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.
Did you know?
Our campers enjoy sitting with table families, making bread, and eating veggies fresh from the garden.
Did you know?
Outdoor Academy students spend ¼ of their semester paddling, climbing, and backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Did you know?
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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JUL. 21, 2014

The Daily Talon – Volume I

There is always lots of activity at the Nest – from slip and slides to snakes sightings. This week a mysterious group of campers recorded our activities for the self published newspaper “The Talon”. Campers were delighted to read of the week’s news over breakfast of bacon, eggs and melon.

Here’s a look at the news from the Nest – as reported by “The Talon”.


MAY. 6, 2014

Integrating Art and Music

Have you ever wondered what math sounds like? As a part of the honors program at OA, students can choose one of three different routes. Avery chose to do a project to earn honors credit in his Pre-Calculus class. He wrote up a proposal and we both signed a contract outlining the parameters and requirements […]

Finn with Rocks and Rivers

JUN. 30, 2014

A Punny Letter from Rocks and Rivers

Dear Eagle’s Nest Camp Session 2 –

The rivers portion of our Hante has gone SWIMMINGLY. We can already tell the climbing portion is going to ROCK. Despite the rain, our camping has not been INTENSE- it’s been in tarps. But we were always ready for a RAPID change of pace when we got on the water. Though a boat would topple over every now and then, nobody FLIPPED OUT about it. The awesome rapids