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. With the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy we provide protected space for them.

“Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.”

Located 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.

 

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Our Response to Coronavirus COVID-19 

 

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS

MAY. 6, 2021

Welcome to our Kindred Community

  It’s hard to believe that when we open Session 1 in early June, two years will have passed since we have had campers sleeping in our cabins, swimming in the lake and hiking our trails. We are so grateful to be able to rebuild our camp community this summer! I know that we’ve all […]

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MAY. 10, 2021

Sun Lodge Project For renovations to the Sun Lodge and to Give Thanks to Ted for 27 years at OA!   Thanks to our amazing donors and supporters, you’ve already matched the first $2,500 leadership gift! We have a new match on the table; your gift to the Sun Lodge Renovations will be matched up […]

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APR. 27, 2021

El Corazón de Hanté

I felt sick. “Not another step,” I thought to myself. “Please, no.”  The clouds around us turned our descent into an endless slog across the scree-covered embankments of the Andes. The bottom was either feet or miles away, invisible to our group of American high schoolers. Our seemingly aimless path lay shrouded in the still […]

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