The Hive Holiday Camps
Amazing Outdoor Missions
he Hive creates immersive adventures and projects for children and teens to explore, create, problem-solve and collaborate in the outdoors. Blending nature skills, gaming principles, real tools and technology, our holiday camps are imaginative, fast-paced and challenging!
Our team of specialist facilitators may be artists, makers, bushcraft experts, filmmakers, Forest School leaders or scientists. They all share our passion for helping children connect with nature in a modern and exciting way.
WHAT IS A HIVE MISSION?
Missions for children aged 5.5 – 8 prioritise imagination and learning through make-believe. They are rooted in story-telling and immersive, with children given agency to control the narrative. They feature a broad range of nature skills and are designed to nurture team-working skills. Technology (iPads) is used to enhance the story by adding interactivity, augmented reality and suspense!
Missions for children aged 8-11 combine critical thinking with creativity and lots of learning through doing.They are project-based and introduce more complex nature skills in bushcraft, wild cooking, outdoor building, arts and Earth sciences. The focus is on problem-solving and collaborating to achieve! Learning through trial and error supported by professional tools is also a key part of all missions for this age group. Technology (iPads) is there to enhance the project-based approach.
Missions for teens aged 11-13 are designed to nurture initiative, collaborative learning and decision-making by engaging students in authentic projects. They are encouraged to form their own perspectives and given the freedom to pursue their ideas. Working on real scenarios and based in the outdoors allows teens to stretch their problem-solving skills and practice self-management. These missions are challenging, not just exciting!
WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THE HIVE
An innovative curriculum rooted in immersive learning. Our approach and missions focus on imagination, project-based learning, collaboration and problem-solving, all in the outdoors. Our missions are bespoke, with over 40 different workshops to choose from.
A rich and diverse group of specialist facilitators who undergo a selective recruitment process. They may be artists, makers, bushcraft experts, architects, filmmakers, Forest School leaders or scientists. Most of our facilitators have postgraduate qualifications in their chosen field, several years of professional experience and the passion and know how to help children achieve.
Problem-solving and independent thinking by learning through trial and error. An opportunity to learn with real tools and to solve real problems by learning through doing, making mistakes and learning from them. At The Hive, children follow the design process and are trusted and supported to use professional equipment, technology and tools.
Collaboration in small groups with a lot of hands-on support. Children work in teams of 8 to 10 with an adult ratio of between 1:2 and 1:8 depending on the type of activity. This small setting allows children to create collectively, build trust and test their team building skills.
Inspiring outdoor spaces that foster creativity, with acres of grounds, fields and woodlands to roam. We have partnerships with leading independent schools, giving us comprehensive access to some of the most beautiful natural school settings in the country.