Woodley Park Archers

Classes & Activities


Below are descriptions of WPA’s regularly scheduled classes and activities. For special events and competitions, please check the Calendar.

Register online for our Introductory and Returning Student classes! All students must be at least nine years old and comply with our Covid-19 policy.

Introductory and Returning Student Classes

Introductory class:

Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Our ninety minute introductory course will teach students nine and older how to safely shoot a bow and arrow and the rules of the range. We provide everything you need to shoot including one-on-one coaching from our certified instructors. Once you have completed the introductory course, you will be able to register for the returning student classes.

Cost: $5 per student.

Returning class:

Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Our returning students class provides a full hour on Saturday and two hours on Wednesday to practice shooting under the continued guidance of our certified instructors. Bows and arrows are only provided to registered students during class time, but you can take as many returning classes as you like.

Cost: $5 per student.


JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development)

  • Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Pre-approval required. Instruction and equipment provided. Ages 8 to 20.
  • See our JOAD page for more information!

League Night

Our Woodley Park Archers League Night offers members and non-members alike the opportunity to come on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8pm and shoot in a casual and friendly 300 Round Competition, the standard competition format for Indoor Season shooting. A 300 Round is 10 ends of 3 arrows each for a total of 30 arrows and maximum score of 300 points shot at a 40cm target face. The Competition is held on our 18 meter Short Range. There are several divisions, Barebow, Olympic and Compound and archers in each category shoot against one another.

The competition is run by a WPA Member who is a Certifed Instructor and serves as Range Master and Director of Shooting. League Night is free and 40cm target faces are available for purchase. Target pads and pins are required. No equipment or supplies are provided. Competitors must have their own equipment and supplies.

League Night is the very best way of getting started in competition.

Summer Youth Archery Program

  • Pending

Traditional Night

  • Pending