23 July - 27 July 2018 Age range: 8 - 11

Destination Jungle Final 07.12.png
Destination Jungle Final 07.12.png

23 July - 27 July 2018 Age range: 8 - 11

from 126.00
Number of children:
Number of days:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
Add extended care: £4 per session
Number of sessions:
Number of children:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

mission overview

 

IN THE DEEP CANOPY OF THE INDONESIAN JUNGLE LIVE THE RAINFOREST PEOPLE: THE TREE-DWELLING KOROWAI, THE WOOD CARVING ASMAT, THE DANI WARRIORS, THE PROUD BADUY… 

 

They hold the secret to jungle survival. They know how to build shelters in the tamarind trees, how to make complex bridges from bamboo stalks, how to craft armours using coconut shells, how to catch fish with a four-pronged spear, how to start fires using wild bamboo sticks, and how to cook the most delicious rujak using fruit from the rainforest!

We couldn’t believe our luck when Stuart, who is The Hive’s Bushcrafter-In-Chief, decided to go on a 3-month adventure in the Balinese rainforest to learn all that is unique about jungle bushcraft. Stuart met some pretty amazing people there and loved his time so much that he’s developed this unique mission to share all that he’s learnt! Under his guidance, you‘ll have a go at building a bamboo frame shelter, you’ll get to cook rice cakes and fish in banana leaves, you’ll learn how to make and use jungle spears and how to start a fire using bamboo friction. You’ll discover the techniques that forest people use to stalk prey and clean water. The mission will conclude with a showcase to parents and Indonesian banana fritters around the fire! 

 

A BUSHCRAFT MISSION ROOTED IN THE DISCOVERY OF SURVIVAL IN THE FORESTS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA WITH PLENTY OF THRILLS AND A SUBTLE EXPLORATION OF THE FRAGILITY OF THESE UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS. 

 


MISSION FACT FILE

TYPE OF MISSION
Bushcraft

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.

FACILITATION
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 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 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. 

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 £63 per day per child. The daily price decreases as more days are booked. We also 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.