Archery at Camp Barnard
Camp Barnard Archery Range History
The archery range at Camp Barnard opened in March 2008. Camp Barnard's Archery Range was made possible through the generous donations of the Fraser Family in memory of their son John Fraser. John was a Scout Leader and Service Team member in Greater Victoria Area; he loved Camp Barnard. The leadership and funding support of the Camp Committee also made it possible for the range to be operational within a fairly short timeline of less than six months.
George Trattner of the Victoria Bowmen’s Association provided guidance regarding equipment and set-up. George also generously donated his time to teach the first course for ten youth (ages 9 – 14 years old) enrolled in the March Break Day Camps. Camp Barnard staff, Willy Burrows, enlisted the help of various volunteers to build the permanent butts, to install the poles and footings, and to put together various accessories such as the quiver stands and the bow stand. The Archery Range Safety Courses for Leaders was designed by Scouter, Denyse Koo, and area training started in April 2008.
Archery Range Course
The Archery Range Course was developed to ensure a consistent approach to use of the Range in the safest possible manner. It is required for all Leaders who wish to take their groups to the range throughout the year. Groups CANNOT use the range unless there is a Leader present who has taken the course! The Range Course includes:
- Scouts Canada Policies
- Accessing the Range
- Equipment Set-up and Take Down
- Assigning Equipment
- Range Safety Rules and Guidelines
- Equipment Maintenance
Download the Archery Range Safety Manual
- Camp Committee: Camp Registrar - email firstname.lastname@example.org to check for booking & fees
- Camp Staff: Willy Burrows (250) 415-1619 - For keys, to hand in and report damaged or lost equipment.
- Range Managers: For keys, Range Course, range support
- Denyse Koo: email@example.com
- Bill Schulte
- Adam Miles
Archery Range Fees
Range Fee (range, net & butts only):
- $20 per ½ day Scouting
- $40 per ½ day non-Scouting
- $50 per weekend Scouting (Sat/Sun)
- $75 per weekend non-Scouting
Range & Equipment Fee:
- $2/person per 1/2day
- $5/person per weekend
Paper Target Faces:
- $1.50 each
Minimum $20 rental
PLUS fees for lost or damaged equipment
Equipment includes bows, arrows, finger tabs, arm guards, quiver stands, bow stringer, bow stand, and net. Target faces purchased separately. Bring your own whistle and First Aid kit.
Groups with over 32 youth please arrange times and fees with Registrar.
Archery Range Documents