Each year, a new selection of Hante Adventure wilderness trips are offered. Whether they’re rock climbing in Colorado, whitewater paddling in North Carolina or trekking across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hante participants are sure to come away from their experience with confidence and a strong connection to nature.

No previous experience is needed for any of these adventures, although being in good physical shape is necessary. Follow our Suggestions for Hante Preparation to ensure you are physically ready for the adventures that await.

All Hante participants and their parents must complete a Questionnaire before being considered for acceptance. To receive the Questionnaire, we must first receive the Hante Application and Deposit.


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Session 2: Hante Maine

Session 2: Hante Waterways

Session 3: Appalachian Trail Trek North Carolina

Session 3: Hante Italy

Previous Hante Adventures

Session 2: Hante Maine

Hante Maine

Session 2        Dates  6/26/16 – 7/15/16 (20 days)        Grades: 8 – 11

Hante Maine (meets in Maine)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $4,300

Journey north with us to Maine where we have a truly spectacular adventure awaiting you.  For three weeks you will be Sea Kayaking, Climbing and backpacking.  While kayaking you will paddle along Maine’s rocky coast and may even see the beautiful Isle au Haut.  In Acadia National Park you will spend a few days climbing some of the East Coast’s most beautiful rock faces.  And don’t forget about backpacking in some of the most wild lands of Maine, whether they be coastal cliffs, or the rugged mountains inland.

Hante Maine 2016 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Maine 2016 Equipment List

Hante Maine 2016 Goals and Summary

Click to see your leaders for this Hante: Andrew Nelson

Session 2: Hante Waterways

Hante Waterways

Session 2       Dates  6/26/16 – 7/15/16 (20 days)        Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Waterways (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,200

Whether you are a seasoned canoeist, or a novice, this Hante will challenge and improve your paddling skills immensely.  For this Hante, you will follow the flow of rivers as they wind from the Mountains here in Western North Carolina to the Flatlands.  Our primary goal is to begin with a flat-water canoe trek on the French Broad river starting at the headwaters in Rosman, NC, through Asheville.  Before the big water of the French Broad, we will take off the river to work on whitewater skills on some other classic NC rivers.  Then we will put back on and continue down the French Broad through all the classic whitewater sections until it ends in Tennessee.

Hante Waterways 2016 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Waterways 2016 Equipment List

Hante Waterways 2016 Goals and Summary

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Session 3: Appalachian Trail Trek North Carolina

AT Trek NC

Session 3        Dates  7/17/16 – 8/5/16 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Appalachian Trail Trek North Carolina (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450  
Tuition Amount: $3,200

For a truly classic adventure spend three weeks preparing food, packing and trekking along the Appalachian Trail as it straddles the North Carolina and Tennessee border.  This beautiful section of trail will take you through some of North Carolina’s most pristine forests and oldest mountains, from the balds at Max Patch to the Fur tree-covered Roan Highlands.  This wonderful adventure will end with a wonderful rafting trip down a classic NC River, or an amazing zipline descent through some of the steepest gorges.

Hante AT Trek NC 2016 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante AT Trek NC 2016 Equipment List

Hante AT Trek NC 2016 Goals and Summary

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Session 3: Hante Italy

Hante Italy

Session 3        Dates  7/17/16 – 8/5/16 (20 days)       Grades: 8 – 11

Hante Italy (meets at Charlotte, NC Airport)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $4,950 + group airfare from Charlotte, NC Airport

Venture with us to Italy for an adventure in culture and backpacking through coastal towns, countryside’s and the mountains of Northern Italy.  We will base our trip in the North of Italy and plan to backpack through classic routes like the coastal villages of Cinque Terre or the Alta Vias in the Dolomites.  Throughout the adventure you will experience the food, culture, art and history of the new and old Italian world.  Prepare for long days of walking, while absorbing the richness of a classic and old European nation.

Hante Italy 2016 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Italy 2016 Equipment List

Hante Italy 2016 Goals and Summary

Click to see your leaders for this Hante: Rodrigo Vargas

Previous Hante Adventures


Cultural Exchange

  • Ghana, West Africa
  • Mexico
  • Ecuador and the Galapagos
  • Iceland
  • France
  • Spain

Wilderness Treks

  • Costa Rica
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Mt.Katahdin
  • Scotland
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Maine
  • Canadian Rockies
  • British Isles
  • Alaska
  • Australia
  • John Muir Trail
  • New Zealand

Whitewater Paddling

  • Southeast United States (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee)
  • Southwest United States (Utah)
  • Canada

Rock Climbing

  • Southeast United States (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee)
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Maine
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Eagle’s Nest Camp is an equal opportunity provider and is operated under special use permit with Pisgah National Forest and other National Forests as appropriate.

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