13 Aug - 17 Aug 2018 Age range: 11 - 13

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13 Aug - 17 Aug 2018 Age range: 11 - 13

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mission overview
 

A COMPLEX TEEN MISSION BRINGING TOGETHER CHALLENGING BUSHCRAFT SKILLS AND AN INTRODUCTION TO WEAPONS ENGINEERING WITH A DOSE OF OPEN FIRE COOKING!

Imagine a world of fantasy where 21st century engineering meets medieval craft and where hybrid weaponry is the condition of your survival. This mission is just that!

You’ll have only 5 days to design and make an arsenal of weapons for your team, mixing medieval bushcraft skills and modern engineering – in your own outdoor camp. The projects have been designed to stretch your skills! No simple whittling here…

Medieval camp setting
Trebuchet building
Long bow making
Introduction to blacksmithery
Char cloth making and fire lighting
Rabbit gutting and preparation

At the end of the week you will be rewarded for your hard work with delicious rabbit stew on the open fire, medieval style! 

 

Note to parents

As an organisation, the Hive takes its educational purpose very seriously. Whilst we don’t promote the use of weapons, we do see the benefit of maker and bushcraft projects that truly enthuse young people. We thought long and hard about proposing a mission focused on weaponry and felt that ultimately the nature of the projects proposed meant that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. To provide context and avoid anything gratuitous, we set the projects in a “building” rather than a “fighting” context and gave the mission a fantasy angle.

 


MISSION FACT FILE

TYPE OF MISSION
Combination of Bushcraft & Making

RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 7 - 8). 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.

FACILITATION
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be DT teachers and bushcraft experts with experience of leading projects for teenagers. 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.

MISSION DURATION
Five day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 3 days or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 3 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing project. 

DAILY TIMES
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
Prices for this mission start at £214 for one child for 3 days. The daily price decreases as more days are booked. We offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here for further information. 

HIVE T-SHIRT
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