Ten thousand years ago, wolves roamed the land. They were clever, courageous, and fiercely loyal to their pack. For them, family was everything: they were the ultimate team players. Living alongside them were small nomadic hunter-gatherer clans. They learned a lot from the wolves as they traveled through forests, plains, caves and glaciers. Clans and wolves survived by cooperating and protecting one another.
Inspired by the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, this mission is a challenging quest for the elusive Wolf Spirit… It’s about learning to survive in the Stone Age through the power of your clan. Safe in your Wolf Pack, you will be trained in the most important skills for thriving in the Stone Age: building strong teams, sharing vital resources, developing alliances and trading materials. Once you complete your training, you’ll be ready to compete with other Wolf Packs to find and retrieve the Wolf Spirit!
Along the way, you’ll also learn lots of practical stone age skills: flint knapping, lighting a fire with iron pyrite, flint and Horse's Hoof fungus, foraging for the tastiest berries, cooking wild boar sausages, making cordage for a shelter, carving a bone necklace for your clan, creating tallow candles and learning all about trees to keep the spirits on side!
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 questions 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 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.
Five-day mission with the flexibility to book 2, 3 or 5 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 five day mission start at £140 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.