By Camille Wick, Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Manager

Dear Eagle’s Nest and Outdoor Academy community,

Whether you attended a session of Camp or a semester at OA, were employed at ENF, or you are otherwise connected through loved ones, you are a stakeholder in this organization, and your support helps shape the sustainable future of Eagle’s Nest and The Outdoor Academy. From providing financial support for scholarships, building renovations, and staff and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, to upholding our commitment to environmental stewardship, your input is invaluable.

Will you join our community in ensuring a bright future for our mission by making a year-end gift to Eagle’s Nest and The Outdoor Academy?

            Your gift supports PEOPLE.

Our people are what make Eagle’s Nest and The Outdoor Academy what it is: campers and students who arrive at 43 Hart Road for an unforgettable Camp session or semester at OA, their families who trust us to care for them while they’re in Pisgah Forest, and the dedicated staff and faculty who pour their hearts into carrying out the ENF mission. You, our loyal donor, make this all possible through your support of our scholarship funds, promoting foundation-wide DEI efforts, and supporting professional development for staff and faculty.

            Your gift supports this PLACE.

Our campus and its surrounding community are deeply valued by the young people who learn to foster a connection to the natural world and develop an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment here in the Little River Valley. Placing our property under a conservation easement in 2016, investing in sustainable practices, expanding our Garden to Table program, and looking ahead to implementing additional energy efficiency measures across campus are just a few examples of how your support has both protected this special place and continued to provide a powerful learning environment.

Your gift supports the FUTURE of ENF.

Since 1927, the ongoing dedication of our doors has helped to ensure the future of Eagle’s Nest. Going forward, we continue to rely on both our long-standing and new donors to ensure the sustainable growth and stability of our programs by promoting the programmatic, environmental, and the financial resiliency of our organization.

It may have been years, or only a few weeks since you were last standing on Cabin 7 field or swimming in the lake, but take a moment to consider how your experiences, connections, and friendships formed at 43 Hart Road have impacted your life. Where do you want to see Eagle’s Nest in another 10, 50, 100 years? Now is your chance to invest in the sustainable future of ENF by making a gift before December 31st.

o   Give your gift online with a credit card

o   Mail a check to Eagle’s Nest Foundation 43 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

o   Make your gift through stock transfer. (Contact the Development Director, Cara Varney, at

o   Make your gift last all year long by setting up a recurring donation (A monthly donation set to any amount you choose for any duration of time.) Recurring donations can be set up online, or you can contact your financial institution directly.

Give thanks!