Few people are as tough as the Vikings. For a Norseman or Norsewoman spending time outdoors isn’t optional, it’s a matter of life or death! To survive they must master a long list of skills; be talented woodsmen, archers with the greatest dexterity, champion boat makers, gifted trappers, and resourceful tradesmen. Their bushcraft knowledge is second to none.
On this mission, you’ll get to follow in their legendary footsteps and discover how to master the art of survival, Viking-style! During the week, you’ll learn how to light a fire with Chaga fungus, construct an A-Frame Viking tent, whittle a wooden spear, build a raft, and learn Viking runes. You’ll also have a chance to play legendary Viking games: proving your strength in the Toga Hönk, competing in the Viking Olympics, and finding out which team will triumph at Knattleikr! And after all the hard work is done, and the games have been played, celebrate your achievements with a bit of pampering as you learn some tips about Norse grooming, and treat your tastebuds to a delicious Viking feast cooked over the fire with a warming cup of honey mead!
Are you ready to learn from the best? It’s time to unleash your inner Viking.
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.
Prices for this mission start at £140 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.