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

FEB. 27, 2020

Nestling Day, July 6, 2020

Last summer at Eagle’s Nest Camp, we inaugurated our first ever Nestling Day!!!  It was so popular that we filled both days on which we offered this program.  In summer 2019, we welcomed 24 Nestling Day campers to camp on two separate days; one during Session 2 and one during Session 3.  From among these […]

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FEB. 11, 2020

Math Class!

“Math class! Math class! Time for math class!” It’s the first day of academic classes, and I’m singing and skipping ahead of my students to fling open the door to Wayah, our art studio and classroom. I ask one of them to pick up the portable white board and hustle them outside again, into our […]

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FEB. 21, 2020

What I’ve Learned from Spending Time Outside

Hante planning is in FULL SWING! Along with planning, I think about all of the lessons and skills I want our participants to gain while on their trip… There are the obvious skills: setting up a tent, building a fire, packing a backpack, and leave no trace ethics. But what about those skills that aren’t […]

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