Eagle’s Nest Camp is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, surrounded by lush rhododendron and towering pines. Our 180-acre river valley campus serves as home to a diverse community of campers from across the country and the world. Since 1927, Eagle’s Nest campers have been inspired by mountain views, cooled by midday creek hikes, and ushered to sleep by a symphony of cicadas.

 

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Summer Camp for Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through 11th Grade

Eagle’s Nest Camp encourages boys and girls to live and grow simply, rooted by intentional experiences and connection to community. We place emphasis on developing the whole child in a compassionate, encouraging environment filled with activities that promote self-expression, personal growth, skill building and fun. Eagle’s Nest provides campers the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the core values of nature, friendship, and joyful living. At Eagle’s Nest children form meaningful friendships and learn what it means to truly belong.

Eagle’s Nest provides a tight-knit, nurturing community of equality where campers are treated with respect, kindness and compassion. They are valued for the unique people they are and return to Eagle’s Nest year after year because Camp is a second home for them. We are open to and embrace all spiritual practices and celebrate the differences that make our world so rich.

Eagle’s Nest Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and our activities meet or exceed the ACA’s safety precautions and standards.


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THE CAMP EXPERIENCE:

“Thanks for the trees, thank you for the earth, thank you for being you, for the friends, for the love, for the music, for the art, for the epic memories, and thank you for your heart.  I have become who I am today because of ENC. Years ago the “camp me” and the “home me” were two very different people. In recent years I have become ME, because of ENC.”

~ Carley, Camper
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AUG. 8, 2014

Reflections on the Camp Community

Throughout this summer, according to returning counselors, there has been far more emphasis on the five core vales of Eagle’s Nest: Nature, Confidence, Compassion, Joy, and Community. At Eagle’s Nest there are so many ways that community is fostered: tribes, cabin groups, table families, within activities, and so on, but the one I especially want to focus on is the staff community. We spent a ton of time talking during staff orientation about the type of community that we wanted to create, which was…

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