Camp Kawartha

Archery

archery

With a steady aim and a determined stance anything is possible. Can you hit the bulls-eye? In this exciting program, students learn the basics of archery from how to correctly string a bow, to how to satisfy and release an arrow. We also provide students with an opportunity to try out our “atlatl,” a traditional spear thrower that can hurl a feathered spear for distances of more than 100 meters.

Seasons: Early Fall, Late Spring

Curriculum Links & Expectations:

(This program can be modified to suit any grade)

Grade 5 : Health & Physical Education
Healthy Living
5p9 participate on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve physical fitness
Grade 6 : Health & Physical Education
Active Participation
6p26 participate on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve physical fitness
6p27 apply living skills, including interpersonal skills, in physical activities (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor pursuits) and describe the benefits of using these skills in a variety of physical activities;
6p28 follow safety procedures related to physical activity, equipment, and facilities, and begin to take responsibility for their own safety.
6p29 participate vigorously in all aspects of the program (e.g., cross-country running, co-operative games);
6p34 follow the rules of fair play in games and activities, and support the efforts of peers to improve their skills.
Grade 7 : Health & Physical Education
Fundamental Movement Skills
7p21 apply the principles of movement while refining movement skills (e.g., running into an open space to elude an opponent in soccer).
7p24 send an object to a partner, to a target, or over a net, using a serve, an underhand throw or pass, or an overhand throw or pass (e.g., a volleyball underhand serve, underhand bump pass, or overhand volley pass);
Active Participation
7p33 apply living skills (e.g., basic problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, and conflict-resolution techniques) in physical activities (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance, music, outdoor pursuits);
7p34 transfer appropriate interpersonal skills (e.g., exhibiting etiquette, fair play, co-operation, and respectful behaviour) to new physical activities;
7p41 apply a goal-setting process (e.g., set a realistic goal, identify and address barriers, prepare an action plan, determine and access sources of support, and identify how to know when the goal has been reached) to short-term goals related to physical activity or personal fitness;
7p42 participate fairly in games or activities (e.g., accepting and respecting decisions made by officials, whether they are students, teachers, or coaches).
Grade 8 : Health & Physical Education
Fundamental Movement Skills
8p21 apply the principles of movement while refining movement skills (e.g., dribbling a ball quickly and slowly in basketball).
8p24 shoot an object at a target (e.g., a basket or a goal) for distance and accuracy;