Eagle’s Nest is excited to announce that we have been working on a Gear Lending Library. The Gear Lending Library provides access to quality outdoor gear and clothing for campers and students to enhance their outdoor experiences and also helps to relieve the financial burden of Camp, Hante, and OA for our families. We are grateful for donations of gently used and/or new items for the Gear Lending Library. If you have questions about what we are looking for, please reach out to Mims Montgomery at hante@enf.org.


What kinds of clothing are you accepting?

We’re looking for wool, synthetic, and fleece fabrics, as well as waterproof rain gear. This is the technical clothing that we use on our campouts, 3 days, added adventures, and extended Hante trips. 

  • Synthetic or wool long underwear
  • Synthetic Shirts: short and long sleeves
  • Synthetic or athletic shorts
  • Fleece jackets and pants
  • 100% waterproof rain jackets and pants

Who can use the Gear Lending Library?

Anyone! If a staff member or participant arrives to campus without an essential gear or clothing item, they will be able to borrow that item from Eagle’s Nest. We’ll help sign the item out and ensure its return at the end of the trip. 


Can I donate a new item?

Absolutely! We have created a wishlist on REI.com with suggestions of what we’re looking for. Feel free to purchase directly from the wishlist!


REI Wishlist: https://www.rei.com/lists/351792476


Where can I send my used items?

We are happy to accept used items in good condition for the gear lending library! 2020 Alumni Events will be accepting donations in person OR you can mail directly to:

ENF Gear Lending Library

43 Hart Road

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

What other gear do you need? 

  • Sleeping bags – no flannel lined please!
  • Sleeping pads
  • Backpacking packs (55-75 L)
  • Day Packs (25 – 45 L)
  • School Backpacks
  • Nalgene Water Bottles
  • Headlamps