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Archery Apprenticeship

9-Month Archery Training Program

Do you want to train archery and stealth with our Rangers Guild?

A Year of Archery and Stealth Training

Join the ranks of the Archery Rangers! This apprenticeship program takes youth and teens on a journey through the many worlds of archery. We train with the traditional wood bow of our Rangers Guild and also use modern laminate, recurve, compound, longbow, and more. You become part of a team immersed in the following studies:

Accuracy and Form
Our craft includes target shooting on a line and 3D ranges, along with practical archery where you learn to loose arrows with accuracy from any stance and position.
The Bow, The Arrow
The bow and arrow becomes an extension of your self. Delve into its discipline and philosophy. Learn to care for it with respect and help it to last a lifetime. Also, hand craft a simple wood bow.
Stealth Archery
As an Archery Ranger you develop flow with the forest-training stealth and silence, camouflage and invisibility and Forest Craft skills specific to the Archers of the Rangers Guild.

How It Works

Mentoring Weekends Apprentices attend a training field-day one monthly Saturday or Sunday from September to June. They get time at the range with expert mentors in archery. Check out the class schedule.

Skills Evenings & Open Range There are also learning opportunities every week. Apprentices and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thursday) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) where you can loose arrows anytime.

We recognize that older and younger archery students may have different needs. Each age group has its own mentor that specializes in training with that particular age. Age groups often travel together yet at the archery range, activities are separate:

Youth

Grade 2-3: Archery Adventurer
Field days teach the beginnings of new and fun Archery skills
Grade 4-5: Archery Adventurer
Field days truly immerse campers into the skill of Archery

Teen

Grade 5-8: Archery Rangers
Field days teach in-depth craft and Archery skills
Grade 9-12: Archery Rangers
Field days with intensive training in Archery skills


Time

September - June
This program runs September to June. Field days are usually from 9am-4:30pm.
Field Days + Community Events One Saturday or Sunday a month, 9am - 4:30pm. Check out the class schedule.Attend Skills Evenings (Thursday) or Open Archery Range (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) anytime. The option of over 200 more hours of program time for the entire family at no additional cost.

Tuition

Tuition is divided into ten monthly payments after a $50 deposit.

Monthly Payment Plan
$50 deposit, then ten monthly payments of $94 (total $995)
Discounts
Family Discount
A 10% discount is available for siblings registering together.
Returning Apprentice
Returning Apprentices get a tuition discount based on year of attendance.
Discounts typically cannot be combined. Contact Us to learn more.

Scholarships

We offer limited scholarship awards for those families who may need financial assistance in attending the apprenticeship program. For more information Contact Us.

Location

Transportation is provided. All programs begin at the Trackers Scout Pit - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Field Days occur at either at the Washington Park Archery Range, Camp Trackers in Sandy, Oregon or at various local greenspaces.

This program comes with...

  • Skill building weekends once a month - monthly weekend overnights or single training days
  • Mentoring with expert instructors at Trackers
  • Optional Skills Evenings, free every Thursday
  • Optional Open Archery Range, free every Thursday, Friday or Saturday

When signing up for Archery Apprenticeship be sure your child can make most of the weekends. Apprenticeships average one weekend a month:

Saturday Grade 2-12 Schedule

  • September 23, 2017 Field Day
  • October 28, 2017 Field Day
  • November 18, 2017 Field Day
  • December 2, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 27, 2018 Field Day
  • February 17, 2018 Field Day
  • March 17, 2018 Field Day
  • April 28, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation Celebration

Sunday Grade 2-8 Schedule

  • September 24, 2017 Field Day
  • October 29, 2017 Field Day
  • November 19, 2017 Field Day
  • December 3, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 28, 2018 Field Day
  • February 18, 2018 Field Day
  • March 18, 2018 Field Day
  • April 29, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation Celebration