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Hi All. Going forward all DC Archery Practices will be decided on a week-by-week basis as the COVID-19 situation progresses. All practices will have continued added restrictions for the health and safety of our members and the greater community. For more information, see our post on our message board here:

https://www.meetup.com/DC-Archery-Club/messages/boards/thread/52876934/0/#132638696

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There are no indoor or outdoor archery ranges inside DC city limits, but there are a few great opportunities for avid archers to shoot in nearby MD and VA. This group is for archers who want to participate in target practice, meet other archers, and join in other fun events. The group is open to all ages, skill levels and styles of archery.

We have regular shooting practice once a week at the Lake Needwood archery range near Rockville at 1 PM on Saturdays. Other events are announced on the meet up site sporadically as well.

If you are a beginner, free first-timer lessons start promptly at 2pm and go until 3pm. Please make sure to RSVP in the comment section or contact a group organizer so we can make sure we have enough equipment, and arrive at least 15 minutes early so we can get you set up. If you RSVP to the meetup, but do not comment to let us know you are in need of equipment or lessons, you will be asked to come back another day. Our arsenal is limited but we'll do our best to make sure all beginners have a bow during lesson time.

George is kind enough to provide and maintain targets, loaner equipment and snacks, so ALL participants, especially those using his equipment, are highly encouraged to donate to his equipment-maintenance & tasty snack fund. If you don't have cash, you can Venmo your donation to @GeorgeDCA.

We highly recommend that everyone reads and understands our club policies and range etiquette found on our message board here: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Archery-Club/messages/boards/

See you at the range!

Upcoming events (5)

(TBD) Saturday Practice (No Lessons or Equipment)

Lake Needwood Archery Range

THIS EVENT IS CONTINGENT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION AND AS A RESULT, MAY BE CANCELLED IF WE BELIEVE THE RISK OF GATHERING IS TOO GREAT. THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS OR LOANER EQUIPMENT AT THIS PRACTICE. If you are new, or don't have your own gear yet, you are welcome to join us another time. Otherwise... YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!! We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. Given the Covid situation, we will be enforcing added restrictions to our practices, including but not limited to: * Suspending lessons and equipment loaning/sharing * Suspending the tasty-snacks * Suspending after-practice dinners * Requiring ALL attendees to wear masks * Requiring ALL attendees to maintain a 6 foot distance between each other at all times * Strict enforcement of the waiting-line/target line, and * Spreading the group out between the three target bales * Requiring personal items NOT be placed on tables, and be stored on the hill with a 6ft distance from other member's personal items. * If the range becomes too busy, asking the people who have been at practice the longest voluntarily leave. If you are ill have been in contact with someone who is ill, have been in contact with someone considered “at risk” or have recently traveled to an area with a high rate of COVID-19, we ask that you to refrain from coming to practice and stay home until the 14 day incubation period has passed. You will always be welcome to join us another time. Questions? Just ask! See you at the range! *Minors are required to have a parent/legal-guardian present at all times, or they will not be allowed to participate.

(TBD) SPOOKY Saturday Practice (No Lessons or Equipment)

Lake Needwood Archery Range

THIS EVENT IS CONTINGENT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION AND AS A RESULT, MAY BE CANCELLED IF WE BELIEVE THE RISK OF GATHERING IS TOO GREAT. THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS OR LOANER EQUIPMENT AT THIS PRACTICE. If you are new, or don't have your own gear yet, you are welcome to join us another time. Otherwise... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Come in costume and show off your Halloween spirit! We'll have themed targets and lots of Halloween fun! Just make sure your costume doesn't interfere with your vision or your bow string. Safety first! We WILL be allowing treats and snacks if you wish to bring them, HOWEVER they must be individually wrapped. We will be bringing plenty of hand-sanitizer, so be sure to use it if you wish to partake. Given the Covid situation, we will be enforcing added restrictions to our practices, including but not limited to: * Suspending lessons and equipment loaning/sharing * Suspending after-practice dinners * Requiring ALL attendees to wear masks * Requiring ALL attendees to maintain a 6 foot distance between each other at all times * Strict enforcement of the waiting-line/target line, and * Spreading the group out between the three target bales * Requiring personal items NOT be placed on tables, and be stored on the hill with a 6ft distance from other member's personal items. * If the range becomes too busy, asking the people who have been at practice the longest voluntarily leave. If you are ill have been in contact with someone who is ill, have been in contact with someone considered “at risk” or have recently traveled to an area with a high rate of COVID-19, we ask that you to refrain from coming to practice and stay home until the 14 day incubation period has passed. You will always be welcome to join us another time. Questions? Just ask! See you at the range! *Minors are required to have a parent/legal-guardian present at all times, or they will not be allowed to participate.

(TBD) Saturday Practice (No Lessons or Equipment)

Lake Needwood Archery Range

THIS EVENT IS CONTINGENT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION AND AS A RESULT, MAY BE CANCELLED IF WE BELIEVE THE RISK OF GATHERING IS TOO GREAT. THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS OR LOANER EQUIPMENT AT THIS PRACTICE. If you are new, or don't have your own gear yet, you are welcome to join us another time. Otherwise... YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!! We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. Given the Covid situation, we will be enforcing added restrictions to our practices, including but not limited to: * Suspending lessons and equipment loaning/sharing * Suspending the tasty-snacks * Suspending after-practice dinners * Requiring ALL attendees to wear masks * Requiring ALL attendees to maintain a 6 foot distance between each other at all times * Strict enforcement of the waiting-line/target line, and * Spreading the group out between the three target bales * Requiring personal items NOT be placed on tables, and be stored on the hill with a 6ft distance from other member's personal items. * If the range becomes too busy, asking the people who have been at practice the longest voluntarily leave. If you are ill have been in contact with someone who is ill, have been in contact with someone considered “at risk” or have recently traveled to an area with a high rate of COVID-19, we ask that you to refrain from coming to practice and stay home until the 14 day incubation period has passed. You will always be welcome to join us another time. Questions? Just ask! See you at the range! *Minors are required to have a parent/legal-guardian present at all times, or they will not be allowed to participate.

(TBD) Saturday Practice (No Lessons or Equipment)

Lake Needwood Archery Range

THIS EVENT IS CONTINGENT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION AND AS A RESULT, MAY BE CANCELLED IF WE BELIEVE THE RISK OF GATHERING IS TOO GREAT. THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS OR LOANER EQUIPMENT AT THIS PRACTICE. If you are new, or don't have your own gear yet, you are welcome to join us another time. Otherwise... YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!! We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. Given the Covid situation, we will be enforcing added restrictions to our practices, including but not limited to: * Suspending lessons and equipment loaning/sharing * Suspending the tasty-snacks * Suspending after-practice dinners * Requiring ALL attendees to wear masks * Requiring ALL attendees to maintain a 6 foot distance between each other at all times * Strict enforcement of the waiting-line/target line, and * Spreading the group out between the three target bales * Requiring personal items NOT be placed on tables, and be stored on the hill with a 6ft distance from other member's personal items. * If the range becomes too busy, asking the people who have been at practice the longest voluntarily leave. If you are ill have been in contact with someone who is ill, have been in contact with someone considered “at risk” or have recently traveled to an area with a high rate of COVID-19, we ask that you to refrain from coming to practice and stay home until the 14 day incubation period has passed. You will always be welcome to join us another time. Questions? Just ask! See you at the range! *Minors are required to have a parent/legal-guardian present at all times, or they will not be allowed to participate.

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(TBD) Saturday Practice (No Lessons or Equipment)

Lake Needwood Archery Range

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