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!
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.
This is a two-day mission.
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.
The price for this mission is £125 per child for 2 days. 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.