Curriculum

Example Curriculum

Archery
Campers will learn as much about traditional archery including a brief history, proper form, and how to aim and shoot a longbow. The instructor teaches the campers the difference between a Hot field and a Cold field. This is to ensure the safety of all on and off the archery field. They will then use their skills in an archery Tournament to be held at the end of camp.
Archery

Swordplay
Campers will train with Sherwood’s own sword master! They will learn a little history and stances and forms of swordplay. This class is a favorite among all campers.
Swordplay

Theatre
Has your family enjoyed Sherwood’s version of the tales of Robin Hood each Faire season? Campers will be under the creative influence of Sherwood Forest Faire’s Director of Entertainment.  All throughout the week they will enjoy interacting on stage culminating in a great performance (which parents and guests may attend) at the end of camp.
Theater

Magic
Campers this year will learn the art of magic from a master magician willing to share a few of those arcane secrets. Abra Kadabra!

Blacksmithing
Did you enjoy watching the blacksmith as you came into Faire? Students will learn the skill of blacksmithing through forming their own ornamental metalwork to take home with them.
Blacksmithing

Leather
Campers will have a variety of projects to make that will introduce sewing and shaping leather; making pouches, bookmarks, mug frogs, and pendants.
LeatherWorking

Falconry
Learn how to handle majestic birds, such as a Falcon. Get a chance to hold one on your hand!
Falconry

Pottery
Campers will learn a bit of the history of pottery and how to work and form clay culminating in a final piece they can take with them.
Pottery

Herbal Lore
Campers will be led on nature walks, being taught the benefits and dangers of the forest’s plants and animals with the forest itself as the classroom. Campers will learn names and uses for native plants and animals, and will also be taught about the importance of caring for the land that they live on.
HerbLore

Costuming
Campers this year will learn to make those wonderful costumes we all love to wear to Sherwood Forest Faire.
Costuming

Soap Making
Campers will learn the art of soap making and be able to use some of the soap they make to make sure they are clean during the week.
SoapMaking

Candle Making
Campers will learn the art of candle making and be able to use these to light the night up.
Candlemaking

Knighthood