On this five-day mission, you’ll learn all about knives – how they're made, how to use them expertly and how to look after them.
The mission will combine three great bushcraft projects: first you will get to whittle your very own camping knife and spoon out of wood. You’ll learn how to use a whittling knife skilfully, the different cutting techniques and the steps towards creating a really cool tool! Once you’ve completed your first project, you’ll then get to make a sheath out of leather for your kit, so you can carry it around safely on your belt. You'll finish by learning and applying more challenging freestyle techniques to wand whittling, culminating in an exciting spellcasting competition
Do you know what a fid is? What about a groover? A rowel wheel? You better join us to find out… Throughout the four days, as you develop your projects, your creativity will be fuelled by hot chocolate made in the Kelly kettles! In true Hive tradition, the mission will conclude with a celebration 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.
Four day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 2 days or as much as 4 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 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.