Archery Open House Showcases Popular Sport at Blackwell Aug. 6

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Archery Open House Showcases Popular Sport at Blackwell Aug. 6

Visitors invited to explore sport and learn from certified instructor
 
(July 20, 2022) — Explore the classic sport of archery at a free Archery Open House on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.
 
Participants will learn about this popular sport, its history, and its equipment before trying out their skills under the guidance of a certified instructor. The open house will highlight the archery range’s three different sections: beginner, advanced, and interactive. Visitors will also be able to talk to representatives from local archery groups.

All ages are welcome at the open house, but adults must accompany children under 18. Equipment is provided, and registration is not required. For more information, call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248.

Participants are encouraged to download and fill out a waiver form ahead of time and to bring it to the open house to avoid a line at the event.

“Archery is a fun sport for the whole family, and our archery range at Blackwell provides a convenient DuPage location for everyone to enjoy it,” Forest Preserve District site operations manager Marty Jandura said.

The Forest Preserve District is hosting additional archery programs in August and September, as shown below.

Archery: Adults
Whether you’re new to the sport or looking for a refresher, join us to learn safety tips, proper shooting techniques, and basic skills. Equipment provided. Ages 18 and up. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.
Sept. 2 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blackwell

 

Archery: Families
Whether you’re new to the sport or looking for a refresher, join us to learn safety tips, proper shooting techniques, and basic skills. Equipment provided. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.

Aug. 12 5:30 – 7 p.m. Churchill Woods
Aug. 23 5:30 – 7 p.m. Blackwell
Sept. 25 10 – 11:30 a.m. Churchill Woods

 

Archery: Games
Compete with other participants in different archery games designed to be enjoyable for all skill levels. Equipment provided. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.
Aug. 26 5:30 – 7 p.m. Churchill Woods
 
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers, and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok pages.

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