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.

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MAR. 3, 2015

New Neighbors? Maybe you could be Ours!

Over the past 88 years, Eagle’s Nest has seen a lot of change in the Little River Valley. More is coming, right alongside our campus. Recently, the owners of a 31-acre tract along our border put their land up for sale. This property has beautiful long range views of the valley, a nice road already […]

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MAR. 23, 2015

The Big Crafty Field Trip

Success! This is Jess writing to you to tell you that last weekend the entire student body (minus one who had a wedding to attend in Las Vegas), the residents, and I loaded up our busses and backpacks and headed down to the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. The Folk School is […]

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MAR. 13, 2015

Dreaming of Adventure

I love an adventure in the great outdoors! I’m always excited when I have an opportunity to pull out my sleeping bag and head off for a magical experience under the sun, moon and stars. In my early years as a counselor at Eagle’s Nest I was fortunate to be able to be a part […]