Learn to work with a partner in a canoe to explore the rivers of Western North Carolina or learn knot-tying skills and belaying while climbing some of the best granite sites in the Easten United States. Eagle’s Nest Camp is just 20 minutes from Looking Glass rock and is surrounded by beautiful white water. Campers can also learn campcraft skills like tarp set up, fire building and cooking on a camp stove before venturing into Pisgah National Forest for a 2 – 3 day backpacking trip.
Campers also enjoy hiking through the creeks that run throughout Eagle’s Nest, crawling through rhododendrons in search of crayfish and salamanders, or cutting down bamboo to make a fishing rod and catching fish with worms dug out of the compost pile. Campers can also help plant and harvest lettuce, squash, beans, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, herbs and more in our garden.
One of our most popular NC Mountain Summer Camp activities is “Walks and Waterfalls” – a class that takes campers off campus to explore the many magnificent waterfalls in our area.