Each year, a new selection of Hante Adventure wilderness trips are offered. Whether they’re rock climbing in Colorado, whitewater paddling in North Carolina or trekking across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hante participants are sure to come away from their experience with confidence and a strong connection to nature.

No previous experience is needed for any of these adventures, although being in good physical shape is necessary. Follow our Suggestions for Hante Preparation to ensure you are physically ready for the adventures that await.

TO APPLY FOR A HANTE:
All Hante participants and their parents must complete a Questionnaire before being considered for acceptance. To receive the Questionnaire, we must first receive the Hante Application and Deposit.

SUMMER 2018 HANTE ADVENTURES

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Session 1: Hante Trails


Session 2: Hante Austria


Session 2: Hante Rocks and Rivers


Session 3: Hante British Columbia


Session 3: Hante Appalachian Trails Trek North Carolina


Previous Hante Adventures


Session 1: Hante Trails

Session 1        Dates  6/9/18 – 6/22/18 (14 days)        Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Trails (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $2,550

Join us for our two week Hante Trails where you will spend time getting acquainted with the nuances of camping, hiking and trail building.  Spend the first 3 days base camping in Pisgah Forest processing all the skills you need for camping and backpacking.  You will also work on map and compass skills while exploring the surroundings in our backyard.  Then move on to two days of trail work on either the Appalachian Trail or in Pisgah where you will give back to the local community by helping to maintain the trail systems of our area.  After spending time working with our local hikers and conservationists, spend five days backpacking through the forest on the trails you’ll have come to know so well.

Hante Trails 2018 Itinerary

Hante Trails 2018 Equipment List

Hante Trails 2018 Course Goals and Summary

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Session 2: Hante Austria

Session 2       Dates  6/24/18 – 7/13/18 (20 days)        Grades: 8 – 11

*Hante Austria
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $5,250 + International Airfare

Come along on the adventure that will explore the culture and mountains of Southern Bavaria and the Austrian Alps.  Using Munich and Innsbruck as a springboard, the group will start by exploring cultural icons like Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Bavaria before heading to the Zillertal Range in the Alps.  Here you will spend 7-10 days trekking the Berliner Route from Hut-to-Hut.  These mountain refuges were some of the first built to house brave mountaineers in the mid-1800s, and are still in working order to give shelter to those trekking through the mountains.  After your trek, head back north through Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and many other culturally significant figures from history.  This is the opportunity to explore Austria’s rich history through architecture, music, and mountaineering.

Hante Austria 2018 Description and Itinerary

Hante Austria 2018 Equipment List

Hante Austria 2018 Goals and Summary

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Session 2: Hante Rocks and Rivers

Session 3        Dates  6/24/18 – 7/13/18 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Rocks and Rivers (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,450

On your Hante you will have the wonderful opportunity to travel simply through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with a close community of friends and peers on local rivers, rocks and trails.  Your journey will begin at Eagle’s Nest Camp where you set goals for your trip with your instructors and peers.  The group will work on their paddling and climbing skills before setting off from campus.  From here you will sojourn out into the beautiful Western North Carolina watersheds to begin your 4 days of paddling local whitewater rivers.  After your trip on the local rivers, you will get to experience some of the Southeast’s most amazing climbing that we are so grateful to have adjacent to Eagle’s Nest Camp.  Campers will be working together on teamwork, communication and leadership during the climbing portion of the trip.  Camper’s will experience a progression to be confident and comfortable on the rock.  Camper’s will finally have the chance to practice their leadership skills by planning their backpacking trip in Pisgah Forest.  Instructors will be able to guide them through the process, but most importantly, camper’s get to take ownership of their experience with the instructors assisting them the entire time while they are on the trail.

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2018 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2018 Equipment List

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2018 Goals and Summary

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Session 3: Hante British Columbia

Session 3        Dates  7/15/18 – 8/3/18 (20 days)       Grades: 8 – 11

*Hante British Columbia
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $4,790 + International Airfare

Join us as we explore the coastal mountains and seashores of British Columbia.  Start your trek with backpacking along famous coastal trails like the Juan de Fuca Trail, as it hugs the beaches and cliff-lines of Vancouver Island, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Then move inland to explore famous mountain ranges like Garibaldi Provincial Park, the site of famous peaks like The Black Tusk and Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.  Here you will spend your nights backpacking into remote sites where you can set up post to ascend to some of the surrounding peaks.  Spend your final days climbing classic routes in the Squamish Valley, whether on The Chief or one of its sister faces along the valley.

Hante British Columbia 2018 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante British Columbia 2018 Equipment List

Hante British Columbia 2018 Goals and Summary

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Session 3: Hante Appalachian Trails Trek North Carolina

Session 3        Dates  7/15/18 – 8/3/18 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Appalachian Trails Trek North Carolina (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,450

On your Hante you will have the wonderful opportunity to travel simply through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with a close community of friends and peers on local rivers, rocks and trails.  Your journey will begin at Eagle’s Nest Camp where you set goals for your trip with your instructors and peers.  The group will work on their paddling and climbing skills before setting off from campus.  From here you will sojourn out into the beautiful Western North Carolina watersheds to begin your 4 days of paddling local whitewater rivers.  After your trip on the local rivers, you will get to experience some of the Southeast’s most amazing climbing that we are so grateful to have adjacent to Eagle’s Nest Camp.  Campers will be working together on teamwork, communication and leadership during the climbing portion of the trip.  Camper’s will experience a progression to be confident and comfortable on the rock.  Camper’s will finally have the chance to practice their leadership skills by planning their backpacking trip in Pisgah Forest.  Instructors will be able to guide them through the process, but most importantly, camper’s get to take ownership of their experience with the instructors assisting them the entire time while they are on the trail.

Hante Appalachian Trails Trek NC 2018 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Appalachian Trails Trek NC 2018 Equipment List

Hante Appalachian Trails Trek NC 2018 Goals and Summary

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Previous Hante Adventures

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Cultural Exchange

  • Ghana, West Africa
  • Mexico
  • Ecuador and the Galapagos
  • Iceland
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy


Wilderness Treks

  • Costa Rica
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Mt.Katahdin
  • Scotland
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Maine
  • Canadian Rockies
  • British Isles
  • Alaska
  • Australia
  • John Muir Trail
  • New Zealand


Whitewater Paddling

  • Southeast United States (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee)
  • Southwest United States (Utah)
  • Canada


Rock Climbing

  • Southeast United States (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee)
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Maine
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Eagle’s Nest Camp is an equal opportunity provider and is operated under special use permit with Pisgah National Forest and other National Forests as appropriate.


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