Immerse yourself in the role of a young Maya tribute and play the game to save your skin! You have been charged with throwing this year’s festival to appease the gods and prevent the need for HUMAN SACRIFICES. To do this, you must create a spectacle of rituals, performances and offerings made from the ‘gift of the gods’ - Cacao. But Ek Chuah, the Mayan god of WAR and CHOCOLATE, is angry… He demands sacrifice, or there will be consequences!
Day by day, it’s up to the teams to work against the clock to set up their festival, but also gain the favour of Ek Chuah. Pay the correct tribute to this vengeful god of chocolate, and he will bless you with great gifts to aid you in your quest. Fail to satisfy him, and your team will pay a penalty!
Each group will compete for resources to create the most spectacular festival. They’ll have to build camp in the amazon rainforest, whittle their own cacao beans crushing tools, roast and grind the beans to make chocolate, perform a traditional Mayan fire ceremony, create terrifying Maya masks and compete to concoct the most scrumptious cacao treats, such as rich chocolate truffles and spiced hot xocolatl. All the while satisfying the whims of the wrathful Ek Chuah by completing the tasks he has set. Will your offerings be enough to satisfy the wrath of the god?
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
08 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). 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.
Our Lead Facilitators are Bushcraft or Forest School Leaders with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. 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.
Four-day mission with the flexibility to book 2 or 4 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