Get Involved: Gunnison (Area 16) - Education/Outreach Support (Archery)
Education/Outreach Support (Archery)
Taylor Challenge is a multi-day outdoor recreation and team-building program that serves every 8th grader at Gunnison Middle School. This annual event is a three-day overnight field trip that occurs during the first week of school every year. Utilizing the outdoors as a unifying theme, the goal of the Taylor Challenge program is to build and promote community, trust, confidence and healthy life choices within the entire grade class (90-120 students). Over three days, the students navigate several activity stations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife assists with the archery (NASP) and leads the fly fishing stations, with the help of staff and volunteers.
This volunteer role assists with the archery station in small group settings to cover just the basics. A NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) certified teacher from the Middle School leads this station with assistance from CPW staff and volunteers. The station covers eye dominance, the 11 steps to archery success, string bow, and target shooting using whistle command. The students utilize the remaining time to practice shooting.
Travel time to site (if applicable). Commit to 1-3 days of helping with archery or fly fishing stations (2 stations per day, 4 hours each). This annual event occurs during the first week of school every year.
The opportunity to teach 'the next generation' of young recreationist outdoor skills while enjoying a rewarding and reinforcing experience with CPW staff in a beautiful outdoor setting