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.
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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
ayana blog

FEB. 1, 2016

Ayana Brown, from Cabin Library to Camp Program Manager

Hello there! My name is Ayana Brown and I am the new Camp Program Manager. Though I am new in this position my history with Eagle’s Nest goes back a little further. Allow me to tell you why I love The Nest oh so much. I started out spending parts of my summers at Eagle’s […]

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katie blog 1

FEB. 4, 2016

Learning is the Thing For You

The students of Semester 42 finished their first week of official classes at The Outdoor Academy. Though the recent snow had students drying wet gloves and asking what their next class was in a constantly changing “snow day” schedule, not a single class was missed last week save one crafts class. At the beginning of […]

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paige posey blog

FEB. 4, 2016

Facing Challenges

As hard as it is for me to believe, my youngest child will be starting high school next year. A few days ago we drove past the high school that she’ll attend. It was early afternoon during dismissal, and there were kids everywhere – so many more than at the tiny K – 8 school […]

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