Elite Archery Academy

Elite Archery

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In a Nutshell

Archers and bow-hunters instruct students in the sport of archery over the course of four weeks, with one 90-minute class per week

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Choose from Three Options

  • $199 for olympic archery camp for one ($400 value)
  • $385 for olympic archery camp for two ($800 value)
  • $479 for olympic archery camp for three ($1,200 value)

    Session 1) July 17th-Aug. 14th Session 2) Aug. 28th-Sep. 25th --each session includes one day per week of training, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Compound Bows: A Wheel-Powered Weapon

The compound bow is the standard for modern bowhunting. Check out Groupon's explanation of how the bow's distinct shape makes it a dream to draw.

For centuries, the bow and arrow had the same general construction—a flexible piece of wood curved by a tight string. In the late 1960s, however, a new invention revolutionized the archer's toolset. The brainchild of an inventor named Holless Wilbur Allen, the compound bow is distinguished by a system of pulleys located on the ends of the bow. As the archer draws back on the string, the mechanism picks up the slack, assuming much of the work of bending the limbs of the bow.

In all types of bows, the energy of an arrow doesn't come from releasing the string—it comes from the limbs springing back into place. Greater tension therefore results in greater power. Unlike traditional recurve bows, which consist of a single flexible material such as troll tendons, compound bows are extremely rigid, particularly in the center. That stiffness allows for considerable power, making for superior velocity, accuracy, and distance compared to other bows.

Stress Relief

Even before the arrow flies, the compound bow holds another crucial advantage. With a traditional bow, all the potential force of a drawn-back arrow rests on the archer's fingers. For a hunter, who often has to hold an arrow in place, patiently waiting for the right moment to shoot the cap off another beer, this can lead to pain and fatigue. A compound bow's pulleys reduce this strain while maintaining the tension in the bow, allowing the archer to draw back the string well before a perfect shot opens up.

Customer Reviews

This was an amazing experience! My instructor was not only knowledgeable and able, but a great teacher who loves what he does. He is a very nice person. He has been an archer for over 40 years yet he knows how to explain things to a novice. I cannot say enough good things about him.
Joseph K. · 5 days ago
Our instructor was fun and knowledgable and the kids loved it! Would love to go back as a family and take more lessons when time and money permit.
Melinda R. · January 5, 2017
The instructor is great. Great experience.
Daniel M. · November 25, 2016
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    Elite Archery

    4000 Baldwin Road

    District 8

    Auburn Hills, MI 48326

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