Eagle’s Nest is special in so many ways, but one that is very meaningful to me is that it is chartered as an educational non-profit organization. Most independent schools are non-profits but for an independent summer camp it is not nearly as common and certainly was unusual in 1950 when our charter was granted.
What this means for us in the big picture is that we are not owned by any one individual but rather have a board of trustees who holds our mission in trust and who guide us in long range planning, financial decision making, best practices in education, human resources and so much more. The Eagle’s Nest Board of Trustees is comprised of 25 of some of the most committed folks I know. All have some connection to Eagle’s Nest, whether their child or grandchild attended Camp or OA, or they themselves are an alumnus of one or all of our programs. Educators, attorneys, business people, artists, accountants, environmentalists, realtors, health professionals and community volunteers are actively serving on our board. We strive to keep our board well rounded, representing all walks of life, multiple generations and all facets of our community.
Currently we are specifically seeking OA alumni to carry that voice in this group. If you are interested let me know by sending an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to talk to you about what it means to “hold Eagle’s Nest in trust”.
Noni Waite-Kucera, Executive Director