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.
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Many of our Outdoor Academy students return home after their semester ahead of their peers academically.
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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.

 
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EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS

DEC. 21, 2020

Embracing Winter

As the Winter Solstice approaches and the days get progressively colder and darker, I find myself longing of summer days when the sun rises early and sets late. I love those long hot days of playing in the woods, laughing with friends and eating food fresh from the garden. In the past I wasn’t as […]

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FEB. 9, 2021

I am Lucky by Maya

I wrote this poem at the end of my fall semester at Outdoor Academy. I left my home in Durham, NC (which I refer to as “old tobacco” in the poem) for the mountains of the Pisgah Forest. I joined 27 other students to form part of “Semester 51.” We had the amazing good fortune […]

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DEC. 17, 2020

Rose and Jess’s Summer Canoe Trek

There are a few things my years spent at Eagle’s Nest have taught me, but at the top of that list is the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone and into adventure! When it didn’t look like we would be able to canoe at Eagle’s Nest in the summer of 2020, I recruited […]

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