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.

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS
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SEP. 30, 2014

Precious Spaces Everywhere You Go

One of my favorite places on Eagle’s Nest campus is our garden – full of life, energy and potential at every turn. Ryan, our Garden Manager has been doing a beautiful job of creating a menagerie of gardening beds, each one utilizing a different technique, a different amount of space or special growing mediums suited to very particular needs. I have been thrilled with what our campers and students have learning about composting, soil enhancement, planting, weeding (yes lots of weeding), harvesting and preservation. These…

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OCT. 27, 2014

Trek is in the Air

We’ve been having perfect fall weather this past week. Blue sky days, crisp air and the occasional breeze that sends down rusty orange leaves. But it is time to leave behind our cozy cabins and delicious oven-cooked meals behind and head up higher into the mountains for nine days of trek. Trek is an opportunity […]

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OCT. 27, 2014

Riding a Fluffy Bunny into the Mist

A few weeks ago I was invited with my friend Marlin to go to The Gorge for a zip line and rappelling adventure in the Green River Gorge of North Carolina. That morning we met at Biscuit Head for breakfast and as we sat down, it began pouring rain. Ever optimistic, I said “Maybe it will stop.” So we donned our rain coats and hit the road for Saluda. As the rain was coming down in sheets, we talked it over in the car. Both of us agreed that even if we got drenched, we were committed to going on the trip. When we arrived, we dashed through the parking lot into the breezeway where they suited us up in full body harnesses, helmets, and gloves. Just as we were stepping out for ground school the rain stopped. The first zip…

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