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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THE HANTE EXPERIENCE:

“I just want to say ‘thank you’ for what you and Eagle’s Nest give to Evan.  The letter we received from Evan was amazing. You simply can not imagine how great it feels to hear him tell me how he has grown emotionally and then list specific skills that have strengthened him physically.  He said he feels so proud of himself and what he has accomplished.  He described how he found each of his Hante instructors helpful to him in different ways. I wanted to say how grateful I am to the Eagle’s Nest staff for the gift you are to Evan.”

~ Liz, Hante Participant Parent
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OCT. 27, 2014

Riding a Fluffy Bunny into the Mist

A few weeks ago I was invited with my friend Marlin to go to The Gorge for a zip line and rappelling adventure in the Green River Gorge of North Carolina. That morning we met at Biscuit Head for breakfast and as we sat down, it began pouring rain. Ever optimistic, I said “Maybe it will stop.” So we donned our rain coats and hit the road for Saluda. As the rain was coming down in sheets, we talked it over in the car. Both of us agreed that even if we got drenched, we were committed to going on the trip. When we arrived, we dashed through the parking lot into the breezeway where they suited us up in full body harnesses, helmets, and gloves. Just as we were stepping out for ground school the rain stopped. The first zip…

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