Eagle’s Nest Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, is home to Eagle’s Nest Camp (a residential, co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-17), Hante Adventures (an off-site adventure program for teens), and The Outdoor Academy (a residential semester school for high-performing 10th grade students). Our mission, “Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character”, is fulfilled year-round through our programs, employees, volunteers, donors, and Board of Trustees.
The Outdoor Academy is an accredited residential semester school for high achieving sophomores and select freshman and juniors. Focused on intellect, environment, community, and craft, OA delivers rigorous high school academics infused with experiential education in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our small community of students will also spend a quarter of their semester developing technical and wilderness leadership skills on backpacking, climbing, and paddling adventures all over the Southeast.