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.

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS
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JAN. 26, 2015

Unimaginable

Less than a week ago history was made in the world of climbing and adventure sports.  Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson “Freed” the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in a grueling 19 day push.  And on January 14, on a cloudless afternoon, the duo summited to the cheers and applause of their closest friends and […]

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JAN. 26, 2015

The Homing Sentiment

This past week in English class, I opened with a challenge to the students: define home. The decision is timely; twenty-seven young adults have left their homes to join The Outdoor Academy for a semester, and many of them will be away from home for the longest amount of time they have ever experienced. Home […]

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JAN. 26, 2015

Joy

I am often asked why I do what I do.  Why do I choose to work long hours in the Summer when so many others get to lavish in some form of freedom?  Freedom from school, from work, from the cold.  And I ask them why they chose to only find this freedom once a […]

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