Archery open house to showcase popular sport at Blackwell Forest Preserve Aug. 6

  • Visitors are invited to explore the sport of archery and learn from certified instructors during an open house on Saturday, Aug. 6.

    Visitors are invited to explore the sport of archery and learn from certified instructors during an open house on Saturday, Aug. 6. Courtesy of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

 
 
Updated 7/21/2022 8:04 PM

Explore the classic sport of archery at a free Archery Open House on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blackwell Forest Preserve, off Butterfield Road in Warrenville.

Participants will learn about this popular sport, its history, and its equipment before trying out their skills under the guidance of a certified instructor.

 

The open house will highlight the archery range's three different sections: beginner, advanced, and interactive.

Visitors will also be able to talk to representatives from local archery groups.

All ages are welcome at the open house, but adults must accompany children under 18. Equipment is provided, and registration is not required. For more information, call Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248.

Participants are encouraged to download and fill out a waiver form ahead of time and to bring it to the open house to avoid a line at the event.

"Archery is a fun sport for the whole family, and our archery range at Blackwell provides a convenient DuPage location for everyone to enjoy it," said Marty Jandura, Forest Preserve District site operations manager.

The Forest Preserve District is hosting additional archery programs in August and September. Register for these programs online via www.dupageforest.org/calendar-of-events or by calling the district at (630) 933-7248.

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Whether you're new to the sport or looking for a refresher, learn safety tips, proper shooting techniques, and basic skills. Cost is $5 per person; equipment will be provided.

• "Archery for Adult" for ages 18 or older will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Blackwell Forest Preserve, off Butterfield Road in Warrenville. Equipment will be provided.

• "Archery for Families" is offered for ages 8 or older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

It will be offered on Friday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Churchill Woods on St. Charles Road in Glen Ellyn; on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Blackwell Forest Preserve, off Butterfield Road in Warrenville; and on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Churchill Woods.

• Compete with other participants in different archery games designed to be enjoyable for all skill levels in "Archery: Games."

The program will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Churchill Woods. It will be for ages 8 or older; under 18 with an adult.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years.

More than 6.2 million people visit its 60-plus forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year.

For information, call (630) 933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the district's e-newsletter, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok pages.

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