Did you know?
Eagle’s Nest Camp was established in 1927 by educators. Today more than a third of our counselors study or work as educators.
Did you know?
Many of our Outdoor Academy students return home after their semester ahead of their peers academically.
Did you know?
Hante has traveled to many places: Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Iceland, Canada, and Ghana.
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Our campers enjoy sitting with table families, making bread, and eating veggies fresh from the garden.
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Outdoor Academy students spend ¼ of their semester paddling, climbing, and backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Did you know?
Eagle's Nest is home to several rare plants. We are working with the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy to provide protected space for them.

“Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.”

L ocated in Western North Carolina our summer camp and academic semester school provide transformative wilderness and cultural adventures. For over 85 years the Foundation has focused on fostering profound individual development, connection to the natural world and responsible action to our local and global communities. Eagle’s Nest Foundation is a non-profit educational organization whose programs are designed for young people ages 6-18.

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AUG. 28, 2014

Extraordinary Camp Counselors

I’ve got “roots” at Eagle’s Nest and there are a hundred things I could tell you that make it special for me. I’ve been a camper, a JC and a staff member. Later I was asked to join the Board of Trustees, which I serve on with honor. However being a parent-counselor just might top the list…


MAY. 6, 2014

Integrating Art and Music

Have you ever wondered what math sounds like? As a part of the honors program at OA, students can choose one of three different routes. Avery chose to do a project to earn honors credit in his Pre-Calculus class. He wrote up a proposal and we both signed a contract outlining the parameters and requirements […]

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JUL. 25, 2014

John Muir Trail Trek Update

After Landing in San Francisco International Airport, the group drove north over the Golden Gate Bridge and camped in Marin Headlands State Park. For two days the group used the park as base camp, and spent their time Hiking to Muir Beach and Along Golden Gate National Sea Shore. Their third day was spend making the long haul to Southern Yosemite where the crew met their Climbing Guides. They then spent two days crushing some of Yosemite’s finest granite walls, while enjoying breath-taking scenery and acclimatizing to the altitude.