The desire for adventure and excitement, the intense search for one’s true self, the need to expand relationships beyond the walls of a family — these characteristics of the teenage years are the inspiration behind Eagle’s Nest Hante Adventures.


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For over 37 years, Hante Adventures have provided numerous opportunities for youth to venture into the wilderness or into a new culture with a team of like-minded individuals. Hante Adventures are trips planned especially for young people in 7th-11th grades who seek high adventure, personal challenge, and lifelong friendships. Along with a group of no more than 12 peers and 2 – 3 instructors, Hante participants step away from their everyday lives for a 2 – 4 week excursion. Whether it’s in Alaska, California, North Carolina, Utah, New Zealand, Spain or beyond, they have unforgettable experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime. With Hante Adventures, the destinations and learning are endless.

Hante Adventures challenge teenagers to push, both mentally and physically, to reach a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. By trekking through the wilderness, rock climbing, biking and whitewater paddling in some of the world’s most beautiful natural environments, young people build confidence and self-esteem, learn invaluable leadership skills and form friendships that last a lifetime.

All Hante Adventures provide an amazing experience for participants. During each adventure participants:

Form lasting friendships. Come away from your Hante Adventure with true friends who shared a common experience.

Learn leadership skills. Teach your peers how to use a map and compass on a trek through the Colorado Rockies or how to tie a figure-eight knot on a climbing trip in the Southwest.

Develop wilderness skills. Learn how to live simply and comfortably in the wilderness. You’ll build shelters, identify edible and medicinal plants and prepare delicious meals on a camp-stove.

Gain self-confidence. Paddle 100 miles of whitewater with everything you need in your boat. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you reach the top of a difficult mountain climb to look down at the vast stretch of land beneath you.

Experience personal growth. Find the true adventurer inside you as you challenge yourself both mentally and physically. It won’t always be easy, but the most gratifying experiences never are.

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“The Hante was amazing. Elizabeth was so enthusiastic about the adventure–she wants us all to go to Zion next summer for a family vacation, and she’ll be the tour guide for the nearby parks. She had great comments about the leaders. It was a remarkable experience for her. For someone who uses multiple appliances and a good thirty-minute prep time before exiting for school the lesson in self-reliance was so valuable. I think she even enjoyed being dirty!  Many thanks for offering such an exciting and challenging program.”

~ Jerry, Hante Participant Parent
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FEB. 21, 2020

What I’ve Learned from Spending Time Outside

Hante planning is in FULL SWING! Along with planning, I think about all of the lessons and skills I want our participants to gain while on their trip… There are the obvious skills: setting up a tent, building a fire, packing a backpack, and leave no trace ethics. But what about those skills that aren’t […]