The Watertown Archers started a youth archery program in 2007 with a generous donation from Tom Theder, a long standing member with the Watertown Archers, who passed away after a battle with cancer. Toms’ wish was to provide the youth in our community a opportunity to learn the sport of archery, a past time which he enjoyed greatly. Upon this donation, the Watertown Archers created the “Tom Theder Memorial Fund”. This fund has been used to purchase a dozen Mathews Genisis youth bows, arrows and related archery accessories. The Tom Theder Memorial Fund also will pay for The Wisconsin Bowhunters Assoc. membership for any youth under 18 who also becomes a member of the Watertown Archers.
Ten members of the Watertown archers have been certified to teach the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) cirriculum. Nasp is a nation wide program that teaches the fundamentals of archery and holds competitive tournaments.
Currently The Watertown Archers offer two separate six week courses, between January and April, for kids between the ages of 8 and 15. Registration form and detailed information for these courses can be obtained from the Watertown Park and Recreation Department located at 515 South First Street.