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43 Hart Rd
Pisgah Forest
North Carolina 28768

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Programs: There are three programs offered by the foundation: Eagle's Nest Camp is a summer camp for youth age 6-17 accredited by the American Camp Association where campers are empowered to open their eyes, hearts, minds and souls and cultivate their self-awareness, sense of responsibility and self-expression; Eagle's Nest Hante is an adventure program that allows teens to experience the beauty of nature through rock climbing, whitewater paddling, wilderness treks and international travel; and The Outdoor Academy of the Southern Appalachians is an academic semester school for 10th and select 11th graders where students experience hands-on learning in an academic community centered around a deep connection to nature, lasting relationships and the excitement of living in a challenging atmosphere.

The Eagle''s Nest Foundation (ENF) is a non-profit organization chartered in 1950 located on 180 wooded acres in Western North Carolina''s Blue Ridge Mountains. The mission is "Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character." The goal of ENF is to provide hands-on education for young people while encouraging them to appreciate nature and challenging them to improve their character. The organization believes in the ideals of equality, honesty, belonging and self-awareness.

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I, unlike some of my fellow counselors, began my Eagle's Nest experience not as a bright-eyed child but as a young adult who was in desperate need of all the things that Eagle's Nest offers. I did not realize until I got there, only a day into my orientation experience, how much I needed to be ... more »
A review isn't necessary to praise Eagle's Nest Camp, instead a thank-you is what it deserves. The community of Eagle's Nest is what kept me coming back year after year for twelve years now. It's addictive in the best way possible. To put into words the gratitude for the experiences and the people ... more »
Eagles Nest Foundations has been apart of my life for almost 10 years now! I can't believe that. As a camper, I was introduced to a community that finds an importance in learning and achievements. I was included in a community where not only could I be myself, but I was provided with the support to ... more »
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