First you’ll meet Alex. She’s a journalist and ecologist who spends her life on the road researching the most endangered places in the world. She has a bit of a problem at the moment though… She’s filming a video diary of her travels for National Geographic and her producer has asked for exciting facts, creations and artefacts on the wildlife, culture and art of all the places she visits.
Yikes! She has no idea how to do this… This is where you come in:)
To help Alex, you’ll have to learn how to build an Inuksuk the Innuit way, you’ll discover the art of Carnival and mask making in Peru, you’ll encounter the “old men of the forest” in Borneo, you’ll find out why you need to keep a very close eye on the vanilla orchids of Madagascar, you’ll have a go at making your own mosaics like a true Turk, and more… As you make your way around the globe, you’ll also have a go at tasting the scrumptious foods you’ll discover along the way!
The journey will culminate with an invitation to discover and sample the children’ creations, followed by a fun family quiz. Parents, be prepared!
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 Practising Artists with experience of delivering arts-led projects with children in the outdoors. 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.
Five day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 2 days or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing project.
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.
Prices for this mission start at £129 per child for 2 days. 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.