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. With the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy we 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

APR. 16, 2021

Coming Together Again on Hart Road

Nearly a year ago today I filled my hummingbird feeders and prepared to send out a message that we would not be able to open camp for the summer of 2020. The beautiful spring weather served as a bit of a balm for my soul, but no longer forecasted the arrival of eager campers and […]

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MAR. 26, 2021

“We Are Semester School Teachers”: An OA Faculty Roundtable (Part 2)

Last week, we caught up with four of our amazing faculty members to learn about their experiences as faculty at multiple schools within the Semester School Network. As one of the founding members of this unique consortium of experiential high school programs, OA is honored to work closely with the SSN in many ways.  If […]

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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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