Lancaster Archery Academy May-June Newsletter

Summer is so close, we can almost smell it. Or, maybe that’s just the smell of fresh cut grass.

Whatever it is, the weather is perfect for shooting a bow and arrow. When the sun is shining – head outside. If it’s raining – shoot indoors.

There are plenty of archery activities planned at the Academy in May and June, so be sure to sign up. Pay particular attention to the Recurve Archery Camp June 9-11 with 1988 Olympic gold medalist Jay Barrs; legendary coach Dick Tone; and Tom Stevenson – one of the most talented coaches in the country when it comes to Olympic recurve equipment setup and tuning. If you’re a competitor in Olympic recurve, this is a camp you don’t want to miss.


Jay Barrs, who won the gold medal in archery in the 1988 Olympics, left, stands with his coach, Dick Tone.

Here’s what else we’ve got planned during the next two months.



We’ve got multiple, 6-week classes starting soon in our Experience Archery, and Intermediate Archery courses. Listed below are the start dates and class times. Unless specified, classes are open to all archers age 6 and older. Call (717) 556-1379 for information on any of the activities listed below.

EXPERIENCE ARCHERY – ALL AGES:  May 15 and 24, 5-6 p.m.; June 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY: May 15 and 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; June 10, 10-11 a.m.


LEVEL 1: May 13


TARGET LEAGUE: A 10-week, indoor target league starts May 17. Shoot 30-arrow FITA rounds from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Register here.

EXPLORE ARCHERY SUMMER DAY CAMP: We have 4-day camps beginning June 12 and June 26. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon and introduces kids age 7-17 to all the basics and fundamentals of archery. Register here.

RECURVE ARCHERY CAMP: June 9-11; Spend three days working with U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jay Barrs, world-renowned coach Dick Tone and recurve equipment guru Tom Stevenson. Space is limited so sign up fast! Register here.

COFFEE CLUB: Join us every Friday morning at 9 a.m. to eat donuts, drink coffee and shoot your bow.