Ten thousand years ago, wolves roamed the land. They were clever, courageous, and fiercely loyal to their pack. For them, survival was everything, and the best chance of surviving was working together; they were the ultimate team players. Living alongside them were small nomadic hunter gatherer clans. They learned a lot from the wolves as they travelled through forests, plains, caves, and glaciers. Clans and wolves survived by cooperating and protecting one another.
This mission is a challenging quest to understand the survival skills of the Stone Age people. Inspired by the ways of the wolf, it’s about learning to live in the elements through the strength of your clan. You will learn practical stone age skills like building shelters, whittling tools, and lighting fires using homemade char cloth.
But it’s not just about survival, Stone Age people also knew how to celebrate! Party Palaeolithic-style as you enjoy delicious hotdogs made from wild boar sausages and make your own songs with homemade musical instruments. And don’t forget the decorations – paint cave murals using natural pigments to impress your fellow clan. It’s time to find your place in the pack.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 8 or older. If you have any questions about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
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 or 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 2, 3 or 5 days.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
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.
The price for this five day mission start at £140 per child for 2 days. 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.