Summer Camp for Young People in Kindergarten through 11th Grade
Eagle’s Nest Camp encourages young people to live and grow simply, rooted by intentional experiences and connection to community. We place emphasis on developing the whole child in a compassionate, encouraging environment filled with activities that promote self-expression, personal growth, skill building and fun. Eagle’s Nest provides campers the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the core values of nature, friendship, and joyful living. At Eagle’s Nest, children form meaningful friendships and learn what it means to truly belong.
Eagle’s Nest provides a tight-knit, nurturing community of equality where campers are treated with respect, kindness and compassion. They are valued for the unique people they are and return to Eagle’s Nest year after year because Camp is a second home for them. We are open to and embrace all spiritual practices and celebrate the differences that make our world so rich.
Eagle’s Nest Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and our activities meet or exceed the ACA’s safety precautions and standards.
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Start the summer off right by enrolling in Session 1 at Eagle’s Nest Camp! During this two-week session, campers enjoy the full range of classes and activities that camp has to offer – from rock climbing to songwriting. Campers also take part in a special, all-day Summer Solstice celebration, which marks the official start of summer! Join us in welcoming the summer here at the Nest!
Added Adventure: Paleo: Primitive Living Experiment*
For Campers completing Grades 5 or 6
Are you looking to work on your wilderness living skills, or for an opportunity to explore the streams, forests and trails of Pisgah Forest? For one week this summer, you have a chance to create a base camp in the wilderness of Pisgah Forest where you will practice the ancient arts of foraging, fire building, and tracking. Come with us as we learn the traditions and history of our Western North Carolina home.
Find yourself needing just a little longer at camp? Try out Session 2 at Eagle’s Nest! This three-week session offers campers a full range of classes and activities with more time to hone their skills. Campers wishing to display their dance moves and stage presence might also enjoy the signature Session 2 Musical – performed, designed, choreographed, and costumed by campers themselves! Other all-camp events include a 4th of July celebration and Giving Day, where all campers and staff create and receive a unique, personalized gift.
Added Adventure: Huck Finn*
For campers in grades 5 or 6
Have you ever dreamed of floating down a mighty river on a tiny self-built raft and experiencing Huck’s great adventure? Do you like telling tall tales and making mischief? On this adventure, campers venture into Mark Twain’s novel as Jim, the Duke, and Huck, floating down the French Broad River. Navigate by the river banks and stars as you make your way west. Participants prepare the rafts and learn from communities along the river!
Session 3 at Eagle’s Nest is the second three-week session, with its own unique flare. It allows campers plenty of time to enjoy the wide-range of classes and activities at camp as the anticipation builds for the Session 3 Final Banquet. During Session 3’s signature Final Banquet, campus is magically transformed for a special evening of festivities! In recent years, themes have included Robin Hood, Oregon Trail, Harry Potter, and Shrek. Join us for Session 3 to participate in this year’s top-secret theme!
Added Adventure: Sea Islands*
For campers in grades 6 or 7
Campers start with the traditional Eagle’s Nest Camp experience before heading to Cumberland Island in Georgia for a week of camping and learning about the diverse flora, fauna, and cultures found on the coast. Cumberland is preserved as a National Seashore with no car access to or on the island and no towns. In addition to its pristine environment, Cumberland has a rich history of settlement by Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and people from across the eastern United States. Sleep under the stars, catch fish and crabs, and discover the rich coastal ecosystems of this unique area. Join us for an exciting adventure in beach life and ocean ecology!
Session 4 is our shortest session of the summer! This one-week session is ideal for campers wanting to sample some of the best parts of Eagle’s Nest Camp. It is packed with s’mores, square dancing, and a taste of our wilderness, athletics, and arts classes. We hope this session will have you eager for many more adventures at Eagle’s Nest!
For prospective families who want to get a taste of Eagle’s Nest, we are excited to offer two Nestling Days in the summer. We invite prospective campers who are currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade to spend a full day at Eagle’s Nest during the summer camp season to experience camp adventures and fun! Nestling Day provides an opportunity for children, parents, and guardians to experience Eagle’s Nest firsthand. Campers will participate in classes within our three areas of programming – wilderness, arts, and athletics – and will be integrated into the full camp community by joining current campers and staff for a family-style lunch. Parents will have the opportunity to tour campus with their camper and to attend an information session where they can discuss our program with a camp leader. For camp 2020 Nestling Day is Monday, July 6th! Nestling Day costs $75 per child which includes a day of programming and lunch for your camper and an optional cookout dinner for your family. You can register for Nestling Day here. Please contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 761-1040 with questions.
Nestling Day campers should bring a backpack with a water bottle, raincoat, a warm jacket such as a fleece, and shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet such as chacos, tevas, etc. Please do not bring Crocs or flip flops. Campers should wear comfortable clothes they can get dirty and sturdy closed toe shoes. Parents should bring any required medications in their original packaging for the day to check in with the nurse upon arrival. Campers may NOT bring any electronics.
Sample Nestling Day Schedule
10:00am: Arrive, check in
10:30am: Campus tour with parents and campers
11:30am: Information session for parents with Camp leaders; games on athletic field for Nestling Day campers
12:20 Parents depart; Nestling Day campers prepare for lunch
1:30pm: Class 1 – Wilderness
2:30pm: Class 2 – Arts
3:40pm: Class 3 – Athletics
5:00pm Camper pick-up and dinner*
*We invite Nestling Day campers and their families to join us for a picnic on the athletic field with current staff, campers and alumni
*Added Adventures are special “add-ons” to a camp session at Eagle’s Nest for campers who have finished Grades 5-7 and desire both the in-camp experience and an extended off-campus adventure. Participants will travel to a special destination during the session to enhance their wilderness skills and explore new places — from the banks of the French Broad River to the beaches of South Georgia. Check our website for application details and updated listings of Added Adventures offered during your time at camp!