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.

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JUN. 30, 2015

Eagle’s Nest Camp Powered By Cho Chos

At Eagle’s Nest Camp Cho Chos are our mystical magical dessert of preference.  Campers and staff alike barter their Cho Chos for traded chores or special rewards.  Cho Cho legend holds the baker Timmy Millsaps as their  inventor in the early 90’s.  They were affectionately named Cho Joes after another Eagle’s nest baker Josie Harris.  […]

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JUL. 3, 2015

Meet our new Admissions Director

Julie Holt, Admissions Director Summer is a magical time in these mountains. The sun and rains of this season have arrived once again to sustain and remind us of the richness and diversity of the flora and fauna that exists in these ancient hills. Yet, as I look out the window here from the Sun […]


JUL. 28, 2015

What follows the Adventure?

I have a rare window into Hante Adventures. As a point person for these off-campus adventures, I’m frequently the person meeting them with resupply, shuttling around vans, or even making sure they have clean clothes waiting for them back at camp. This summer, I’ve had the delight of seeing Hante Rocks and Rivers twice, once […]