Are you interested in becoming a bowhunter? Being successful takes patience, skill, and knowledge in the woods. Campers will receive hands-on practice in survival, first aid, map and compass, and archery. There will also be lessons on camouflage, treestands, shot placement, tracking and Landowner Relations. Campers will also be able to enjoy other camp activities including swimming, canoeing, fire building and much more.
On top of all that, campers will be able to participate in the Hunter Safety Crossbow course and have the opportunity to shoot a crossbow. Each successful participant will earn their Maine Archery Safety Certificate and Crossbow Safety Certificate that is good for life.
All youth that wants to participate in the archery hunting season are required to successfully complete a bowhunter course to obtain their license at the age of 16. Youth interested in hunting with a crossbow in the state of Maine are required to have successfully completed a crossbow safety course and show proof of having completed a Hunter Safety Archery or a Hunter Safety Firearm course.
The University of Maine defines firearms and archery equipment as weapons and has a strict weapons policy for the safety of all, and for liability and insurance reasons, camp program participants are asked not to bring their personal shooting sports equipment to Greenland Point Camp & Learning Center without prior authorization from the Camp Director or the Maine 4-H Shooting Sports Program Coordinator. The 4-H Shooting Sports instruction team at Bryant Pond is very familiar with the wide variety of equipment here and competently provides complete instruction in the shooting sports discipline programs that we offer.