|A Unique Place
Chances are you have never been to a camp quite like this before.
Through community living and group decision making, boys learn to live and play together in a spirit of cooperation rather than competition.
Being located on 135 forested acres and completely surrounded by 365,000 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest, Night Eagle is rather secluded.
In camp, there are only tipis, a food shelter, and a semi-permanent structure used for group gatherings. For swimming, fishing, and canoeing, there are two beautiful lakes.
As you explore camp, you will find the garden, our homemade oven, several outdoor toilets, and our open air shower. As you can see, we live as simply as possible.
You should know that if you are looking for the tennis courts, dining hall, swimming pool, or cabins, you won’t find them here. Except for refrigeration which is run by solar power, we live without electricity, flush toilets, watches, flashlights, matches and other modern conveniences. Being without these comforts will seem strange at first, however, the counselors and campers feel that what Night Eagle offers in their place is far more rewarding, and certainly most rare in today’s modern world.
Night Eagle is a different kind of camp based on mutual responsibility and cooperation.
At Night Eagle, with its relative isolation and small size (no more than 40 campers per session), a person leans heavily on his fellow campers for support in meeting the challenges of rugged living. Things are not as easy or convenient as at home. For a successful summer, it’s essential that everyone do his part, whether it’s gathering and chopping wood, tending fires, pumping water, or cooking meals. By working together, campers learn that everyone’s help is necessary to keep the community strong. And soon, the line between work and play fades into an exciting cooperative group spirit.
Campers will recognize their strengths as well as their weaknesses, exercise their ability to lead and to follow, discover their own ability to help and to ask for help, and respect others for who they are as they grow into responsible and caring adults.
There are few places in this world like Night Eagle, where living with others can be so challenging and fulfilling. That adventure and the challenge of living together in a primitive, cooperative community are the most important parts of the summer for the campers and counselors at Night Eagle.
For a boy looking for a place where he can try his strength, his skills, and his imagination, Night Eagle is the answer.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
- Henry David Thoreau
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Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures, Inc.
P.O. Box 374, Cuttingsville, Vermont 05738
Phone (802) 446-6100
Bruce Moreton, Owner
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