Nature Day Camps for Teens

Archers Craft Bow-Making Day Camp

Have you dreamed of making your own handmade bow and arrows? This is your chance to do it!

In this program, campers will make a wooden long bow from a piece of wood, carving it down, shaping it, and tillering it so the bow works optimally. Campers will make their own string for the bow as well as a leather quiver to store their arrows. They will learn how to make arrows with feather fletching, leaving with a few arrows to put in their quiver. All materials needed to complete the project are provided. Campers will be taught the “instinctive” shooting method (a method used by people who rely on the bow in their daily lives).

To take a project from raw materials to completion teaches competence and builds confidence. Instructor Peter Yencken has helped hundreds in making bows and learning to shoot.

Wood, Leather, and Metal Day Camp

Spend a week crafting your own handmade gear. You get the choice in what you create, including a stainless steel knife with sheath, a pair of leather shoes, or a leather backpack. Yes, you can do it all! At the end of camp, you can wear shoes or a backpack that you’ve made yourself as well as walking away with a beautifully hand-crafted and functional knife.

Please only sign up if you are ready to be focused and put quality care into your work. This is a focused week spent crafting, laughing, and learning under instructor Peter Yencken’s mentorship.

Details & Registration for Teen Day Camps

  • Ages 12 – 17

  • 2024 Dates:

    Archers Craft Bow-Making: July 29 – Aug. 2

    Wood, Leather, Metal: August 5 – 9

  • The day goes from 9am to 4pm.

  • Location: Moormans River Camp a 200 acre farm with forests to play in and explore along the cool and beautiful Moormans River in Free Union.
  • Cost: $535 per week

    Financial Assistance: We do have a growing Scholarship Fund for campers this summer thanks to generous donors! Please fill out this APPLICATION FORM to be considered for financial assistance. Scholarships are decided on a first-come first-serve basis and applicants will hear back within 3 weeks. We recommend applying before Jan 15, 2024. The application period ends March 11th, 2024.

  • Please read our COVID-19 Protocols Document HERE before registering.

  • Free T-shirt included