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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Silver Springs Shores Community Center offering P.E., Archery programs for local youth

The Silver Springs Shores Community Center has announced two new programs to help keep local youth involved and active during the school year.

The first program being offered is Homeschool P.E./S.T.E.A.M. This program will occur every Tuesday beginning on September 6, and it will run continuously throughout the school year. Participating youth will be introduced to a variety of physical activities designed to help them improve motor skills and fitness levels while fostering peer relationships and promoting self-confidence.

Activities will include cooperative games, archery, fishing, team water sports, field games, team sports, general motor skills building, swimming, and various fitness concepts. Once each class is completed, all participants will be able to stay and swim in the community center’s heated pool.

The Homeschool P.E./S.T.E.A.M. program costs $15 per month (4 classes) and is intended for ages 9 to 15. The program will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6.

The community center is also offering a Discovery Archery class that is designed to help children and teenagers develop confidence with a bow and arrow while promoting exercise, boosting self-confidence, and developing friendships.

This unique program is open to participants of all skill levels and will include an introduction to archery, basic skills and drills, and unique 3D target shooting opportunities for participating children and teenagers. All equipment will be provided and each participant will learn the 11 steps of shooting with safety.

During the archery classes, participants will experience various target shooting challenges, including archery golf, a shooting gallery, target paint balloons, shooting for distance, and shooting for pizza. They will also experience an introduction to the crossbow and pistol bow. Each class will offer a different shooting experience that aims to be fun and challenging.

The Discovery Archery class costs $15 per month (4 classes) and is intended for ages 9 to 17. The first session will be held at 5 p.m. on each Tuesday in September (September 6, September 13, September 20, and September 27).

A second session will be held at 5 p.m. on each Tuesday in October (October 4, October 11, October 18, and October 25).

To register for the Homeschool P.E./S.T.E.A.M program or Discovery Archery class, please visit the Silver Springs Shores Community Center located at 590 Silver Road in Ocala. For more information, please contact the community center at 352-438-2810.