Experience Camp and an extended off-campus adventure!

Each summer, Eagle’s Nest Camp offers Added Adventure programs for campers who desire both the in-camp experience and an extended off-campus adventure! From the exciting new French Broad Escapades Adventure to a thrilling week of camping at the beach in South Georgia and many other adventures, Added Adventures offer something for all our campers who have finished 5th through 6th grades.

Session 1 Added Adventure


June 10 – June 23, 2023
For campers completing grades 5 or 6 in Spring 2023
Cost: $3,750

Back by popular demand, the Session I Snowbird Adventure is back for another year! This Added Adventure takes place deep in the backcountry of Snowbird Wilderness Area, located in the southwest corner of North Carolina. Given the area’s remote setting, participants will first arrive at camp and spend time sharpening technical skills before their trip’s departure. Further enhancing this preparation will be a brief stop at the Highlands Nature Center to learn about the area’s local history and ecology. The group will then spend five days exploring the area, traversing and appreciating the immensity of its vegetation and waterfalls. The final night will be spent in a cabin on beautiful Lake Santeetlah before whitewater rafting with the prestigious Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City the next day. This trip provides a truly novel experience of traveling, living, and learning about western North Carolina’s dense forest ecosystem.

Session 2 Added Adventure


June 25 – July 14, 2023
For campers completing grades 5 or 6 in Spring 2023
Cost: $5,500

So much of life depends on water; thus, the reason why so many civilizations established themselves near some body of water in the first place. As a result, traveling down a river provides a unique learning opportunity for understanding the past and the land around a river. At Eagle’s Nest, we are lucky to be located near the headwaters of the French Broad, one of the oldest rivers on the planet. On this Added Adventure, participants will get to learn the history and local landscape of this great, ancient river by paddling down its wide waters, exploring its diverse ecosystems, and camping along its banks. With the river’s vicinity to camp, participants will be able to practice their canoeing and camping skills, enhance their knowledge of land history and development, and help form a clearer picture of our special location in western North Carolina.



Session 3 Added Adventure


July 16 – August 4, 2023
For campers completing grades 5 or 6  in Spring 2023
Cost: $5,500

A classic Added Adventure! Participants will start with the traditional Eagle’s Nest Camp experience, then head to the Sea Islands – a chain of tidal and barrier islands off the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia – for a week of camping and exploring coastal ecosystems. We will set up our basecamp on Cumberland Island, the southernmost island in the chain and a nationally designated seashore with no bridge to the mainland, no motor vehicles, and no towns. Along with its pristine environment, the island has a rich history of settlement by Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and people from across the eastern United States. Each day will be spent swimming, fishing, playing games, crafting art projects, cooking delicious meals, and learning about the vast flora, fauna, and cultures unique to the area. Because of the island’s diverse history, way of life, and landscape, it becomes a perfect place to take our mission for experiential education beyond the “walls” of Hart Road.


All Added Adventure, Hante Adventures, and Junior Counselor participants and their parents or guardians must complete all questionnaire before being considered for the program. Questionnaires are available with registration on CampDoc.   

Questions about your application or having trouble getting started? Please email us at or call us at 336-761-1040.