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Archery Camp

Dates

June 27 – 29

Ages

4th* – 11th grade

*Rising 4th graders MUST be part of a JOAD, S3DA, 4-H or NASP program and must be commuter students.

Registration Deadline

June 11

Registration Fees

Commuter: $275
Overnight: $360

Archery Camp is designed to build upon the archers basic knowledge and skills that have been taught and practiced in their respective NASP, 4-H or JOAD programs. Campers will receive instruction on form, shooting, fundamentals, mental focus, and much more. Campers will have the opportunity to live on campus or commute; shoot in the new, state of the art, Shooting Sports Education Center; take part in swimming and rock climbing activities at the Recreation Activity Center and meet other archers from the Southeast.

Equipment

Campers will need to bring all necessary archery equipment to include bow, arrows, safety equipment and anything else needed for instruction and competition.

In the event of an equipment malfunction, we will have equipment available for the archer to continue. There is also an archery pro shop in the facility for Coaches to perform equipment adjustments.

Facilities

The camp will be held at Georgia Southern University’s Shooting Sports Education Center. The facilities feature both indoor and outdoor training areas.

3271 Old Register Road
Statesboro, GA 30458

Housing

Resident campers will stay in one of the outstanding, air-conditioned University Housing facilities on campus. Each camper will have double occupancy room with a shared bath. Roommate requests will be accepted. The residence hall clubhouse will have TV’s with video games available for checkout. Campers will be responsible for providing bed linens (size TBD), blanket, pillow, towels, toiletries and any other items to make their stay comfortable. The rooms will not be equipped with a television and telephone. Internet access is available in the room with the camper providing their own computer and Ethernet cable.

Meals

For resident campers, a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided in one of the campus dining facilities. Commuter campers will be provided lunch in the dining facility. Snacks will be provided for all throughout the camp day.

Commuter Drop-off/Pick-up

Please see the daily schedule for the drop off and pick up times.

Accommodations

If special or reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact Ashley MacAllister in advance to discuss them prior to arrival.

Communication

All information with registered campers will be provided through e-mail to the address provided in the registration materials. Please ensure this address is accurate and that you check it often between registration and the start of camp.

Camp Counselors

Counselors act as a guardian while your child attends camp, as they are around them 24/7. They sleep in the residence hall on the same floor as the campers and don’t go to bed until all campers are in their rooms and accounted for. They wake campers in the morning to make sure they have time to eat breakfast and get to their first session on time. Counselors are in the dining area while campers are dining, and present while campers are in session.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear at the camp?
Please wear non-baggy, comfortable clothing, but do dress appropriately for weather. If rainy, bring something warm and wear tough shoes or boots. It could be cold inside, so you may need a light jacket also. If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie to keep your hair back. Long and dangling earrings may also pose a risk. Shoes must cover the foot safely – sandals, flip-flops and high heels are not permitted.

May I bring food to the Camp?
Yes, you may, but we will provide all meals and snacks for you.

What styles of archery does the Camp Program teach?
The camp will teach skills related to both recurve (Olympic style) and compound bows. All instruction will be based on the National Training System (NTS) technique, the shooting method used by top international competitors. The NTS program teaches both the physical and mental skills needed to build top performance in competition.

What is JOAD?
JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) is the official youth development program of the USA Archery program.

What is NASP?
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are partners in the program. NASP promotes student education, physical education and participation in the lifelong sport of archery, and has been in the state since 2003.

What is the National Training System (NTS)?
The National Training System — or NTS — was developed by KiSik Lee, who has been the U.S. Archery coach since 2006. The method is based on Lee’s analysis of body control, muscular requirements and the mental concentration needed to execute a precise shot. The method provides steps by which the archer can work on and improve posture, grip, set-up, pull-back, anchoring, loading, aiming, release and follow-through, in addition to other steps and breathing exercises. It is also used to train Resident Archers and Junior Dream Team archers at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Contact

Please contact Ashley MacAllister with any questions you may have.

