Ocean State Archery | Release Your Inner Archer

Release Your Inner Archer

Ocean State Archery is your new home for target archery in Rhode Island

Big news!

Ocean State Archery will be moving outdoors in May to Slater Park for the summer! You’ll find the range in the field behind Daggett Farm near the seasonal home of the Haunted Tunnel. Parking lot available to the right of the big red silo and the concession area. 

Archery Lessons for Targeted Growth

Arrows stuck in a target, most of them hitting the bullseye

General Archery

5-week sessions, unless specified otherwise, multi-generational, ages 7-adult. All equipment provided. Please feel free to bring a chair, water, and healthy snacks. If you own your own equipment, please bring it with you. All archers must wear closed-toed shoes.

Try Archery

Try Archery! Archery is for anyone who wants to participate. Multi-generational beginner session for archers ages 7-adult. Please feel free to bring bug spray, a chair, water, and healthy snacks. All archers required to wear closed-toed shoes. No experience necessary, all equipment provided. 

A bow and target on a field

Private Coaching

Private lessons available ages 7-adult for beginner or experienced archers. Great way for beginners to get personalized, focused attention. Private lessons allow for individualized feedback, development and pursuit of goals, and concentrated practice for experienced archers. Equipment can be provided, or feel free to bring your own. 


Join USA Archery’s Junior Olympic Archery Development Program or Adult Archery Program. Develop skills that lead to competition, and earn achievement awards (pins) indoors or outdoors through progressive scoring achievements. JOAD/AAP archers must have USA Archery membership. JOAD is for archers ages 8 – 20, AAP is for adults ages 21 +

Bring the whole family

We offer lessons for parent-child pairs, small and large family groups, work and friend groups, corporate events, birthday parties, scout groups, and more.

About Ocean State Archery

Ocean State Archery owner and head coach Cerji Colvin first became involved in archery as a volunteer counselor at Circle of Tapawingo, a one-week camp in Maine for girls who’ve experienced the death of a parent. Circle’s director of landsports approached Cerji about becoming a certified instructor so that archery could be offered to Circle campers. After taking lessons, purchasing equipment, becoming a certified instructor, and creating the archery program at camp, Cerji was hooked on the sport. Cerji began to compete, and started to coach outside of camp. Cerji placed 2nd, 7th, and 3rd at Indoor Nationals in the barebow division as a senior female in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Cerji became a USA Archery certified coach in 2014, and completed Level IV Coach certification in 2020. After spending nine years coaching in Western Massachusetts, Cerji relocated to the ocean state in December 2022 to teach in Rhode Island. Coach Cerji looks forward to encouraging archers of all skill levels to try archery, or to improve their existing practice of the sport.

Coach Cerji Colvin, holding a bow and looking up at the camera smiling
Coach Cerji Colvin has 10 years of experience as a USA Archery certified coach and has been a Level IV-NTS Coach since 2020.

What It's Like to Learn with Coach Cerji

“I shoot barebow because I like the basic simplicity of shooting without lots of accessories. I see archery as a sport at which I can compete against myself, and I’m always working toward my next personal best. I encourage archers to succeed by supporting their goals, and understanding their challenges. I am empathetic to the needs of the archers I coach, and help them be empathetic toward themselves. I want archers to learn new skills in a fun, safe, respectful environment, where everyone is considerate of our community.”

What Our Clients are Saying

Questions? Get in touch!

Curious about JOAD/AAP, private coaching, or group lessons? Want to know more about our General Archery experience?

We’d love to hear from you.