Curtis Gray Archery in the Schools Program Coordinator
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Archery is a great way to sharpen skills, build self-esteem and create a stronger atmosphere for success in the classroom.
The Archery in the Schools Program (AIS) – part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) – targets students as young as fourth grade and as old as high school seniors. They learn archery skills, as well as an outdoor hobby they may enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Kids of many physical skill levels can enjoy archery. A little concentration and hand-to-eye coordination is all it takes. Not only will students enjoy archery in the classroom, they’ll get the chance to display their skills at a state archery tournament sponsored by the AGFC.
Arkansas students will join thousands of others across the U.S. and Canada who have enjoyed and learned from NASP.
Archery is fun and beneficial in many ways, but it’s also relatively inexpensive and simple. Archery in the Schools requires a Genesis bow with a universal draw length and a wide range of draw weights. It works for just about everyone, right- or left-handed. Young archers love this bow, which comes in a variety of colors.
A National Archery in the Schools Program kit, which costs about $2,500, includes:
Money for Archery in the Schools Program may come from many sources, including Act 799 of 2003, which sends fine money collected from violators of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations to all 75 counties. The money is earmarked for conservation education in schools.
The AGFC may offer grants for archery equipment. Contact the AGFC for more information at 833-345-0325. Conservation groups also may be interested in helping support the Archery in the Schools Program.
Have you ever wanted to try hunting or harvest your own food? The Outdoor Skills Network is your one-stop resource for events offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and a network of partners who conduct opportunities to engage your outdoor skills in hunting, fishing, trapping, safety, wildlife, marksmanship, and more!
Event types and descriptions are merely guidelines to help you choose what is best for you -- they are not prerequisites.
NASP Equipment Order and Tax Forms
Click here to download any of the following forms found on the NASP website. Prices are effective through December 31, 2022.
Order Forms | Public Schools and Government Agencies
Order Forms | Private Schools and Non-Profit Organizations
All Basic Archery Instructor training counts as 6 hours of Professional Development credit. To check for available classes in your area, click on the Archery in the Schools calendar.
If your school would like to host a BAI training session, please complete the BAI Training Request Form and email to Curtis Gray, Archery in the Schools Program Coordinator.