Experiential education for young people

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WHO WE ARE

Eagle’s Nest Foundation is the nonprofit educational organization supporting Eagle’s Nest Camp, Hante Adventures, and The Outdoor Academy, in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

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OUR MISSION

 

Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

For over 94 years Eagle’s Nest Foundation has been providing hands-on educational programs for young people at each developmental stage of childhood from age 6 to 17. The three programs, Eagle’s Nest Camp, The Outdoor Academy, and Hante Adventures, are intentionally designed to partner with each other, offering a progression of learning. Each program can also stand alone as a unique experience.  Our programs encourage participants’ connection to and responsible action within the natural world and build the understanding of self within community.

OUR BELIEFS

Our organization believes in the ideals of belonging, self-awareness, honesty, and equality.  Eagle’s Nest is open to and inclusive of all races, colors, national origins, religions, ages, sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, military and veteran statuses and disabling conditions.  We include people of all abilities on an individual basis with regard to our wilderness program in rugged terrain.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Eagle’s Nest Foundation acknowledges, with respect, that the land on which we provide programming is the traditional, ancestral land of the Cherokee people past and present. We recognize that our organization and its participants are guests on this land. We are committed to learning more about the land’s history and creating programs and opportunities that are respectful and inclusive of the Cherokee people. 

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