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

Six-week introductory overview of archery, which introduces basics of the bow and arrow, shooting technique, and appropriate safety practices.

 
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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

An 6-week program that gives adults a chance to learn about archery, archery equipment, and the various types of archery shooting.  You will also begin practice shooting with a bow at the WMAC indoor facility.

 

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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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!

 

Give Archery A Try!

Are you Interested in Archery...but not really sure what to do, or not sure if you want to take a full class?  This event is open to the public, and will give everyone an opportunity to learn from experienced coaches and archers.  Use our equipment or bring your own. 

 
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Explore Archery camp

Explore Archery is fun and a perfect fit for archers age 7+ 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

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.

 
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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.  Shooting will occur on WMAC’s outdoor 3D range or outdoor target range.

 
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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