Through Camp, Hante and The Outdoor Academy, Eagle’s Nest has been home to thousands of incredible young adventurers for the past 90 years. Many of you have even grown up at Eagle’s Nest, finding your sense of place among the rhododendron blooms and towering pines of Pisgah Forest.


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Eagle’s Nest and The Outdoor Academy Alumni

You, Eagle’s Nest and The Outdoor Academy Alumni, are the heartbeat that keeps our Foundation strong. You are the storytellers and our best resource, reminding us of all the wonderful experiences shared at 43 Hart Road. While each person’s journey here is unique, there are some poignant stops along the path that will keep us forever connected: the first warm Cho-Cho of the summer, pine needles crunching under your feet, dancing until exhaustion at the Old Lodge, classes on the dock, the first night spent alone in the woods, your turn to be the Leader of the Day, packing out food for an overnight trip, singing songs and walking to Morning Watch at Sunrise, practicing canoe strokes in the lake or your best cannonball off the dock, bells ringing to wake up and sharing a hearty meal, grasping the climbing hold you never thought you’d reach, watching the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains, making friends that last a lifetime.

As part of the Alumni Community you have the opportunity to both celebrate our history and guide our future. Whether you’re hosting a promotions party, recommending a friend, fundraising for scholarships, or serving as a resource to an interested family, your involvement will create opportunities for more young adventurers to experience Eagle’s Nest Camp, Hante Adventures and The Outdoor Academy. We hope our Alumni Relations program can provide some resources to help you stay connected, spread the word to other interested families, and encourage you to support Eagle’s Nest Foundation!

Please let us know what you are doing! Contact our Alumni Relations team by emailing

What Are You Grateful For?


“My last summer here was 1969 and incredibly I was in the dining hall watching a man walk on the moon. This is a magical place and it’s only gotten better as I’ve watched my children come here. The three of them felt what I felt, and I carry it with me. It’s an integral part of who we are; here we learned to walk with compassion on this earth, we’re aware of others, and we learned to be expansive.”

~ Judith Winslow Umberger, Camper