FAQ 2018-12-04T21:03:30-08:00

Frequently Asked Questions

WFather Daughter archerye get asked a lot of questions about our range. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions.

General Questions

  • Can I rent equipment from San Francisco Archers?
    • We do not rent, loan, or sell archery equipment.  It is an insurance issue.
      • If you would like to try archery, join us for the Archery Outreach Program on the first and third Sunday of each month (Feb-Nov) from 9:00 AM to noon. Check our calendar before your visit.
      • The local commercial archery shops rent equipment for use at their facilities. Check out our Resources page for a list of commercial archery shops that offer rentals.
  • What time is the range open?
    • San Francisco Archer’s is open everyday of the year from sun up until sun down. However, our range is closed during range maintenance days, during our Outreach Programs, and for our tournament/shoots. Check our calendar before you visit.
  • Can I talk to someone at the range? Is there someone at the range regularly?
    • We are a non-profit volunteer-run organization. We do not have paid staff on-site. As a result, we cannot guarantee that there will be any  member at our range during normal business hours. The best times to talk to either a member or officer is during our range maintenance days, during our Board Meetings, or on the weekends when the weather is nice. Check our calendar for the exact days. If you have a question, we suggest contacting us via email, and we will reply within a few days.
  • I lost something at the range. How can I get it back?
    • We have a Lost & Found Bin in our Clubhouse. If a member has found an item, it is placed there. We suggest returning to the range during the weekends, an Outreach program, or range maintenance day when a member is more likely to be available on-site. Check our calendar for the exact days. We cannot guarantee that your lost item will be found.
  • How much does it cost to shoot at San Francisco Archers?
    • There is a daily shoot fee for non-members:  adults are $5.00 and children under 13 are admitted free of charge.
    • We offer memberships for individuals and families. For more information, please visit our membership page.
  • Can I shoot my crossbow or use broad heads at SFA?
    • No, we do not allow use of crossbows or broad head arrows at anytime or anywhere on the range. It is currently illegal in the county of San Mateo.

Events & Programs

  • Do you offer private instruction or do corporate events?
    • Currently, we do not offer private instruction for individuals or private events such as birthday parties, etc. Check out our Resources page for a list of commercial archery shops that offer private instruction or private event planning.
    • We DO offer limited corporate events or events for non-profit organizations (maximum of 20 people). These events are held at our range, outdoors, so its best scheduled during times of good weather.
      • Contact us if you are interested for groups of 20 people maximum.
        • We need a good amount of advance notice to schedule your event.
        • All our instructors are volunteers, so we need to coordinate with their calendars. Choose several dates in which you would be interested in having your event.
      • Refer to our Resources page for a list of commercial archery shops that offer larger group instruction.
  • What’s the difference between Outreach and JOAD/AAA?
    • The Outreach Program is a one-time class meant to introduce you to the basics of archery in a group setting.
    • JOAD / AAA is a longer term program where instructors take you from a beginner to an advanced archer through a curriculum over the course of many weeks.
  • How many people can I bring to the Archery Outreach Program?
    • The Outreach Program was not meant to handle large groups of people who want to shoot together.  A family or group of five is not too hard to accommodate but a larger group should contact a commercial archery shop for private instruction. Check out our Resources page for a list of commercial archery shops that offer private instruction for large groups.
  • Does the Archery Outreach Program get canceled if it rains?

    • Inclement weather is a problem. We do not shoot in high winds or when there is a steady rain or heavy showers.