You’ll have 5 days to build three complex weapons mixing medieval bushcraft skills and modern engineering – in your own outdoor camp. These projects have been designed to stretch your skills! No simple crafting here…
Whittle your own slingshot from a hazel branch and learn how to use it skilfully before competing in a slingshot tournament. Carve your own longbow, whittle arrows, and cast a unique arrowhead out of pewter. Work with different woods to design and build a trebuchet and learn the skills to handle it with ultimate accuracy.
Throughout the week you’ll also be mastering another very important survival skill - food! Learn how to make spiced hot chocolate, pancakes, baked apples, porridge with honey, and spit-roast game, all cooked medieval-style on an open fire.
This Halloween, learn the skills needed to outwit unearthly creatures and endure a chilling fantasy world with the ultimate bushcraft survival mission.
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
9 - 12. Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 9 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.
Prices for this mission start at £140 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.