Members Only: Introduction to Archery


Members only
Sunday, June 24th at 12:00 (3 hours)
Location: Montessori Kindergarten, Feuerbacher-Tal-Straße 215, 70469 Stuttgart
Nearest Station: bus + walk only, see VVS for recommendations 
Maximum 10 participants
RSVP using the pending Facebook event or the contact form below
Cost per person €10 paid in advance no later than June 8th
Please bring something to share for our lunch hour (more in the FB event)

Longtime member Caroline Güldener has invited us to learn the basic techniques of archery at this June event. Because the sport doesn’t require a lot of mobility, it is accessible to a huge range of people of all ages and most abilities.

Archery is the age-old art of propelling an arrow (accurately!) towards a target. Archery dates back to the stone age and almost every culture in the world has some form of archery in its history: for survival, combat and for competition. The ancient sport has now become one of the fastest growing Olympic sports and has also become a popular recreational sport due films such as The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Brave, and Game of Thrones. Traditional forms of archery are also used for therapeutic and personal and team building purposes.

Caroline teaches traditional ‘intuitive’ archery using wooden bare bows (flat bows and long bows) and wooden arrows. We’ll be shooting straw targets, among other things, and all equipment will be supplied. Please wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing.

We will start at 12:00 with a light lunch and shoot from 13:00 to 15:00. Please bring something to share for our lunch. Please note that this event is being held in a somewhat remote location with inconvenient public transportation, so if you don’t have a car and need to car pool, let us know and we will try to arrange something!

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. This event requires a minimum of 8 participants to take place, maximum 10 (possibly 12).

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer your €10 to the IWCS bank account no later than Friday, June 8th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.