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Archery camps offered through summer by El Paso County at Bear Creek Regional Park

       A series of archery camps are being offered at Bear Creek Regional Park starting June 15.
       Organized by El Paso County Parks, each camp will occur over a four-day span (10 a.m. to noon) and will be led by the Archery School of the Rockies, with USA-certified coaches, a press release states.
       The cost is $80. The camp is open to adults and children over the age of 5.
       Any money earned after costs will be used to upgrade the park's archery area (off Argus Boulevard and South 21st Street), according to Todd Marts, division manager of the county's Recreation and Cultural Services office.
       “What I think is really unique about this group [the Archery School] is that their main goal is to get kids into archery,” he said. “The format they follow is the same as for Olympic training.”
       That format is described in the press release as a “fun, interactive camp to learn the basic archery skills [through a] step-by-step approach to develop the individual's skills at their own pace.”
       In all, the camp offers seven four-day camps. The date ranges are June 15-18, June 29-July 2, July 6-9, July 14-17, July 27-30, Aug. 10-13 and Aug. 24-27.
       For more information, call the county at 520-6399. Registrations are taken online at elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 6/3/15; Outdoors: City/County Parks)

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