Maplewood State Park hosts archery workshop [UPDATED]Published 9:10am Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Updated 11:13am Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Learn how to shoot a bow at Maplewood State Park on Saturday, May 18, during an Archery in the Parks program.
For thousands of years, archery has been a popular sport and important life skill. Beginners can learn this valuable skill from trained archery instructors who will be on hand to introduce people to the sport and teach you the basics of shooting a bow. No experience is needed.
The Archery in the Parks program is part of an ongoing effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to get more people outdoors. The DNR offers a series of I Can! skill-building workshops that introduce camping, fishing, paddling, climbing and archery to the next generation.
The Division of Parks and Trails created these programs in response to recent research that points to declining participation in outdoor recreation by young families. After hearing focus groups of parents say that they lacked outdoor skills, the DNR created a series of workshops with an emphasis on making outdoor adventure easy for beginners. The workshops were made possible with funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.
The program will take place at the Picnic Area /Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
No reservation is required for the workshop. All equipment and instruction is provided for free, but a vehicle permit ($5 for a one-day permit or $25 for a year-round permit) is required to enter all Minnesota state parks. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate, and anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The park entrance is located 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108.
For more information, visit the Archery in the Parks webpage or contact the program by calling 218-999-7949 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org