Horizons Evening Archery Program

This past summer (2019), the Aloha Foundation debuted its evening archery program at our Horizons campus on Lake Fairlee!

Our highly skilled, enthusiastic instructors specialize in teaching archery to people of all ages and abilities. Scroll down to learn about their expertise in archery. They are an impressive group!

Learn something new or strengthen your skills – and have a blast while you’re at it! This is the perfect summer activity for families and anyone else in the community who has any interest in archery.

Details below.

(Note: children must be at least 8 years old to participate.)

Program

Each summer, the Horizons Evening Archery Program is open to interested adults and children ages 8 and up. Participants vary in age and ability level and include Upper Valley community members who want to try a new sport, current or former Horizons campers who would like focused instruction and practice time, parents who want a chance to try archery with their children, and anyone else who is interested in learning this great sport.

Participants will learn the steps of shooting archery: stance, proper way to hold the bow, draw, anchor, aim, release, and follow through. All equipment is supplied, including recurve bows and arrows, arm guards, and finger tabs.

Location

Evening sessions are held at the Horizons archery range, located at Horizons Day Camp on Lake Fairlee. Parking is available near the tennis courts and the range is on the far side of the field. Horizons is located at 19 Middlebrook Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045. Directions are available here.

2019 Registration (Check back for next summer’s registration info. in May 2020!)

Participants may sign up for one or more three-week sessions on Monday or Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Each three-week session costs $75 per person (adult or child). The maximum number of people per class is 18.

Horizons campers who are enrolled in camp at the time of their evening archery session may stay at camp, have a snack, and then meet their families or friends at the archery field at 5:00 pm.

There is an optional (and very fun!) tournament on August 11. The tournament rain date is August 15.

Session 1 – Thursday evenings
6/27, no class 7/4, 7/11, 7/18 

Session 2 – Monday evenings
7/1, 7/8, 7/15 

Session 3 – Monday evenings
7/22, 7/29, 8/5 

Session 4 – Thursday evenings
7/25, 8/1, 8/8 

Questions about the program? Please email Lynn Daly at lynn_daly@alohafoundation.org.

2019 Instructors

Elizabeth Vaccaro, USA Archery Level 3 Coach
Archery Department Head at Horizons for 8 summers
Competitive archer – one of the top Masters Olympic Recurve women in New England
Archery parent – has seen the impact of the sport on 2 children, both who have won National medals
Experienced teacher – taught elementary and middle schoolers for 30 years

Thaddeus Buttrey, USA Archery Level 2 Instructor
Archery Lead Counselor at Horizons
Archery Range Instructor, New York City
Actor, favorite camp counselor – brings storytelling to the range

Caleb Eastman, USA Archery Level 2 Instructor
Archery Lead Counselor at Horizons
Competitive archer, top recurve archer in Vermont, member of the UConn Archery Team

Additional Information for Participants

-There is no wifi or cell service on the archery range at Horizons. Please plan accordingly.

-Please bring water to class and consider bringing a snack.

-We will have class in the rain, but not in a thunderstorm. In the unlikely event that a class needs to be cancelled, we will post the information on our website and email the participant whose email address we have through class registration.

-We do not have targets that can handle the draw weight of compound/hunting bows.