The Wintergreen Sporting Club’s archery group works with all three major types of bows–long, recurve and compound.
The archery volunteers' efforts are easy to see. Not only is there now an archery range (10-50 yards) at the Wintergreen Property Owners Association's tennis court/swimming pool complex at Rodes Farm, there is also a field archery range on five acres of WPOA property at the end of Old Stoney Creek Road.
In field archery, instead of shooting from a fixed distance at a row of targets, archers rove through a wooded area shooting at targets of different sizes and at varying distances anywhere from 10 to 50 yards. The Old Stoney Creek Road course will eventually have 14 target lanes on a half-mile loop.
Both the club's target range and the field range were designed and built by WSC archery volunteers eager to bring more people to the sport. The group meets regularly on late weekday afternoons in the spring and summer, often followed by happy hour or pizza. Members new to the sport are welcomed.
Questions, suggestions or to volunteer to lead a program or work on the fields, members can email firstname.lastname@example.org.