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

JUL. 16, 2019

Session 3 Update

On Sunday, we were ecstatic to welcome our Session 3 campers and to meet our 37 new campers.  As parents said their goodbyes, campers settled into the routine of camp including going for a dip in the lake and planning some incredible air guitar performances with their cabins.  Yesterday, campers signed up for their classes, […]

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JUL. 16, 2019

New Staff Spotlight: Emily Northrop

Join us in welcoming our new math teacher, Emily Northrop! Emily is from Miami, Florida, where she grew up scuba diving, kayaking, and camping on Biscayne Bay and throughout The Everglades. Emily says that she first learned to like being outside as a student at The Outdoor Academy in 2006 (Semester XXII). She went on […]

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JUL. 12, 2019

Hante Boundary Waters Update

We just got back from spending 16 days on trail exploring the Boundary Waters of Minnesota learning about and getting to know the environment around us. We spent our days paddling and portaging 150 miles in the wildlife and beautiful scenery we’ve called home.  Looking back on our trip we have countless highlights, some of […]

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