They hold the secret to jungle survival. They know how to build shelters in the tamarind trees, how to make complex bridges from bamboo stalks, how to craft armours using coconut shells, how to catch fish with a four-pronged spear, how to start fires using wild bamboo sticks, and how to cook the most delicious rujak using fruit from the rainforest!
We couldn’t believe our luck when Stuart, who is The Hive’s Bushcrafter-In-Chief, decided to go on an adventure in the Balinese rainforest to learn all that is unique about jungle bushcraft. Stuart met some pretty amazing people there and loved his time so much that he’s developed this unique mission to share all that he’s learnt! Under his guidance, you‘ll have a go at building a bamboo frame shelter, you’ll get to cook rice cakes and fish in banana leaves, you’ll learn how to make and use jungle spears and how to start a fire using bamboo friction. You’ll discover the techniques that forest people use to stalk prey and clean water. The mission will conclude with a showcase to parents and Indonesian banana fritters around the fire!
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 question 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 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 daily 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.