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.  Click here to register for a 2019 Hante!  (*) Select Hantes have an application deadline of November 15th and are not eligible for the Early Bird Discount.  Rolling admittance pending availability after November 15th for (*)Hantes.

SUMMER 2019 HANTE ADVENTURES

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Session 1: Hante Trails


Session 2: *Hante Boundary Waters


Session 2: Hante Appalachian Trail Trek North Carolina


Session 3: *Hante France


Session 3: Hante Rocks and Rivers


Previous Hante Adventures


Session 1: Hante Trails

Session 1        Dates  6/8/19 – 6/21/19 (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, you’ll spend 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 2019 Itinerary

Hante Trails 2019 Equipment List

Hante Trails 2019 Course Goals and Summary

Click here to see the 2019 Hante Instructors


Session 2: *Hante Boundary Waters

Session 2       Dates  6/23/19 – 7/12/19 (20 days)        Grades: 8 – 11

*Hante Boundary Waters (meets at DLH-Duluth International Airport)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $4,750

On Hante Boundary Waters you will learn the essentials of flat-water canoe trekking in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota.  You need no experience canoeing and will start by learning the basics of canoe maneuvering on flat-water and navigation of terrain from the water.  Over the course of a 15-day trek you have the opportunity to become a proficient, independent canoe trekker.  This program will also include focus on the natural flora and fauna of the region, including education on local wolf populations and the geological phenomena that created the lakes and river systems in the northern US.

Hante Boundary Waters 2019 Description and Itinerary

Hante Boundary Waters 2019 Equipment List

Hante Boundary Waters 2019 Goals and Summary

Click here to see the 2019 Hante Instructors


Session 2: Hante Appalachian Trail Trek North Carolina

Session 2        Dates  6/23/19 – 7/12/19 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Appalachian Trail Trek North Carolina (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,555

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 start by learning how to pack out gear and prepare food for a 16-day backpacking trip. Then the group will depart to hike a hundred mile section of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. The group will travel together and learn back country and communal living skills. 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 Trail Trek NC 2019 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Appalachian Trail Trek NC 2019 Equipment List

Hante Appalachian Trail Trek NC 2019 Goals and Summary

Click here to see the 2019 Hante Instructors


Session 3: *Hante France

Session 3        Dates  7/14/19 – 8/2/19 (20 days)       Grades: 8 – 11

*Hante France (meets at CLT-Charlotte International Airport)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $5,400 + group airfare 

This Hante will focus on immersing participants in French Culture and history, while exploring 4 historic natural regions in Southern France.  This trip will be an introduction to the cultural foundations of France from the classical period to the present, while also exploring the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) to accompany the trekking portion along the Stevenson Trail.  The cultural portion of the trip will visit Paris and will spend a week in the village of St. Jean-du-Gard learning about local food and customs.  During the Trek potion of the trip participants will be challenged through immersion in traveling continually, and backpacking through unfamiliar terrain, while learning about the geography of 4 distinct natural regions.  They will be given opportunities to lead the group and take part in aspects of planning the day’s logistics like meals, routes and timing. Participants will meet at Charlotte airport and fly together into and out of Paris, France.

Hante France 2019 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante France 2019 Equipment List

Hante France 2019 Goals and Summary

Click here to see the 2019 Hante Instructors


Session 3: Hante Rocks and Rivers

Session 3        Dates  7/14/19 – 8/2/19 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Rocks and Rivers (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,555

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 2019 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2019 Equipment List

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2019 Goals and Summary

Click here to see the 2019 Hante Instructors


Previous Hante Adventures

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Cultural Exchange

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


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
  • British Columbia


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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