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.
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Many of our Outdoor Academy students return home after their semester ahead of their peers academically.
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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.
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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.

boys fishing

AUG. 10, 2016

It’s Been Another Wonderful Summer at the Nest

As the summer begins to wind down, my heart is filled with joy for all of the wonderful experiences we’ve had this summer and for all of the wonderful people who have shared them with us.

OA Update Info Blog

APR. 27, 2016

We want YOU to stay in our circle!

Update Your Information with Eagle’s Nest and the Outdoor Academy TODAY! Not getting our mailings, messages or communications? Do you want to stay posted on the happenings at Camp, Hante and OA? Are we sending information to an old address or an email account you no longer use? Help us reach you by updating your […]

Hante Italy seaside

AUG. 22, 2016

Speaking of the Mountains- Hante Italy

There were mountains in every direction. The humility I felt among the stone giants, and the awe of seeing the sweeping landscapes were a language I was fluent in. I felt this kindred connection with everyone we met. Here people were overjoyed with life, invigorated by the challenges of trekking everyday. These were not the mountains I called home, but they were filled with a spirit and energy I knew well…