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

MAR. 8, 2019

New Assistant Camp Director – Mims Montgomery

Eagle’s Nest is very excited to welcome Mims Montgomery as our new Assistant Camp Director. Mims brings a breadth of experience in summer camps and as a field instructor for Moondance Adventures – leading trips to Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and Wyoming. Most recently Mims worked as the Wilderness Tripping Director at Camp Wavus in Maine. […]

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MAR. 20, 2019

Scientific Method Lab Day

We love science!  We are excited about asking questions and exploring the natural world, yet we have also found that scientific research can feel daunting and inaccessible.  We decided to address this by giving students the opportunity to conduct scientific research with a focus on delving into personal interests, creating realistic and relevant experiments, and […]

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MAR. 15, 2019

Reflections from the ACA National Conference

This February, around 2000 camp professionals met to collaborate, learn from experts, and advance our shared mission of educating our youth at the 2019 American Camp Association National Conference in Nashville, TN. Paige, Sara, and I were inspired and energized by the conference and we want to share some of our takeaways with you. Dr. […]

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