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.

EAGLE'S NEST PROGRAM BLOGS

NOV. 27, 2019

Practicing Gratitude

In the season of Thanksgiving when many people are preparing to gather together with friends and family to give thanks, I imagine that many of us have been spending time reflecting on the many things for which we are grateful. After many years at Eagle’s Nest, a place that cultivates and frequently celebrates gratitude, I […]

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DEC. 3, 2019

Exploring the Gradient

Over the past few years we have been ramping up our faculty and student diversity, equality, and inclusivity education here at Eagle’s Nest. This fall we added some biological perspectives in The Outdoor Academy’s Natural Science class as two students chose to research and discuss gender in the natural world for their honors topics. Both […]

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NOV. 14, 2019

Hante on College Applications

Have you considered writing about Hante for your college applications? It’s a question to ask yourself if you’ve been on, or if you’re thinking about going on, a Hante. Hante provides life-shaping opportunities for our participants and the stories you’re able to tell provide a unique lens into your background and experience. Thinking about applying […]

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