The Club

Welcome to Northern Virginia Archers (NORVA), a premier members-only archery club nestled within 71 acres of beautiful Virginia parkland, adjacent to Fountainhead Regional Park in Fairfax Station. At NORVA, our passion for archery unites a diverse community of archers, from beginners to seasoned professionals, and embraces all disciplines, including compound and traditional archery. As proud affiliates of the Virginia Field Archery Association and the National Field Archery Association, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment, where members can hone their skills, share their experiences, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. Our top-notch clubhouse serves as the hub of our club, offering a comfortable space for relaxation and a range of state-of-the-art tools and facilities for bow maintenance, arrow customization, and performance optimization. Discover the NORVA difference and join our vibrant community of archers today!

Our Ranges

gets the most use out of all of NORVA’s ranges. It contains five fixed distance ranges starting at 20 yards and going to 40 yards with block targets.

is designed for the expert archer, but also can cater to the novice. The range is marked from 15 to 60 yards with markers every five yards in between.

is designed for our dedicated bowhunters and is the only range at NORVA that allows archers to use broadhead arrowheads.

is dedicated to our novice archers that are new to the sport. This range has four fixed distance targets with a fabric mesh screen draped behind them to catch any stray arrows. It is intended to be used solely for orientation and class environments, so we ask our general members to refrain from using it and leave it for the inexperienced archers.

is an NFAA certified, fixed-distance field archery course. This is our most relaxing course, offering benches for regular breaks and taking archers down paths along streams and through grassy clearings on an easy 2-mile hike in the Virginia woodlands. The course is split into two separate ranges: 1-14 on one half and 15-28 on the other half. Signs are posted at regular intervals to keep our archers on the right trail. This range is host to many archery tournaments during the competition season and is used for both target shooting and paper animal targets.

is set up along the back half of the field archery range (targets 15 – 28). The 3-D targets are strictly for kids, aged 12 and under, shooting from the silver stake since the field course was not designed to meet the required safety clearance zone for 3-D targets at all marked distances.

is our pride and joy, and one of the largest of its kind in Northern Virginia. The course is stretched out on a 1.5-mile trail loop and has 25 individual lanes with 30 targets that are unmarked distances and dotted along a terrain walking trail. Each lane is designed for a wide variety of skills to make it one of the most versatile archery ranges in the state of Virginia. Archers can shoot from one of the six following IBO categories:

Blue (max 50 yards)
Green (max 45 yards)
Red (max 40 yards)
Yellow (max 35 yards)
Orange (max 30 yards)
White (max 25 yards)

Pink “Ironman” (max 60 yards)
Not an official class but a challenging shot often around or between obstacles.

Our Clubhouse

Welcome to our climate-controlled clubhouse, designed to provide archers with a comprehensive range of top-notch amenities and services. Inside, you’ll find an arrow saw and spinner to customize your arrows for improved accuracy, a professional bow press and hanging bow scale for essential maintenance and adjustments, and a standing compound bow vice for secure, hands-free bow work. Additionally, our paper tuning and state-of-the-art chronograph facilities enable you to optimize arrow flight and measure arrow speed with precision. Relax in our retro 70s-inspired seating area, complete with comfortable sofas and a unique barrel fireplace, as you mingle with fellow archery enthusiasts. Experience the perfect blend of comfort, community, and cutting-edge tools to elevate your archery skills to new heights.

Clubhouse

Seating

Relax in our cozy clubhouse, featuring a retro 70s-inspired seating area with comfortable sofas and a unique barrel fireplace. Unwind after your archery session, socialize with fellow enthusiasts, and soak in the warm, inviting atmosphere.

Chronograph and Paper Tuning

Fine-tune your bow and arrow performance with our state-of-the-art chronograph and paper-tuning facilities inside the clubhouse. Accurately measure arrow speed, optimize arrow flight, and ensure consistent accuracy, all in a controlled indoor environment.

Arrow Saw and Spinner

Customize your arrows to perfection with our on-site arrow saw and spinner. Achieve the ideal arrow length and ensure proper balance and straightness for improved accuracy and consistency in your shots. Experience the difference with tailor-made equipment.

Bow Press

Bow Press

Maintain and adjust your compound bow with ease using our professional bow press. Safely perform tasks like replacing strings, cables, or cams, and fine-tune your bow’s settings for optimal performance. Expert assistance is available to guide you through the process.

Bow Vice

Take advantage of our standing compound bow vice for secure, hands-free bow maintenance and adjustments. Easily work on your bow, whether you’re installing accessories, tightening bolts, or making other modifications, all within a stable and convenient setup.

Bow Scale

Accurately measure your bow’s draw weight with our reliable hanging bow scale. Determine the exact force required to pull your bowstring, allowing for fine adjustments and ensuring a consistent shooting experience tailored to your preferences and skill level.