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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 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/

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 4pm. 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.

See you at the range!

Upcoming events (4+)

(LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT ARE FULL) Saturday Practice

Needs a location

LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT RENTALS ARE FULL FOR THIS SATURDAY.
DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF RSVP's THIS WEEK, WE ARE OFFICIALLY CUTTING OFF THE REQUESTS FOR BEGINNER LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT THIS WEEK.

If you have not RSVP-ed in the comments below by the cutoff (Mon 09/19 @ 8am) we are unfortunately unable to provide lessons or equipment. You are welcome to join us another time, and all are welcome for dinner.

YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!!

We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. And as per usual, dinner will follow to whoever wants to come! Just walk right up and say hi! Masks are optional for all who can show proof of vaccination. Masks are mandatory for the unvaccinated, or if the size of the group exceeds 50 people.

For safety reasons, we are reducing class sizes and each student over the age of 16 must bring proof of vaccination OR proof of exemption under medical grounds. Those who can't show proof of vaccination will be asked to come another day.

We'll be having our introductory lesson starting promptly at 2pm going until 4pm. You can bring your own equipment, or are welcome to borrow some. Though our arsenal is limited, we will do our best to get a bow into everyone's hands during this period. Availability is is first-come-first serve, with priority going to new attendees and people participating in lessons.

If you are bringing a +1 please include their name in the comment. If you, or your +1 are under 18 years old, please include the ages of the participant(s) in the comments.*

Latecomers to lessons will be asked to come back another day.
Groups of 4 or more, or for private parties, please message Natasha and Stefani directly.

Although we do not charge for lessons or equipment use, we highly encourage a $10-$20 cash donation to the Club's Equipment Maintenance & Tasty Snack Fund (aka. The George Jar), or if you don't have cash, you can Venmo your donation to @GeorgeDCA.
All members and participants are encouraged to pitch in to the Tasty Snack Fund.

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.

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/
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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(LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT ARE FULL) Saturday Practice

Needs a location

LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT RENTALS ARE FULL FOR THIS SATURDAY.
DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF RSVP's THIS WEEK, WE ARE OFFICIALLY CUTTING OFF THE REQUESTS FOR BEGINNER LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT THIS WEEK.

If you have not RSVP-ed in the comments below by the cutoff (Mon 09/19 @ 8am) we are unfortunately unable to provide lessons or equipment. You are welcome to join us another time, and all are welcome for dinner.

YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!!

We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. And as per usual, dinner will follow to whoever wants to come! Just walk right up and say hi! Masks are optional for all who can show proof of vaccination. Masks are mandatory for the unvaccinated, or if the size of the group exceeds 50 people.

For safety reasons, we are reducing class sizes and each student over the age of 16 must bring proof of vaccination OR proof of exemption under medical grounds. Those who can't show proof of vaccination will be asked to come another day.

We'll be having our introductory lesson starting promptly at 2pm going until 4pm. You can bring your own equipment, or are welcome to borrow some. Though our arsenal is limited, we will do our best to get a bow into everyone's hands during this period. Availability is is first-come-first serve, with priority going to new attendees and people participating in lessons.

If you are bringing a +1 please include their name in the comment. If you, or your +1 are under 18 years old, please include the ages of the participant(s) in the comments.*

Latecomers to lessons will be asked to come back another day.
Groups of 4 or more, or for private parties, please message Natasha and Stefani directly.

Although we do not charge for lessons or equipment use, we highly encourage a $10-$20 cash donation to the Club's Equipment Maintenance & Tasty Snack Fund (aka. The George Jar), or if you don't have cash, you can Venmo your donation to @GeorgeDCA.

All members and participants are encouraged to pitch in to the Tasty Snack Fund.

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.

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/

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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Saturday Practice (NO LESSONS OR EQUIPMENT)

Needs a location

YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!!

We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. And as per usual, dinner will follow to whoever wants to come! Just walk right up and say hi!

There will be no lessons or equipment loaners at this event. If you do not have your own gear, we welcome you to join us another time.
Masks are optional for all who can show proof of vaccination. Masks are mandatory for the unvaccinated, or if the size of the group exceeds 50 people.

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.
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/
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.

Saturday Practice

Needs a location

If you plan on attending lessons or borrowing equipment please let us know in the comments below. If you do not comment for a spot in lessons or for equipment by Thursday we will ask you to come back another day. ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION TO ATTEND LESSONS OR BORROW EQUIPMENT (either your vaccine card or a photo)

YOU KNOW THE DRILL!!!

We'll have our usual practice at Needwood Lake at 1pm until we get tired. And as per usual, dinner will follow to whoever wants to come! Just walk right up and say hi! Masks are optional for all who can show proof of vaccination. Masks are mandatory for the unvaccinated, or if the size of the group exceeds 50 people.

For safety reasons, we are reducing class sizes and each student over the age of 16 must bring proof of vaccination OR proof of exemption under medical grounds. Those who can't show proof of vaccination will be asked to come another day.

We'll be having our introductory lesson starting promptly at 2pm going until 4pm. You can bring your own equipment, or are welcome to borrow some. Though our arsenal is limited, we will do our best to get a bow into everyone's hands during this period. Availability is is first-come-first serve, with priority going to new attendees and people participating in lessons.

If you are bringing a +1 please include their name in the comment. If you, or your +1 are under 18 years old, please include the ages of the participant(s) in the comments.*

Latecomers to lessons will be asked to come back another day.

Groups of 4 or more, or for private parties, please message Natasha and Stefani directly.

Although we do not charge for lessons or equipment use, we highly encourage a $10-$20 cash donation to the Club's Equipment Maintenance & Tasty Snack Fund (aka. The George Jar), or if you don't have cash, you can Venmo your donation to @GeorgeDCA.

All members and participants are encouraged to pitch in to the Tasty Snack Fund.

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.

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/

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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