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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Custom Weights for Aspiring Barebow Shooters

High Altitude Archery is proud to announce a partnership with Phoenix Weaponry to create weights customized to the needs of barebow shooters. Note the "mushroom" shaped weight, designed to fit around limb bolts or other riser features such as the knuckle guard on the DMS riser and provide a full 12oz of weight. The larger mass weight is a full 18oz providing additional stability. These weights are designed to remain within a USA Archery compliant barebow setup. We also offer a larger brass internal weight for Spigarelli risers giving additional 10oz counterweight. Call or stop by for more details.
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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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Seeking an Archery Instructor

Over the last several weeks, we've seen an influx of new students that has begun to exceed our capacity to teach them. In addition we are looking to add additional summer archery programs. In response, we are looking to hire a new instructor.

Job Summary

High Altitude Archery is seeking an archery instructor to foster growth of archers, promote archery as a sport and activity, and to facilitate growth of the archery program at High Altitude. The successful candidate will be required to work with all levels of athletes at all levels of skill and age categories. Strong communication skills are mandatory.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist with program development and coordination.
  • Assist in overseeing the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program and other community-based archery programs.
  • Assist in conducting community-based archery programs, including college teams, leagues, tournaments and events.
  • Assist, or conduct, archery instructor training courses.
  • Assist with record keeping for facility archery programs.
  • Assist in promotional efforts to increase programs and participation.
  • Manage and inventory the facilityʼs archery program equipment.
  • Travel, as needed, to coaching seminars and other functions related to the job.

Skill & Knowledge Requirements

  • A strong archery background.
  • USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification, or ability to obtain.
  • Have a personality suitable in dealing with children and adults in a public environment on a daily basis.
  • Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Have the physical ability to assist in moving targets on and off the ranges as needed.
  • Be able to work in an English-speaking environment.
  • Have a valid driverʼs license.

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrate commitment, drive and initiative to achieve facility and
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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.

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.


All sessions are from 10am-1pm Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks.
Session 1June 5th-June 15th
Session 2June 19th-June 29th
Session 3July 10th-June 20th
Session 4July 24th-August 3rd
Camp Cost: $325

Advanced Archery Camp

Here, students will have a shorter 2-hour, 8-day schedule focused on more advanced archery, and introducing the concept of archery competition. Students
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Archery — The Perfect Place for You

When people look for sports in Longmont, Boulder, Loveland and Broomfield for their kids, they often find like martial arts or kickboxing. The local area has a lot to offer whether you want competition sports or just an activity to relax, such as yoga. Archery is a great place for kids and adults alike. It has all of the competition and plenty of the sport element that team sports have. It may not be a contact sport like you find on a martial art team, but is is recognized as an Olympic sport, and rightfully considered a martial art on its own. It's easy to get started, just join us for a class or drop in on Tuesday for a drop-in class.

Archery — Its a Great Place For Everyone

Once you are old enough to pull a bow you are welcome in the sport. It is a sport that you can enjoy for your entire life. There is no age limit for people who want to compete. This is a sport that is perfect for boys and girls, and the whole family. The only thing that you need is the strength to pull a bow string back. There are training bows that are easy to pull and as your skills improve you can move to a heavier bow. You don't have to be large. You don't have to have brute force. You don't have to be anything other than who you are. Some of the most successful archers are small framed, skinny
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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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Announcing the Hitmen JOAD team

Welcome to High Altitude Archery’s Hitmen JOAD team program. The Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program is designed to help aspiring archers ages 8-20 become confident in their competitive ability and build skill as competitive archers. The Hitmen program is dedicated to having fun while achieving personal success in archery. The High Altitude Hitmen program is open to archers in all three major USA Archery style divisions: Compound, Olympic Recurve and Barebow. 304
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