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

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS

DEC. 26, 2019

Go Take a Hike in the Woods

I grew up in the country, surrounded by pastures and woods. Instead of spending days playing video games, I spent my afternoons and summer days exploring the natural world around me. I built forts in the woods, splashed around in the creek, and occasionally captured my neighbor’s somewhat wild horses and rode them bareback through […]

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DEC. 10, 2019

Transition

Semester 49 has one week left before they end the semester and head home. It’s an odd limbo to be in. I see students so happy to be together, to be living this action-packed, full-to-the-brim life and still, months into their experience, learning new things, working on the best versions of themselves, holding each other […]

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DEC. 19, 2019

Appalachian Trail Essentials: The Top 5

Summer 2020 is right around the corner. We’re excited about all of our Hante Adventures trips, and the classic Appalachian Trail Trek is one we never tire of.  This year we’re heading to Virginia and will be traveling through the Grayson Highlands; can you say sweeping views and wild ponies? Yes, please. We’ve got a […]

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