The desire for adventure and excitement, the intense search for one’s true self, the need to expand relationships beyond the walls of a family — these characteristics of the teenage years are the inspiration behind Eagle’s Nest Hante Adventures.

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For over 37 years, Hante Adventures have provided numerous opportunities for youth to venture into the wilderness or into a new culture with a team of like-minded individuals. Hante Adventures are trips planned especially for young people in 7th-12th grades who seek high adventure, personal challenge, and lifelong friendships. Along with a group of no more than 12 peers and 2 – 3 instructors, Hante participants step away from their everyday lives for a 2 – 4 week excursion. Whether it’s in Alaska, California, North Carolina, Utah, New Zealand, Spain or beyond, they have unforgettable experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime. With Hante Adventures, the destinations and learning are endless.

Hante Adventures challenge teenagers to push, both mentally and physically, to reach a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. By trekking through the wilderness, rock climbing, biking and whitewater paddling in some of the world’s most beautiful natural environments, young people build confidence and self-esteem, learn invaluable leadership skills and form friendships that last a lifetime.

All Hante Adventures provide an amazing experience for participants. During each adventure participants:

Form lasting friendships. Come away from your Hante Adventure with true friends who shared a common experience.

Learn leadership skills. Teach your peers how to use a map and compass on a trek through the Colorado Rockies or how to tie a figure-eight knot on a climbing trip in the Southwest.

Develop wilderness skills. Learn how to live simply and comfortably in the wilderness. You’ll build shelters, identify edible and medicinal plants and prepare delicious meals on a camp-stove.

Gain self-confidence. Paddle 100 miles of whitewater with everything you need in your boat. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you reach the top of a difficult mountain climb to look down at the vast stretch of land beneath you.

Experience personal growth. Find the true adventurer inside you as you challenge yourself both mentally and physically. It won’t always be easy, but the most gratifying experiences never are.

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“After finishing these three weeks in the wilderness, I learned that I have the potential to speak up in the challenges that I face. I can express myself more confidently and I know it will help me succeed in life. I am very thankful to Eagl’s Nest for giving me the opportunity and accepting me in their program because I was able to do many things that I never did before.”

~ Victor, Hante Adventures
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SEP. 24, 2014

Look Back, Move Forward: A Photo Reminder of Our Summer in the Southern Appalachians

The recent transition from summer to autumn has sparked some reminiscing on my part about the wonderful summer we had exploring the mountains of North Carolina. This area is a playground for the outdoor enthusiast, and Hante Adventures students and Eagle’s Nest campers took full advantage of all the Blue Ridge has to offer. As we move into a new season (and new adventures), take a few minutes to look back on our incredible experiences on the rocks, rivers, and mountains in our backyard…