How learning archery at school camp can help kids focus

Archery, one of the few sports that has remained unchanged for centuries, is making a big comeback in Australia. Recent research shows participation in archery has risen by 43% in the past five years.

The Collaroy Centre recommends schools in Sydney incorporate archery into their camp programs because, in addition to being in demand from students, it’s also one of the few activities that appeal to any age group. And, it gives kids a great opportunity to work on their concentration and improve mental focus.

An alarming study done by Microsoft found that our attention spans are declining at a rapid rate due to the amount of stimulus from all the new tech gadgets, so archery could be just the thing we need to recapture the next generations attention.

Archery clubs say pop culture characters such as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games have contributed to the renewed intrigue with this age-old sport.

But regardless of the reason, it’s something to be excited about because practising archery can have a positive impact on many different areas of life. Our staff have seen first hand what learning time old skills like archery can do for kids patience, coordination and strength.

At The Collaroy Centre, we love teaching kids of all ages about the basics of archery. It’s a great place to get a taste of the sport since our facilities are open to any experience level.

And it’s an affordable sport for school camps to offer especially in facilities like The Collaroy Centre where equipment is always included in our group packages.

At The Collaroy Centre, kids get the chance to aim at a target 15 meters away and receive tips on how they can work to improve their accuracy, while also participating in some enjoyable games.

We help students discover ways to tune out distractions and cope with the nerves that crop up when performing in front of their peers. It’s a sport that is easy to learn but challenging to perfect. And it’s good fun too!

To learn more about how you can incorporate archery into your school camp program, contact us.