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Our half-day course is a great place to learn the skills you'll need to enjoy this exciting sport in your own backyard.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

This half-day course is a great introduction to life-long archery enjoyment. After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll review the various types of bows used in archery. You'll learn the specific advantages and uses of traditional and compound bows, plus receive advice on the best bow for your interests.

Our expert instructors will teach you how to release an arrow for optimal accuracy and provide one-on-one guidance and support while you practice your shooting skills. They'll gladly answer any question you have and give you expert tips on the best practices for this exciting sport.

All necessary archery equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity-appropriate closed-toed shoes
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Personal eye protection
  • Non-heirloom recurve or compound bow (no long bows or crossbows please)†
  • Non-heirloom arrows with target tips (must match bow)†

What We Provide
  • Eye protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary archery equipment: recurve bows, arrows, quivers, etc.
Average Rating 
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12  out of  12 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
August 20, 2019
Fun and worthwhile
The archery class with Stephen and Pete is excellent. They are patient, take time to work with each person to improve technique and form without ever bein... more
Fairfield
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5 / 5
June 11, 2019
So much fun!
My husband and I took the free class offered by LL Bean. I have done a little bit of archery, but a long time ago. My husband was really not that enthusiastic... more
Freeport
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
May 13, 2019
archery intro
This course was very enjoyable. The instructors were very professional and knowledgeable. They took their time to make sure we understood all the aspects.... more
Pittsburgh, PA
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 14, 2018
Great Fun!
I took my two granddaughters, aged 9 and 11 to the Sunday River Discovery Archery course on August 7th. They had no experience and were a bit worried.... more
Albany Twp, ME
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 12, 2018
Excellent Instructor
My wife and I took this class together yesterday. I was a little hesitant, thinking it would be kinda boring, but wow was I ever wrong! Our instructor,... more
Pipersville, PA
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5 / 5
July 20, 2018
Incredibly fun experience!!
This was such a fun class! My son age 17, daughter age 2, and myself learned so much and had just the best time with Stephen and Pete! They were extremely... more
Scarborough, Maine
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5 / 5
September 18, 2017
I had a blast
Ever since I tried archery the first time as a Girl Scout I've wanted to do it again. It was just as much fun this time around. Sam was the instructor... more
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME
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5 / 5
August 23, 2017
Introduction to Archery Rocks!
My son and I did this class together with Pete L and Stephen as the instructors at the Fogg Farm in Freeport. It was on a beautiful sunny August afternoon,... more
New York
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5 / 5
August 24, 2016
A fun way to learn the sport
Everyone in the family had a fantastic time. The instructors were caring and took time to cover safety and how to properly handle the equipment. We had... more
Chapel Hill, NC
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5 / 5
August 22, 2016
Sign Up Now! A total blast and very informative
The overall course was a complete blast- so much fun and yet still very informative. - Chris C. and Pete L. (the instructors) were approachable, kind,... more
Northborough, MA
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