In past years, I’ve run a Parent/ Child archery camp out at Louise Omoto Kessel’s Clapping Hands Farm. Here I taught the basics of good form, ethics and safety. Using my own homemade tackle, I gave my students the unique opportunity to shoot a kind of archery that is rare to experience these days. We spent time shooting balloons and pie plates at the straw bales -then tramped out to the forest and field, taking aim at fun cardboard targets I created.
My very close friend, the legendary Paul Ford, helped assist me teaching many times. Paul was not only a world class celloist and bassist, but an excellent archer. His wit, charm and great sense of humor graced many of my archery camps.