Enter the world of The LongBowyers as you design and craft your very own bow and arrows, like a professional archer.
On this mission, you’ll join a team of young Tributes dedicated to the art of the LongBowyer! You’ll learn all about the different types of woods experts use to craft bows, you’ll explore design techniques for maximum bow efficiency, and you’ll get to carve your very own Longbow to take home. Your Tribute Training will start with choosing your timber and learning the best whittling techniques for bow carving. You’ll learn about tillering and string construction before moving onto arrow design, assembling and fletching.
As well as archery, your Tribute Training will also give you the skills you’ll need to survive as a LongBowyer. You’ll learn about camouflaging, foraging for edible plants, building a camp and lighting a large fire. And to make sure you’re well-fed along the way you’ll feast on pancakes cooked over the fire, drink delicious hot chocolate from a Kelly kettle, and even try some delicious edible insects!
Once your bow is complete, you’ll take part in our final Tribute Competition where you’ll get your archery skills up to scratch before competing in the final LongBowyer tournament! Time to dig deep and make sure the odds are in your favour!
TYPE OF MISSION
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.
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.
Four-day mission with the flexibility to book 2 or 4 days.
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.
The price for this four day mission start at £140.00 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