Tyler H., Age 12
Tribe of Naphtali

Here at camp we have many fun activities and fun things to do. In this article, I’m going to tell you about Archery. If you want to do archery, you have to wait until it is free time. Free time is after FOB and before line up. Free time is about three hours long.

While you are playing, you will hear a megaphone announcing that archery is that day. You will need close-toed shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle. Once you and everyone who is coming is ready, you will start walking to the range. It is about a ten-minute walk. When you arrive, you learn what you need to know how to shoot a bow and arrow. If you don’t understand, the Silver Spur staff will help you. Simply raise your hand and ask your question and it will be explained to you.

After you know what you need to know, you shoot at the targets. When shooting, keep your feet at a 90-degree angle so you can get the most accurate shot possible. Remember to pull the string all the way back to your cheek and have the colored feather pointing towards your body. Sometimes, when using a blunt arrow, they will bounce off the target. When I was shooting, the arrow came all the way back to me. If your arrow happens to fall right in front of the no cross, it is considered a dead arrow. If this happens, under no circumstances are you to pick up the arrow.

Nile says, “This is probably the funnest thing I have ever done.” I recommend doing this activity and I hope this article helped you.