New England’s Premier Archery Club
New England’s premier archery club, Algonquin Archers is located on 25 wooded acres in Woodbury, CT since 1957. Our facilities offer a 10 lane 20 yard indoor range, an outdoor practice range from 10 to 60 yards, a broadhead practice butt, a long range practice butt out to 90M, a full 14 station Field Course, and a 30 station 3D course. There are elevated platforms on the course that simulate shooting from a treestand.
Algonquin Archers is a private club, members have full access to everything on the property and are allowed to bring guests on a limited basis. We are not open to the general public, except when advertised public tournaments are being held. You can email us through the contact page anytime if you are interested in applying for a membership.
We support a diversified group of archers ranging from Nationally competitive archers, hardcore bowhunters, traditional enthusiasts, and everything in between. We are Chartered members of the IBO, the NFAA and the CAA. We sponsor an After School Archery Program as well as a JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program for local youth archers. Family participation encouraged.
Algonquin JOAD Spring 2021
192 Quanopaug Trail Woodbury, CT 06798
Jason Syman - Program Director USA Archery Level 3 Coach AlgArchJOAD@gmail.com
Algonquin JOAD Spring 2021
The Algonquin JOAD and Adult Achievement
The Algonquin Archers is proud to be part of USA Archery’s JOAD and Adult Achievement program. Our JOAD program is open to anyone a minimum of 8 years old. Members are eligible for the program through the year of their 20th birthday. Equipment is available at the club to be used for class. A USA Archery membership is required. Adult members of USA Archery can join as well and earn pins for achievement. Membership can me obtained at https://www.usarchery.org/
Some of our members are interested in competing in the sport of archery. As a member of USA Archery you are eligible to enter anything from state championships to national events. While USA Archery host state indoor and outdoor tournaments, our coaches and instructors will also introduce you to formats, games, and tournaments hosted by NFAA as well as field archery and 3D shoots. There is no requirement to compete. Many members join the program just for the fun of it. Please note, additional fee required for tournament registration. This is paid to the host organization. Keep in mind, for USA Archery events, archers will need to be able to shoot 18M (aprox 20yds) for indoor events. Outdoor will range from 30M-70M depending on age. For tournaments, archers will need to have their own equipment.
The return to (new) normal - post COVID
As we move forward getting started with classes again, the next session will move to an outdoor class, aiding in social distancing. In the event of inclement weather, we will move indoor and split the shooting line so only 5 shoot at a time, again, allowing more space between shooters.
For members of Algonquin archers, the sessions will be $75 for a 10 week sessions. Non-club members are $150. An Algonquin JOAD shirt is included. As stated above, equipment is available at the club for classes. Archers looking to compete should have their own equipment. If you have any additional questions you can contact Coach Jay at AlgArchJOAD@gmail.com ot 860.280.6557
JOAD Archery Class - Spring 2021
This is a beginner archery class which will concentrate on archery safety
and basic shooting form. All participants must be at least 8 years of age.
Each child will progress at their own pace and ability. This will be a
non-competitive environment, but those who desire may measure their
progress by scoring in order to attain achievement awards. No equipment
is required but you can shoot with your own equipment if desired.
While it is not required to compete in any tournaments, there are members of the JOAD
class, often referred to as “The Team” that compete regularly. There is no qualification
score required to be eligible. However, it is suggested you do not shoot in a competitive
setting until you can consistently hit the target. Keep in mind, at any USA Archery event
archers must shoot at a minimum of 18M (aprox 20yds) Additional registration fee
required for tournaments. You must have your own equipment.
Algonquin JOAD Instructors may or may not be available at events for assistance.
Please fill out the form below and mail it, along with payment, to the address listed.
We will make every effort to give you your first choice of class times. Each line is
limited to 10 archers.
ALGONQUIN ARCHERS DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
Algonquin sends its` wishes to the membership for a wonderful Christmas as can be had under the COVID conditions and looks positively forward to a return of normal club functions within the coming new year.
Thanks to the membership for their understanding and support in 2020
Santa recently seen shooting Algonquin`s 3-D course
MONTHLY MEETING- The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7p.m. Please practice covid-19 guide lines( mask, social distancing, etc)
A cash prize drawing is taken at each monthly meeting. If a members name is drawn and is not present at the meeting, that member will not receive the prize. You must be at the meeting to win. Dave Wilkinson was the lucky winner of $50. Dave donated the $50 to the club. Congratulations, and Thanks Dave. Next month the prize will be reset $50
IBO-Algonquin Archers will host the 2nd leg of the IBO Triple Crown May 28&29 2021
Welcome New Members-. John W, Cotter; Jason Dumaine; Mina Otajagic
Club House: The floor has been stripped and waxed. Spill clean up can be accomplished with a damp mop but great care should be taken not to leave any water puddles as they can eventually lift the tiles.
A dry dust mop will be available for cleaning and is RECOMMEDED to be used for this purpose
***Tree removal on the practice range has been completed. The practice range and platform are open for practice.
The wood may be taken by any member that would like it. It is piled near the neighbor houses boundary
Archery Shoots- Most are still on hold but information will be sent to the membership when they occur.
GAME DINNER The game dinner been cancelled. However with hunting season in progress this is a reminder to members that we always need game donations of any kind for this event or the next
Details will follow in future newsletters.
Contact Bob Bruno 860- 250-2556; email@example.com; or via the Algonquin Archers page on Facebook with any questions that you may have.
A skid steer Bobcat (which belongs to Pres. Bob Bruno ) is parked behind the club house to be used for snow removal
Members seeking to sell their unneeded equipment should post their information on the BULLETIN BOARD near the club house entry door. Once the equipment is sold the poster should remove the announcement from the board.
The Newsletter is not used for this type of posting. Thank You
There is always a great need for volunteers to handle the large variety of work activities that are necessary to keep the club, it`s property, and it`s activities in operation.
The club has a program where members can receive a $10/hr credit, for a maximum of 5 hrs, $50, This will apply towards their next dues payment in the following Fiscal year, which is in the month of June.
Donna Rhoads, firstname.lastname@example.org;203-233-4550 must be contacted in order to record any work hours that a member has performed, to keep a total of a members work hours, and to assure the proper credit is applied.
*BE ALERT----SAFETY FIRST
As an archery club, we are very fortunate to have an Indoor Range and 2 outdoor courses on our property: 3-D & Field, . All members need to remember that multiple archers, can be on any of the courses, at any given time.
** SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST
Also, for your awareness, you may see hunters on the property. Do not be alarmed, as these are club members that have permission to bow hunt deer and turkey.
Have fun, Stay Alert, and be aware of other shooters at all times.
* Facebook ---- Algonquin Archers has a FACEBOOK page. Search “Algonquin Archers”
**WEB PAGE: The monthly newsletter and additional club information can be found at www.algonquinarchers.com