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Creating Moondance Magic: A Look Ahead to Staff Training 2023! By Veteran Leader, James Kelley

May 2, 2023

I have never been so grateful for a sinus infection in my life – that was the reason I went to a physician in Dadeville, Alabama who introduced me to Moondance. She spoke with conviction about how it was a transformative experience for her daughter, I knew I had to investigate.   I am entering…

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Excitement Builds for Summer 2023! A Note from First-Year Leader, Meghan Keeler

April 4, 2023

I am ecstatic to be a 2023 leader for Moondance, let me tell you why.   When I was 16 years old, I labeled myself as “awkward”, as many teenagers feel. I knew that I had an outgoing, adventurous personality deep within me, I just needed to dig it out. So, I pushed myself. I…

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The Newest Moondance Experience: Spring Break! By Holtie Speir

March 22, 2023

The second I heard Moondance was running Spring Break trips for the first time, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I’ve loved all of my past Moondance trips and want to experience Moondance as much as possible. As soon as the dates were announced, I checked my school’s Spring Break dates…

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A Moondance Summer vs. The Internship: From Veteran Leader, Frances Bowles

January 31, 2023

Hi! My name is Frances Bowles, and I am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and am a senior at the University of Georgia. I was first introduced to Moondance in 2015 when I went on the Big Wild trip and immediately fell in love with everything about it. I then did two more trips as…

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From Trip Leader to Full-Time Moondancer: Owen Roberts’ Moondance Journey

December 13, 2022

Owen Roberts, Assistant Director of Staffing, from Athens, GA, reflects on what Moondance means to him as he moves from being a trip leader to a full-time Moondancer. Growing up in Athens, Georgia, I was surrounded by family and friends–whether they were from my hometown or one of our nearby hubs–who went on Moondance trips…

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Moondancer to Moondancer: A 2022 Student Perspective

September 6, 2022

Freshman student Anna Mefford, from Atlanta, GA, starts her high school career writing for the Lovett student newspaper about a friends’ Moondance experience.  Back on the Bank: Freshman Scarlett Rouland Moondances Her Way To Friendship and Adventure “It made me more of an open-minded person,” she said. Clearly, freshman Scarlett Rouland had a lot to…

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The Versatility of a Moondance Leader

December 10, 2021

How the Trip Leader position sets you up well for a career post-Moondance, using guidelines set by National Association of College and Employers. We always knew that the Trip Leader position teaches our leaders intangible, directly transferrable-to-the-real-world skills. But, in regards to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) latest report, “The Key Attributes…

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Experience Moondance: 2022

October 21, 2021

An experience to last a lifetime   As the temperatures starts to get cooler, and the summmer falls further into our rearview, we continue to reflect on the 2021 summer. After a summer without trips, we were more than ready to get back outside. Over 1,100 kids experienced Moondance this summer on our beloved domestic…

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I’ve Applied: Now What?

October 4, 2021

Hello Future Moondance Leaders. How’s the day? Going well? We hope so, anyways. We’re so glad to see that you’ve officially sent in your application through our Staff/Leader Portal: CampSite. Once you submit your initial application, we will read through it and then send along a longer application, should we see fit. This portion has…

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2021: The Summer of Domestic Dreams

September 9, 2021

Moondance was all over the United States map this past summer, and we can’t wait to do the same in 2022. This past summer was one like Moondance has never seen before. But, it was one of Moondance’s most memorable and successful summers to date. We did not run our international trips due to the…

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