Doug Ludwig: Practicing for peak performance

**Registrations for individual guest speakers sessions will be accepted at $25 per sessionfor adults and $15 per session for youth.

 

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:

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm  Registration Deadline: March 10, 2018

OR

Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm  Registration Deadline: August 25, 2018

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:

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm  Registration Deadline: March 10, 2018

OR

Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, September 23, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm  Registration Deadline: August 25, 2018

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 Spring Session

  • April 14th - June 30th
  • 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 Spring Session

  • April 14th - June 30th
  • 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.)
 

Advanced/Intermediate JOAD Summer Session

  • July14th - September 29th
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Beginner JOAD Summer Session

  • July14th - September 29th
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Advanced/Intermediate JOAD Winter Session

  • January 1st - March 31st
  • Every Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Every Saturday 8:00am - 12:00noon (except Tournament Practice Saturdays, which are 8:30 to 11:30am for ALL JOAD archers, or SAM/State Games Tournament dates)

Beginner JOAD Winter Session

  • January 6th - March 31st
  • Every Saturday 10:00am - 12:00noon (except Tournament Practice Saturdays, which are 8:30 to 11:30am for ALL JOAD archers, or SAM/State Games Tournament dates)

    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. Campers registered by 06/23/2018 will also receive an Explore Archery bag!

    Minimum: 10 archers, Maximum: 30 archers

    Registration Deadline:  07/01/2018 Camp registrations will not be accepted after 07/01/2018.

    Schedule:

    Monday 07/30/17 5:30-7:30pm
    Tuesday 07/31/17 5:30-7:30pm
    Wednesday 08/01/17 5:30-7:30pm
    Thursday 08/02/17 5:30-7:30pm
    Friday 08/03/17 5:30-7:30pm
    Saturday 08/04/17 1:30-3:30pm 

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    Scholastic 3D Archery - OUTDOOR

    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, 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. There is an annual registration fee for this program of $30.  All memberships will be renewed on 8/1/2018, members that join after May 1, will be prorated.  See below for season and registration information.

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

    Outdoor Target Archery - April 30 to June 25, 2018 - $80

    This 8 week program is designed for school-aged archers who are interested in Outdoor Target competition and are working toward competing as part of the WMAC S3DA Team at the S3DA Outdoor Nationals in Raleigh, NC in July 2018.

    All Scholastic 3D Archery sessions meet on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the West Michigan Archery Center.

     

    Outdoor 3D Archery - May 7 to June 18, 2018 - $60

    This 6 week program is designed for school-aged archers who are interested in Outdoor 3D competition and are working toward competing as part of the WMAC S3DA Team at the S3DA Outdoor 3D Nationals in Metropolis, IL in June 2018.

    All Scholastic 3D Archery sessions meet on Monday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00pm at the West Michigan Archery Center.

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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.

    Explore Bowhunting Program - July 11 to 27, 2017 - $120

    This three-week program takes place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30pm each evening from July 11 to July 27.

    Register for Explore Bowhunting HERE.  Registration deadline: June 27, 2017.  Minimum registration for this class: 6 archers

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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 23, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Friday, May 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Bowhunter Education Certification Class

    (3 Days)

    Program Cost:  $50

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    July 20, 6pm - 9pm;  July 21, 12noon - 6pm; & July 22, 9am – 1 pm

    Register by July 1st

    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.

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    2018 USA Archery Judge Seminar

    Description:

    This two day Judge seminar and course is presented USA Archery and led by experienced international judges.  The seminar focuses on educating and developing judges at all levels and ideal for Certified and national judges looking refresh their knowledge and further your knowledge and those new to judging.  This seminar will also serve as the certification renewal requirement for certified and national judges. This seminar will cover:

    • Philosophy of Judging
    • Communications with Organizers/Coaches/Archers
    • Judges Responsibilities before, during and after the tournament
    • Field inspection, Equipment and Dress Code Inspection Procedures
    • Line Judging (equipment failures, 3 meter line) and timing.
    • Arrow Value Calling, Target judging and Scoring
    • Indoor Scoring and Match play
    • Rules and resources (Where to find them and how to read them.)
    • Hands on judging exercises and case study examples

     Certification:

    USA Archery members meeting certification criteria https://www.teamusa.org/usa-archery/judges-and-coaches/judges/usa-archery-become-a-judge may apply for USA Archery Certified Judge for a separate additional fee.

    Participants who meet the requirements for National Judge are encouraged to request and obtain permission to take the national judge test before the seminar.

    Dates and Times:

    September 29 - 30, 2018

    • Times each day
    •  8 AM to 12 Noon
    • Lunch (independent)   
    • 1 PM to 5 PM

    Seminar presenter will be an International Judge with World Archery and a National Judge with USA Archery.

    Cost:

    • Registration fee: $150 for the two day seminar if registered by August 30, 2018
    • Certification fee: $30 certification fee for taking the Certified or National Exam.
    • Late Fee: $30 late fee if registered on or after August 31, 2018

    If you have questions regarding the Regional Judge Seminars, please contact Guy Krueger at gkrueger@usarchery.org.

    Location: 

    West Michigan Archery Center, 3500 10 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341

    Nearby Hotels:

    Comfort Inn

    350 Dodge St.

    Comstock Park MI 49321

    (616) 785-7899

    Airport:

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport

    Cancellation policy
    Any cancellations 30 days before the beginning of the camp will result in a 15% cancellation fee. Any cancellations made with in 29 days of the camp will result in a 75% cancellation fee.