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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SEP. 1, 2015

Summertime is Filled with Highlights

It’s been three-weeks (basically a camp session) since camp ended and I moved back to my “School Year” home in Winston-Salem. In the time that I’ve been home I’ve been settling back into my routine in the city, helping my kids start the school year, and working on adjusting to a daily life that doesn’t […]

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SEP. 2, 2015

A Bear Ate My Homework

During a day hike up Johns Rock last Saturday, Semester 41 was treated to an encounter with one of the Southern Appalachian’s most fascinating and beautiful inhabitants: a black bear.  For those trained in the fundamentals of bear safety—as all OA students are—bear encounters are exhilarating and memorable.  I will never forget the first time […]

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AUG. 28, 2015

Stepping back: An Instructor’s Reflections

As campers arrived one by one at the SeaTac Airport, eyes around me sparkled with anticipation. I could feel excitement streaming all the way to the tips of my fingers and toes.  As I helped campers pull freshly purchased  packs off of carousels, I could feel my body bouncing as I moved. After taking a […]