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.
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.
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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.

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS
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APR. 15, 2015

The Joy of Singing – Pass it On

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have heard that lunch time singing is one of the favorite parts of camp life.  I also know that those who have grown up at camp often use those very songs to sing to their little ones when they themselves become parents.  I know I […]

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APR. 14, 2015

Paddle/Climb 3 in hindsight

Semester 40 concluded our series of paddling and climbing expeditions.  Students and wilderness instructors spent three days exploring the area by boat, hand and foot. Climbers explored the Cedar Rock area in Pisgah National Forest.  Visiting a new site each day allowed for everyone to build on a variety of skills and experience new challenges.  The first day focused […]

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APR. 15, 2015

To Weather the Weather

There are many elements in our life that challenge us.  Our fears, doubts, other’s opinions and actions, the red tape and the “No Trespassing” signs.  But none of the most majestic and commanding of these hurdles is Mother Nature and all the beauty and fury she packs in varying forms of precipitation.   Vistas and […]

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