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.
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.
Have you enjoyed the adventures of Robin Hood? 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 at the end of camp.
Campers will be under the tutelage of a teacher with over 30 years of experience in creative arts. They will gain knowledge of glass in art and the basic tools and skills need to create a piece of art from multiple pieces of cut glass.
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.
Campers will have a variety of projects to make that will introduce sewing and shaping leather; making pouches, bookmarks, mug frogs, and pendants.
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.
Campers will be lead on nature walks, being taught the benefits and dangers of the forest’s plants and animals with the forest itself as his 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.
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.
Campers will learn the art of candle making and be able to use these to light the night up.