Archery camps near you
Below, we list cities across the country. Find your city, and the list linked to will include camps offering archery.
Kinds of archery experiences
Across our site, there are a number of different ways kids can learn more about archery:
Overnight archery camps are listed above. These allow you to immerse yourself in camps
Archery lessons for kids are found in cities across the country.
Day camps with archery will likely combine this sport with lots of other activities.
Archery for kids: a look at the benefits
Archery has a long history, going back to a time before recorded history, one of the aspects that makes it uniquely interesting for kids. Here’s a quick glance at some of the distinct benefits of getting kids involved with archery and having them develop skills in this sport:
It's uniquely inclusive. No matter who they are, kids can enjoy archery equally. You can pull a bow from a wheelchair. Illness does not affect performance. It’s a sport that de-emphasizes physical attributes like strength, height, and speed, favoured in so many other sports (more below).
It's remarkably safe. Statistics show that archery is much safer than many of the most popular sports, including, of course, basketball, soccer, football, and many others. For example, basketball causes over 20 injuries per thousand participants, while archery results in less than one injury per thousand kids.
It teaches goal setting. It’s an individual sport with singularly clear feedback. Target practice in archery gives kids immediate, based on adjustments from one shot to the next.
Archery teaches skills and values not favoured in other sports. Some of the qualities and skills promoted uniquely in archery include patience and coordination.
It improves eyesight. You force your eyes to work in different ways, when practicing archery. This can have practical application for skills improvement in other sports, anything from goaltending in hockey to hitting in baseball.
It improves hand-eye coordination. In archery, you use your hands and physical balance in a way not applied in any other physical activity.
Learning archery should also appeal to fans of fantasy games and films. Some characters you can emulate include Hawkeye from the Marvel Universe, Vaan from the Final Fantasy game series, and Legolas from the Lord of the Rings series.
Some other camps related to archery
Some sports, as mentioned above, benefit from participation in archery. Still other camps complement an interest in archery or vice versa. We encourage you to explore related camp types like the following:
Multi-sports camps expose kids to other athletic and fitness opportunities. Kids and teens in these programs discover sports that are new to them that they may not have tried before, that stretch their interests.
Strength and conditioning camps target specific exercise groups and develop muscles that will help them play better badminton and other sports.
Many camps listed above are traditional kids camps, where kids and teens looking for something different might eventually consider other, closely related kinds of camps like kids’ adventure camps and travel camps for teens.
Find the right archery summer camp
No matter what camp you are looking for, the annual Toronto summer camp expo offers a wide array of options. You can meet camp representatives face to face, and ask them whatever questions you have.
Complement the above with more advice from around our site
Sources and further reading
Archery for Kids: safe or dangerous? The Summerville News.
Archery Facts for Kids. kiddle.co.
Archery: A new sport for your kids. canadianadventurecamp.com
Can Archery Improve Your Eyesight? archerybeginnersguide.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Archery camps are there?
There are 26 programs offering archery as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.
What are the fees to attend Archery camps?
Fees for programs offering archery as an activity range from $65 to $5,900 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
Where can parents meet with Archery camps?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.