Technology has had a dramatic impact on exploration in the 21st century. Modern day explorers now head out into the field armed with a slew of devices designed to keep them in contact with the outside world at all times. Accomplished mountaineers say that there are 10 Conditions for Success on an expedition to Everest.
On this mission, you’ll get a taste of life at Base Camp by getting ready for your own Everest expedition. In the space of a week, you’ll have to set up camp, build a radio communication system, program your own LED torch, and get to grips with electronics to construct your own transport rover. Your objective will be to be as self-sufficient as you can. As you familiarise yourself with your expedition, you’ll also get to explore the culture of the Tibetan people.
TYPE OF MISSION
Science & technology
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.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Scientists or Engineers with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. 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 between 3 and 5 days. If you are booking less than 5 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 £215 per child for 3 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