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.

Kids on mountain top

JUN. 23, 2016

Growing, Evolving, Shifting Times at the Nest

Being a part of a tribe at Eagle’s Nest is a tradition that began in the mid 1940’s. Our tribes are just one way that we belong to smaller communities within our community at large. Our tribes, 2 for the females and 2 for the males, provide us with a touchpoint at Eagle’s Nest that never changes from the very first moment we arrive at camp. Once you are a Winnesquam, Wohelo, Natseeho or Migisi, you will always be a member of that tribe. In these small groups we …

OA Update Info Blog

APR. 27, 2016

We want YOU to stay in our circle!

Update Your Information with Eagle’s Nest and the Outdoor Academy TODAY! Not getting our mailings, messages or communications? Do you want to stay posted on the happenings at Camp, Hante and OA? Are we sending information to an old address or an email account you no longer use? Help us reach you by updating your […]


MAY. 5, 2016

Looking for your Adventure This Summer? How about the Dolomites in Italy?

Over the last several summers Hante Adventures has traveled to Europe to pursue pilgrimages through both Spain and Portugal. This July will find us in Italy, again under the leadership of veteran Hante instructor and Outdoor Academy faculty member, Rodrigo Vargas. Rodrigo has worked at Eagle’s Nest for many years and has led Hante Adventures around the globe. The opportunity to…