Ocean State Archery | Release Your Inner Archer

Release Your Inner Archer

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

Brand new to archery?

Our 5-week sessions are for both beginner and experienced archers. We coach modern barebow target, Olympic-style recurve target, and compound target archery.

Archery Lessons for Targeted Growth

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

General Archery Classes

5-week sessions for both beginner and experienced archers. We coach modern barebow target, Olympic-style recurve target, and compound target archery.

Mount Holyoke Try Archery Event

MHC alumnae welcome to join us to try archery 3-5pm Saturday, October 28 at CLCF field in Cranston. $10 per archer, please bring a chair and wear closed-toed shoes. No experience necessary, all equipment provided. 

A bow and target on a field

Private Coaching

Dedicated, focused coaching time allows for individualized feedback, development and pursuit of goals, and concentrated practice.

Archers shooting at targets in a field at dusk


Advanced programs for USA Archery members. Advance at your own pace, participate in pin shoots, and achieve your personal best.

Bring the whole family

We offer lessons for parent-child pairs, small and large family goups, work and friend groups, 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 became a USA Archery certified coach in 2014, and spent nine years coaching in Western Massachusetts before relocating 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 9 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/AAAP, private coaching, or group lessons? Want to know more about our General Archery experience?

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