In the Hunger Games, Katness Everdeen’s penchant for befriending a spritely little african American girl a is matched only by her skill with a bow and arrow in her cache of survival skills. Ok, also her deadpan face. And while multiculturalism and girls-looking-tough have been rightfully cool for quite some time, its been a long while since archery’s been hip. Like, since Robin Hood maybe.
And thanks to Katness, and ok, we’ll say some of that Olympic fever, archery’s exploding like apples out of the mouths of pigs! Yes. Archery is the new kickball and girls are totally invited to play. But actually, like Katness, girls kind rule in the new hip archery. Archery clubs have been sprouting up all across the country and some, like Camp Jewell in Hartford, Connecticut, are offering a retreat weekend for women. Theirs is on September 7-9, 2012. The weekend is meant to help you “grow in spirit, mind and body” includes lots of activities, like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and of course, instruction on how to cut another bitch down using a good ol’ bow and arrow.
But don’t, like cry and stuff if you can’t make it. Check out discoverarchery.org—they’ve listings for archery clubs and other hip-nerdy things to do with bows and arrows all across the country.