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.

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 2021 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.


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Session 2: Hante Rocks and Rivers

Session 3: *Hante Pacific Northwest

Session 3: Hante Appalachian Trail Trek Virginia

Previous Hante Adventures

Session 2: Hante Rocks and Rivers

Session 2       Dates  6/27/21 – 7/16/21 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Rocks and Rivers (meets at Eagle’s Nest)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,850

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 2021 Description and Tentative Itinerary

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2021 Equipment List

Hante Rocks and Rivers 2021 Goals and Summary

Click here to see the 2021 Hante Instructors

Session 3: *Hante Pacific Northwest

Session 3        Dates  7/18/21 – 8/6/21 (20 days)       Grades: 8 – 11

*Hante Pacific Northwest (meets at Sea-Tac- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $5,190

View our Hante Pacific Northwest 2021 Trip Guide!

Session 3: Hante Appalachian Trail Trek Virginia

Session 3        Dates  7/18/21 – 8/6/21 (20 days)       Grades: 7 – 11

Hante Appalachian Trails Trek Virginia 
Deposit: $450
Tuition Amount: $3,850

View our Hante AT Trek Virginia 2021 Trip Guide!

Previous Hante Adventures


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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