Imagine a mountain of exquisite beauty, where dramatic peaks reach for the sky, and steep slopes covered in mystifying forests transform into ancient volcanic ravines. Where diverse wildlife have lived for over a thousand years, and freezing winds pelt the landscape. Sounds pretty unbelievable, doesn’t it? Well, think again. Welcome to "The White Mountain"!
This week, you’ll take a deep dive into the fascinating culture of Japan, full of harmony, respect, beauty…and awesome bushcraft! You’ll whittle your own Japanese survival knife, build a floating shelter, light campfires, learn how to make hatchets and use them skilfully, and master the expertise needed to survive in the Haku Mountain wilderness. And when you’ve worked up your appetite, you’ll cook delicious tonkotsu ramen, and soba noodles with cod fish over the campfire.
The Japanese are famous for living in harmony with nature; you’ll discover the art of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and the magic of being quiet amongst the trees. You’ll also learn about forest medicine and the ancient art of bonsai. You'll have a go at holding a tea ceremony, and throw your own hanami party complete with personalised origami cherry blossoms!
It’s time to immerse yourself in a fascinating culture and test your resilience in one of the most exciting places on Earth.
This mission is currently in development. The full itinerary will be available in early 2024.
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. Children will be put in small working groups throughout the week according to their age. 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. 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 1 - 5 days.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
Extended care is also available from 9am to 5pm - 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 £72.00 per child for 1 day. 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.