Arrows Away at Waterloo Recreation Area

For the last couple of years, I have seen the popularity of archery growing in recent years after it’s exposure in movies like Brave (Merida), The Avengers (Hawkeye), and The Hunger Games (Katniss). About this time my daughter received a kids archery set and was hooked. In June she attended a day-long event at Girl Scout Camp and was disappointed that she didn’t get to try archery as a thunderstorm started right before her turn. She did get a chance to try archery at resident camp a few weeks ago, but the bow they gave her was too heavy.

This summer the Waterloo Recreation Area is holding Arrows Away on Thursdays at 3p at the Eddy Discovery Center and on Saturdays at 6p at the Portage Lake Day Use Beach. During Arrows Away experienced instructors will give archery instructions including safety and terminology. There will be plenty of time to shoot as well. The event is free and all equipment is provided, although you will need a state Recreation Passport to enter the park. Arrows Away is recommended for ages 8 & up. No pre-registration is needed.

The Waterloo Recreation Area is a state park located in Chelsea. The Eddy Discovery Center is located at 17030 Bush Rd, Chelsea while the Portage Lake Campground & Beach is located at 10300 Seymour Rd, Grass Lake.. Recreation Passports are available for $11 when you renew your license plates or you can purchase a window sticker at the park.

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