Is it yours too? On this mission, you will get to design and craft your very own bow and arrows like a traditional archer. And then you’ll get to test them with a mix of target practice and distance practice!
First you’ll learn about the woods that can be used, you’ll look at different types of bows through history, you’ll explore bow design techniques and factors effecting bow efficiency. Then the bow making will begin: you’ll choose your timber and start carving, you’ll learn about tillering and string construction before moving onto arrow design, assembling and fletching.
The workshop will conclude with an exciting archery training session, where you’ll get to practice different techniques before a final team competition!
A COMPLETE AND EXCITING MAKING JOURNEY FROM RESEARCH THROUGH TO DESIGN, BUILDING, TESTING AND COMPETING, ALL IN THE OUTDOORS!
Mission Fact File
TYPE OF MISSION Bushcraft
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE 08 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). 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.
FACILITATION 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.
MISSION DURATION Five-day mission with the flexibility to book 2, 3 or 5 days.
DAILY TIMES 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.