They could hunt and stalk prey without leaving any trace. They could build almost undetectable hides. They were expert at spearfishing and making the fastest blowguns. They could start a fire in no time, using only natural materials. They knew how to catch and preserve meat. They had healing potions for almost everything!
On this mission, you will learn to survive in the Great Plains of America, the Native way. Mentored by your Chief, you will master tipi building, bow and drill fire lighting, the great Fox Walk, tomahawk spear making and the art of the blow gun*. You’ll have to impress the Chief with your Headdress, camouflage techniques and healing potion skills. You’ll have a go at plucking and gutting a pigeon** ready for the fire and you’ll find out how to bake the most delicious corn bread in a skillet. The mission will conclude with a celebration ceremony around the fire where you’ll get to make and play your very own drums!A DIFFERENT TAKE ON BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL SKILLS WITH A MIX OF CHALLENGING AND FUN ACTIVITIES SET IN AN EXCITING CULTURAL CONTEXT
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 £129 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.