Introduction to Archery Class

Given the recent announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassifying the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic along with recommendations of social distancing to protect our most vulnerable citizens, Skookum Archers will be suspending our public Intro to Archery program until we can safely resume classes. We will be following all state and local guidelines for restrictions on public gatherings.

On Thursday Nights we offer an introduction to archery class. Designed especially for the new archer, this is the perfect way to experience archery. You are guided through the fun of picking up a bow for the first time (or in a long time) and leave with the confidence of having a well-rounded introduction.  All equipment is included, or you may bring your own. The 90-minute session is broken into two parts and it starts with a class that covers safety and equipment, range etiquette, and the fundamentals of how to shoot.  After the class, we get participants out to the practice range to start shooting.  The class is only required the first time you attend our program so when you come back you get the full 2 hours to shoot.

This program is open to the general public and costs $10 per person which includes equipment rental.

Every Thursday night we'll have two 90-minute sessions, 6:00 & 7:30 which will include the introduction to archery class and approximately 60 minutes of hands-on shooting time.  Dress appropriately for the weather as our range is covered but you will be outdoors during this class.

Please check our club calendar as we will sometimes cancel the class for holidays or other scheduling conflicts.   In September & April, we move our equipment and volunteers to our booth at the Washington State Fair.  Thursday night classes are suspended during the fair run.  A parent or guardian must be present for all children under the age of 18.  Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.  For safety reasons, we limit each session to a maximum of 30 active participants.  We allow 25 people to pre-register for the class and hold out 5 spots for drop-ins.

The class will start promptly at 6:00 & 7:30 so please plan to arrive early so you can get checked-in before we start.  If the safety presentation has started when you arrive we ask that you find a seat quietly and we will cover what you missed after the main group is done.

Cancellation Policy:  If you are unable to attend the class please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can reschedule you for another week.  Cancellations or no-shows after 3:00 pm on the day of class will not be rescheduled.

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Safety is most important but we also want you to have Fun.

What we cover.

  • Safety
    • Shooting Line Safety
    • Range Safety
    • Equipment Safety
  • Archery Form
    • Stance
    • Nock
    • Hook & Grip
    • Set
    • Draw
    • Aim
    • Anchor
    • Release
    • Follow Thru

Drop on by and join us for the night!  If you have any questions about this program please email us at:

Larger Groups

If you have a group of 15 or more youd like to introduce to archery please contact our Education Director Larry Price   We have a variety of options available and he will work with you to find the best option for your group.

If you are interested in booking an archery party or private lessons please contact Great Northwest Archery.