GHA is not a retail archery facility but rather an archery academy for lack of a better description. We have a 50 yard indoor target and 3D range located at 1020 Chestnut Road, Orwigsburg PA 17961. We are a fully insured facility that requires shooters to fill out waivers prior to shooting.
We currently have team practices two days per week. On Wednesdays at 5:30pm and 6:45pm and Sundays at 4:30pm and 5:45pm. These time slots are reserved for our archery team practice. Our archery team represents two non-profit orgnaizations. The first team we formed was part of Scholastic 3-D Archery, an after school archery program that was created by the former director of NASP (National Archery In the Schools). S3DA is a competition based program that hosts both target and 3D tournaments in conjunction with other major events across the nation. S3DA provides a clear path from elementary school to highschool meanwhile providing shooters with the opportunities to win college scholarship money to shoot archery in post secondary edu. In 2016 S3DA saw competitors offered over $4 million in college scholarships.
What we like most about S3DA is it doesn’t just focus on competition it also has a bowhunting component to it as well with its partnership with the Pop & Young Club. S3DA is truly and all encompassing orgnaization that hits on all the important areas of the sport in order to promote, recruit, and retain shooters in all archery disciplines.
GHA is also a part USA Archery. We are the areas on JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) and Adult JOAD program in the area. This programs focuses on both indoor and outdoor competitive archery. USA Archery has recently adopted a 3D animal target division as well.
“JOAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.” (USA Archery 2017)
Both the Junior and Adult JOAD programs function onder an acheivement system. Archers earn pins in coordindation with score achievments from specific distances.
1. Archers participating in the JOAD and Adult Achievement Award Programs will not be asked to re-earn any pins they have already been awarded.
2. Archers should earn pins one at a time, in consecutive order.
3. Archers progressing through the scoring matrices should use the new scoring guidelines starting with the next pin they are working toward.
4. If an award level has more than one distance/target size, the club leader will choose what target face to have the archer positioned at based on the skill level and experience of the archer.
5. To earn an a JOAD Olympian Award the archer will be required to shoot the distance and target face that corresponds to their JOAD Class at National Events (i.e. Bowman, Cub, Cadet, Junior).
6. The Achievement Program is not based on gender.