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.

 
Our Response to Coronavirus COVID-19 

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS

APR. 2, 2020

Lodge!

There are a lot of things that I love about camp, and towards the top of the list is LODGE!!! I love dancing with abandon in the Old Lodge. When I was a counselor in the early 90s, we used to have Lodge nearly every other night. These days we have a lot of other […]

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MAR. 31, 2020

Silver Lining Reading List

I am hearing the phrase “silver lining” a lot during these days of “sheltering in place” during the Covid-19 pandemic. Time with family, time for projects, and, for me, time to read without having to be elsewhere soon. Our OA students (at home, of course) are starting an online booklist, which I find really heartening. […]

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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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