A complex teen mission bringing together challenging bushcraft skills and an introduction to weapons engineering with a dose of open fire cooking!
You’ll have only 5 days to design and make an arsenal of weapons for your team, mixing medieval bushcraft skills and modern engineering – in your own outdoor camp. The projects have been designed to stretch your skills! No simple whittling here…
The Hive takes its educational purpose very seriously. Whilst we don’t promote the use of weapons, we do see the benefit of maker and bushcraft projects that truly enthuse young people. We thought long and hard about proposing a mission focused on weaponry and felt that ultimately the nature of the projects proposed meant that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. To provide context and avoid anything gratuitous, we set the projects in a “building” rather than a “fighting” context and gave the mission a fantasy angle.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 7 - 8). This mission is only open to children who have completed Year 6 and are ready to start senior school. Unfortunately we're not able to welcome younger children.
Both Lead and Support Facilitators on this type of mission are Bushcraft Professionals with Forest School experience. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 2 days or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing project.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
Prices for this mission start at £125 per child for 2 days. The price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.