About Us…



Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is an Adventure Camp, Conference and Retreat Center located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia.

Operating all year-round, our programs range from backpacking summer camps to weeklong school trips to gourmet dining events.  We pride ourselves on offering fully customizable programs catered to the needs, goals and expectations of our guests.



Our staff come from across the U.S. and even from around the globe. We are more of a family than anything else and each of us embody “The Colonel’s” four principles of success: Work Ethic, Attitude, Respect, and strong Communication. We have the best job in the world!


Founded in 1990 by retired Marine Colonel Gene Nervo and his family, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing began as a backpacking camp for ages 8-18.  Over the past 25 years, the program has grown and is now a year round conference, adventure and retreat center in addition to a Summer Adventure Camp!

When Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing was founded in 1990, the only building on our Base Camp property was an 1800's era farmhouse--the original structure to our Main Lodge.  Using similar construction, the remainder of the Main Lodge was built onto this farmhouse to create the large, inviting centerpiece of our facility.  The Sly Lodge, Sneaky Cabin, Admin Building and all other structures were built throughout the years to complete our year-round Conference & Retreat center.

Read a message from Colonel Nervo.


The mission of Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is to provide a character-building educational experience in which participants develop and improve their self-confidence, self-esteem, teambuilding skills and leadership through participation in adventure activities.

Our philosophy is to immerse participants in an environment which offers an opportunity to build positive character and leadership traits, self-confidence, self-esteem and teamwork.  Through careful instruction and positive encouragement from our experienced leaders and instructors, participants are motivated to face challenges that require both teamwork and individual effort.  By achieving both group and personal goals, they develop strength, character and confidence to carry with them throughout their lives.