Contact Info
Phone: (912) 478-7732
Email: amacallister@georgiasouthern.edu

Camp Instructors

Archery Camp is designed for engaged shooters that are interested in exploring the idea of competitive shooting. NASP, 4-H and JOAD archers would benefit from this inclusive camp. All are USA Archery certified Coaches and offer many years of experience as Coaches as well as competitors. Camp Coaches include:

Cassandra Pelton (Lead Coach)
Cassandra Pelton

 

  • USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach
  • Head Coach of the Viper JOAD Team
  • Head Coach of Southern Eagles Archery Club
  • Staff shooter for Wildcat Archery
  • Member of the Collegiate Archery Program and the United States Collegiate Archery Association
  • 2016 USA World Indoor Team

Camp Counselors
Georgia Southern Eagles Archery Club members and SSEC Employees will serve as counselors.

Tentative Camp Schedule

Campers arrive on Sunday, June 27 at 8 – 9am and depart on Tuesday, June 29 at 1pm,.

TimeEvent
Sunday, June 27th
8:00amBreakfast/Check In
9:00amOrientation – Meet the Coaches, Counselors, Answer questions from Parents
9:45amWarm Ups
10:15amIndividual Shooting Session (establish baseline)
12:00pmLunch
1:30pmSoftware of Shooting – introduce and practice
2:30pmTargets at 18m – learn to score/300 round
3:30pmTeam Building @ Low Ropes Course
5:00pmTravel to Residence Hall to change clothes
6:00pmDinner
7:00pmActivity Period - Pool
8:15pmTeam Rounds @ SSEC
9:00pmMovie
11:00pmLights out
Monday, June 28th
7:00amRise & Shine
8:00amBreakfast
8:45amCommuter Drop Off
9:00amNTS Overview (classroom)
10:00amOpen shooting / stretch bands
10:30amAlignment training/blank bale
11:45amPack up and head to lunch
12:00pmLunch
1:30pmWarm Up
1:45pmOne on one coaching
2:30pm300 Round 18m
3:30pmGame – Water Balloon Palooza
5:00pmStore equipment/Dinner
6:00pmRock Wall Team Building
7:00pmBack to Centennial to change clothes
7:30pmArchery Tag @SSEC
9:15pmTV / games @ Residence Hall
11:00pmLights Out
Tuesday, June 29th
7:00amRise & Shine
8:00amBreakfast/Check-out of Rooms/Load the vans with luggage
8:45amCommuter drop off
9:00amClout Round – along the side of the SSEC
10:00amBreak / cool off
10:15amIndividual coaching (work on Evaluations)
11:00amOlympic Rounds – 18m
12:00pmEvaluations with parents/open shooting
1:00pmDepart

Registration

Sign Up

Spots are filled on a first come-first served basis and limited to 24 participants. Register online here.

Sign-ups are available only online.
Registration Fees

See above. Fees include instruction, camp t-shirt, lunch, snacks and transportation to/from camp activities. The $85 overnight fee will cover additional meals and housing.
*Campers will not be guaranteed a camp t-shirt after June 5 registration

Dates and Age Groups

4th – 11th graders

*Rising 4th graders MUST be part of a JOAD, S3DA, 4-H or NASP program and must be commuter students.

Check-in

Check-in will take place at the Shooting Sports Education Center from 12:30-1:30 PM on Wednesday.

Camp Waiver, Insurance & Medical Information

After registering online for this camp, a welcome e-mail will be sent to you containing this Registration Packet for you to complete. It will include a waiver, medical information, pick-up authorization and camp policies and procedures. You are welcome to review and get started on your own.

Refund Policy

Parents must provide written electronic notice to the Assistant Director at least 14 days in advance of the camp or academy start date to receive a refund. Refunds will not be considered after the 14 days.

Last updated: 5/25/2021