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Archery Discovery Course

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Our Archery Discovery Course is a fun and safe way to try this exciting sport. It's led by friendly instructors who will show you the basic skills and techniques you need to accurately shoot a bow.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Archery is one of L.L.Bean's most popular Discovery Courses for adults and children, making it a great outing that everyone in your family will enjoy.

After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice on the proper technique for correctly holding a bow and releasing an arrow for optimal accuracy and precision. With guidance and support from our friendly, expert instructors, you'll practice hitting targets with a recurve bow.

And always remember, our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the exciting sport of archery.

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.

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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)

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Personal eye protection

What We Provide
  • Eye protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary archery equipment: recurve bows, arrows, quivers, etc.
Average Ratings
5 / 5
September 13, 2021
Our Instructor Mark was very knowledgeable and had our group hitting bullseyes like we had been shooting for years (all beginners). Excellent experience... more
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
September 12, 2021
Archery Discovery Course
My sister and I took this course on Saturday. The area, Grafton Park, was picturesque. The equipment, Recurve bow, was lightweight, sturdy and easy to... more
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5 / 5
September 5, 2021
Kevin was our instructor ... and he was great .. made it simple and very easy to follow as a group we all did great I can't thank Kevin and LL Bean... more
Downingtown Pa
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5 / 5
August 22, 2021
the best way to get introduced to archery
I had a good experience even though it was raining and the instructor Winn made the lesion take the lesion
Danvers ma
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0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 20, 2021
Great discovery class!
Archery instructor Sam was well prepared, knowledgeable, very well spoken, friendly and professional, and explained everything clearly for our 15 and 8-year-old... more
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5 / 5
August 18, 2021
It was a very well-run course and our instructor, Sam, made a huge effort to accommodate all levels of experience. Nice personality for an instructor.... more
cape eliz.
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5 / 5
August 18, 2021
Wonderful Introduction/Instruction
I hadn't shot an arrow in years! Peter & Stephen presented course information and safety guidelines, and Peter was my instructor at the range. With... more
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 13, 2021
My father, son and I completed this course today with Stephen and Pete instructing. Stephen and Pete were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming.... more
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5 / 5
August 11, 2021
Wonderful experience!
Thank you to our instructors, Stephen and Jay, in Maine for a wonderful experience. They were extremely knowledgeable and patient---taking the time to... more
Freeport, ME
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5 / 5
August 8, 2021
Archery Discovery Course is a Bullseye
Four of us, almost total novices, signed up for the Archery Discovery course held in NY's Capital Region. We all had a great time and learned an incredible... more
Saratoga Springs
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