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Engage with nature in a new way as you learn the form and function of one of the world's oldest inventions against the backdrop of a beautiful forest

Our Flex Pass options allow you to sign up for five visits at your own leisure, removing you from the confines of a weekly schedule. Flex Pass options roll over one season, so a Spring Pass would also be usable in the Fall season. 

Family Classes

Our family program allows caregivers and their children to experience the magic of archery together. Build community with likeminded families and bond with your children at a critical age.

Student Classes

Give your child the gift of a new skill as they work alongside other children and learn how to balance their minds and bodies as they develop new abilities.

Our Sessions:


Rhinoceros Creek a lovely combination of forest and open space, we hold our classes along the wooded trails as well as the pavilion below.

405 US-202, Somers, NY 10589, USA

Prices are standard across all locations and time slots

Access - $397.50

Standard - $530.00

Support - $662.50

Flex Pass - $331.25



Archery is an age old sport that teaches a calmness of mind and a consistency of body.  It borrows from yoga, competitive sports, and meditation in an  attempt to create a synergy of spirit. Our instructor Gary folds history and cultural commentary into his lessons, which are open to archers of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned archer or you've never touched a bow, our classes can help hone your skills and push your development in new and exciting ways. 

We offer family classes as well as student-only programs.

We are committed to providing safe, outdoor programs. Learn about our newest policies here >

Ancient Skill, Modern Applications

The beauty of nature only becomes clear when we achieve balance within it. Archery offers the ability to steady the hand and ready the mind in a way that teaches grace and awareness, something that is hard to find in today's world. Parents and Children alike often find themselves overworked and overwhelmed, and a constant digital presence does little to allow for real connection and truly unplugging. Our Archery program achieves this, and everyone we have come to our program speaks highly of the calming space that it allows for. Archery is a skill as old as we are, and yet there is so much to learn from it today.


Archery is a program that combines sport, meditation, and focus. Our sessions are geared specifically towards getting people on the range, learning and connecting with each other as they engage their bodies and minds.

Our program runs at two beautiful locations, Brinton Brook Sanctuary in Croton-on-Hudson, and Marsh Sanctuary in Mt Kisco - each with over 150 acres of meadows, ponds, boulders, and wooded trails to explore throughout the year. At each site a tent provides light cover from rainy weather and ventilation on all four sides; under this tent is our outdoor "classroom" with sit stumps, books and toys, and a central fire, where the day begins and ends.

Our Garden Our Mt. Kisco location has a garden that we plant, tend, and maintain every year. We're just now in the process of preparing it for this year's seeding, which means the kids are hard at work pulling weeds and reforming the beds with us as we teach them all about the process. See below for a video we made showcasing the different sections of our garden, and check back in later for updates on it.

Staff Our teachers aren't just great preschool educators, they are also trained naturalists with an unwavering passion for the outdoors! In addition to passing a background check and being COVID-vaccinated, our staff is fully trained in safety and first aid, teaching techniques, naturalist skills and ancestral crafts.

Teaching Philosophy The outdoors can be unpredictable, and that is what makes it the perfect learning environment for young kids. Our teachers utilize Coyote Mentoring to encourage students to make their own discoveries and learn from their own experiences. Instead of relying on adults to introduce them to the world, they discover it themselves through hands-on exploration and gentle, leading questions - so they can dive deep and walk away excited. 

climb  •  explore  •   collaborate  •  fish  •  play  •   build  •   experiment  •  touch  •  taste   •    discover  •  compare  •  tell stories  •  create stories  •  make friends

A Day In The Life

Example of a Morning (9:15a-12:00p) / Afternoon (1:00p-3:45p) Session

9:15a / 1:00p  Freeplay Staff lead students in a bird-beak game.

9:30a / 1:15p  Snack and Story Kids sit on tree stumps in our outdoor classroom and eat snack while listening to a story about bird nests. 

9:45a / 1:30p  Adventure Group outing to build bird nests in grove of small trees away from tent, with opportunities to play along the way.

11:30a / 3:15p  Snack and Story Kids return to tent for a second snack, and story about bird migration.

11:45a / 3:30p  Freeplay Kids play freely, often inspired by the day's events.

12:00p / 3:45p  Parent Pickup Teachers greet parents and share stories of the day.



Tuition We offer three options for registration: two days (Tuesdays & Thursdays); three days (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays); or five days a week (Monday-Friday). Tuition is billed monthly at $368, $552, or $860, for a total of $368, $5520, or $8600 per year, respectively. 


Packing List Before the start of the program, we send an email to all participants with the packing list and arrival instructions.

COVID Safety Mask wearing is optional, unless you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive. Read more about our COVID policies here.


Weather Safety Class will occur in sunny or rainy weather. Class is cancelled only due to dangerous weather (temps below 20 F, lightning, high winds.) We do virtual story time during these days, and offer a 50% credit for the cancelled class that we apply to your next month's bill.

If anyone has any additional questions, please email

What People Say

"I know it's good for her, and I didn't necessarily feel that way about other experiences that we were having before this. So that part is huge for me is as a's for the greater cause of who they're going to become."

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