2017 Holiday Special Deals

Give Archery A Try

Tired of giving or getting the same old gifts this year? Try instead to give the gift of archery. Archery is a fun sport, with plenty of mental and physical benefits.

How to give archery

Believe it or not, there are a ton of ways to give archery as a gift.  We enable a full range of online services that will help you find the perfect gift for your archery, be they new to the sport, or a long-time enthusiast.

Giving Method 1: Give a Class

Click through here to buy a voucher -- the voucher can be either for a specific class (e.g. a Level 1 class, or a 1 hour private lesson) or for a specific dollar amount ($20, $50 etc).you Our Level 1 class is $100 for a 1-month series of classes for youth or adults age 10+. If you're shopping for a kiddo age 6-9, consider the children's archery class, which is $55 for one month's worth of classes. Perhaps you want to "just try", and would prefer to purchase a voucher for $67 for a Private Lesson for 2.

Giving Method 2: Gift Certificate

Would you rather give a gift certificate, on heavy stock suitable for presentation as a gift?  We can do that too.  Just call us at 720-491-3309 and we will provide you with a certificate for any amount.  We can even mail the certificate on your behalf if you are not local to our store.

Giving Method 3: Archery Accessories

Our retail store is full of archery
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Bow making interest form

We're in the process of setting up a bow making class for youth and adults! As we get closer, we want to be able to provide you with more information. Use the form below to sign up for additional information as it arrives!
Tools Used
Bandsaw, Sanding Station, Rasp, File, Tillering Jig
Skills
Stock selection, species selection, bow length, draw length, tiller tuning, grip forming
Outcomes
Fun! Friends! A working bow!

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2017 First Bow-Building Summer Camp

Wow, we had a great group in our first bow building summer camp. This is an experience that nobody will forget, least of all our instructor Cuatro! Check out the awesome bows the kids were able to make. We've had so much positive response that we are adding an ADULT bow building class that will involve different kinds of wood, more complex designs, and heavier tools.
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2017 Adult & Youth Outdoor Programs

The joy of archery heads outdoors this summer with several programs at our outdoor sites. All outdoor locations require close toed shoes and owned archery equipment. Keep an eye on your confirmation email to find out if you need to fill out an additional waiver.

Outdoor Private Lessons

Hone your skills with an instructor at an outdoor range capable of shooting up to 100 yards. Get pointers on how to aim at longer distances building strength, accuracy and focus.

Outdoor Group Classes

Learn and practice skills required to excel in the outdoor environment. Learn how to deal with environmental conditions such as wind, sun and other conditions Mother Nature throws your way.

Outdoor JOAD Team

Discover your child's inner competitor. This youth competition team meets several times per week to practice for competitions that are held at a variety of venues around the state and country during the summer. All skill levels welcome! Ages 8+
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The Mind-body Connection That Archery Provides

When people want to find a sport that benefits their mind and their body, they look at yoga, kickboxing, and martial arts in Longmont. Sometimes they look at competition sports like a martial art for kids, but what happens when they want a sport in which the entire family can participate? That is where archery comes into the picture.

Archery Is a Competitive Sport for the Whole Family

The nature of archery is very much a mixture of team sports and solo sports. For that reason, archery is a perfect sport for everyone. The archery community is very welcoming to everyone, even people with special needs. It offers a great mind-body connection that adults seek and teaches life lessons that kids need. Because the focus of competition in archery is on the individual, everyone competes at their own pace. Archery, however, is more than competing. It is a sport that teaches us about ourselves. It requires discipline over mind and body as form is a critical aspect of being an accurate archer. It also requires that we think about what we do. That process shuts out the rest of the world and allows us to be one with our body. By connecting the mind to the body we free ourselves to succeed.

The Mind-body Connection

Archery is not just a physical sport. It is also a sport that makes you think about what you are doing and how your body is reacting to what you do. Accuracy, in archery, is a mixture of perfect posture
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2017 Archery Summer Camps Offered by High Altitude Archery

Interested in Archery?

This summer, High Altitude Archery is offering indoor archery summer camps for children and teens.

Update: All Filled

Thanks to everyone! We had a great set of camps this year. The rest of our camps are full. Be on the lookout for a special camp over the winter break, and of course the return of camps in Summer 2018.

Beginning Archery Camp

At the Beginning Archery camp, students aged 7 and up at High Altitude Archery will not only learn basic archery skills, but they will also work with a master bow builder to create a functional bow and arrow they can take with them. Each camp is 8 days - 4 days for two weeks.  These camps will be three hours each day from 10am - 1pm. Daily, this camp will include archery instruction in the basic 4-step shot process, ensuring safe practices and laying the foundation for more advanced skills. To lighten the mood, archery games such as "battleship", "dart-chery", "tic-tac-toe", and zombie shoots will help practice skills in a fun way. The highlight of this camp will be the creation and decoration of a working longbow made from rattan with several cedar arrows, which will be used on the final day in a shoot-off competition.

Sessions

All sessions are from 10am-1pm Monday through
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Programs find value in archery as a therapy to treat PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health conditions

Many people enjoy archery as a recreational activity or as a competition sport. There are so many incredible benefits like improved focus, better coordination, and increased upper body strength, that make it a great physical activity. However, archery also unites mind, body, and spirit making it a very Zen experience. It has a calming effect that helps the archer feel centered and focused. Doctors, psychologists, and counselors are also recognizing the benefits of this art and are recommending it for their patients who suffer from a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, autism, and PTSD. 484
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5 Reasons for Kids to Learn Archery

With the rise of movies like Brave, the Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings and The Avengers' Hawkeye, archery is starting to come back into popular culture.  Beyond just a fad, the practice of archery promotes skills and behaviors we all hope to see in our children.

Here are 5 Reasons for Kids (or Anyone) to Learn Archery

1. Learning Mental Focus

Archery is a very mental sport.  In recreation, archers strive to execute the shot process over and over.  Depending on the archery range and style of archer, you may be shooting at the same target, or moving from target to target along an outdoor course. In competition, archers must shoot 20 rounds of 3 arrows each within 2 minutes, followed by a 2 minute wait for the next line, and some extra time to score.  A typical indoor competition can last between 4-6 hours, and a competitor must keep focused during that time. In either case, archers must work their shot process without overthinking it, and not be thrown off by the inevitable bad shot.

2. Building Physical Awareness & Strength

It should be obvious that archery requires physical strength in the back and shoulder.  What is less obvious is that archery also requires solid core strength, a good sense of balance and awareness of body positioning and movement. Our archery students learn how to strengthen their bodies and improve balance and awareness with specific drills and technique practice.

3. Achieving a Sense of Accomplishment

Many kids have had less than favorable experiences
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