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I am planning to buy a bow and arrow set for my six year old son and was
wondering if anybody could recommend a good archery class in the East
Bay for young kids (dad not so good a teacher). Also, are there good
archery ranges in the area?
Michael Lang has been conducting archery classes in Berkeley for the last 15
years. He has classes once a week at La Loma Park, a beautiful setting.
Classes are small with lots of individual attention for the students. He is a
gifted teacher. The fee is reasonable. My son took archery classes from
MIchael some years ago (he still ''draws the bow'') and I teach in Berkeley
and I've had students who have taken his classes as well. I highly recommend
Michael Lang: 841-7749
Does anyone know any archery classes given /practice range
available in the BayArea? More for casual entertainment rather than
Check out the archery range next to Chabot Space Center.
There is an archery range in Redwood Park in Oakland, right next to Chabot
Space and Science Center.
Call Michael Lang 510 841-7749 Archery at LaLoma Park in berkeley hourly 9 am
to 1 pm all summer. Relaxed positive atmosphere.
There are two great public ranges in the East Bay. One in Redwood park right
next to the Chabot space center. Here is the link:
The other is at Briones park, you have to hike in 3/4 of a mile or so to this
Both have clubs that offer lessons I think. Both have simple field ranges
then beautiful walk around courses with targets at various distances. Think
of golf with pointy sticks, very pretty. Good luck and have fun. Gary
Michael Lang teaches archery on Sunday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm in a local
park in the Berkeley HIlls. Michael is an excellent teacher, the cost is
extremely reasonable, and the setting is gorgeous. He has all the implements
(bows, arrows, targets, etc). He can be reached at 841-7749.
I'm looking for camps or classes in archery for a 10-year-old boy in or
berkeley. Any leads welcome.
There are several places in the bay area that have archery
classes or where you can find archery ranges. you might try The
Bow Rack in Richmond, Chabot Archery Range in the Oakland hills
or the Strawberry Canyon Archery Range (?) off of Skyline Blvd
(?) to find out if they have classes for children.
The Cal Strawberry Canyon camps have archery. See http://www.recsports.berkeley.edu/ "Youth Programs".
Where to Buy Archery Supplies
Archery: club? I don't know, but I do know a wonderful teacher,
Michael Lang who teaches archery in beautiful settings, in a small
park in the Berkeley hills. He offers 6 weeks classes, and the new
session starts this week-end, January 8th. You can even arrange with
Michael to have a birthday party for your child, archery lessons
included. Michaels phone: 841-7749
Michael Lang is offering archery instruction (the fine art of
drawing bow) at La Loma Park on Saturdays and Sundays -- and a new 6-week
session begins this weekend, Sept 6/7. My son studied with him and enjoyed
it; I observed and judge his approach as extraordinarily well thought out,
gentle and careful and, in a word, inspiring. I think he's a gifted
teacher. We first ran into him at the East Bay School of the Arts Summer
Camp, and I know he's taught at the summer camps at Strawberry Canyon.
Classes are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or noon, on either Saturday or
Sunday. He asks that any interested person call him at 841-7749 to check
on the availability of space. I wouldn't recommend this for children
younger than 6, and some 6 year olds obviously wouldn't be ready, but talk
to Michael about it if you think your child wants to try this. There are
also adults in these classes.
When I was doing archery on a semi-regular basis, I used to go to The Bow
Rack, 1058 Broadway, in San Pablo. I just called them to make sure they
were still in business, which they are. Their holiday hours are: M-F
10-9, Sat and Sun 10-5 (they may be closed on Sundays after X-mas). They
have a great selection of equipment, as well as an indoor target range.
Another archery resource in the Bay Area is the Redwood Bowmen Range, which
is in the Oakland Hills above Montclair. It's an outdoor range (so not so
attractive at this season) run by an archery club. They used to have
public hours one Sunday afternoon a month, as well as evening hours during
the summer. My phone book lists their address and phone as 10900 Skyline
Blvd, 530-0400. I'd call for current hours.
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