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Why We Lead: To Grow, To Inspire, To Teach

April 11, 2019

Third year Moondance leader Elizabeth Oakes kicks off our “Why We Lead” series with a heartfelt look at the long lasting affect of leading Moondance trips. She has led both our Colorado Trail and Northern Lights trips with an unbridled passion for kids, adventure, and fun.   This past week included a night class with…

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Alaska hiking trails on Moondance
Why We Lead

April 5, 2019

From the youngest kid on a trip to the most seasoned guide, leaders come in every shape and size imaginable. This month, and leading up to the summer, Unplugged features Moondance leaders on why they lead and what keeps them coming back.   The biggest reason leaders do what they do, and do it well, is…

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Climbing for teens this summer at Moondance
Pacific Northwest: The Timelessness of Monkey’s Face

February 20, 2019

The Timelessness of Monkey’s Face Featuring photos from the Moondance Pacific Northwest trip from 2013-2018   The Pacific Northwest hangs out in one of the uppermost corners of the United States waiting to be explored. Many venture to this corner of the country in search of the mountains, ocean, and everything in between. We escape…

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On top of the world on Moondance Adventures
The Draw of the Dolomites

February 5, 2019

The Draw of the Dolomites In August, Adventure Journal featured “The Silence of the Dolomites” video from Casper Rolsted. Steve Casimiro says it well in his introduction, “If you haven’t been to the Dolos of northern Italy, go. You won’t find a more spectacularly or uniquely structured mountain range…” and we could not agree more. The…

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Alaska by binocular on Moondance
A Year With Moondance

January 2, 2019

What. A. Year.   The Holidays. That time of year. 365 days of life come together in the final few weeks of December. People are mindful of a new year on the horizon, and the people they will share it with. At Moondance, we can’t help but smile when we think about 2018. Our memories…

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The community
Unplugged Feature: Season of Giving

December 17, 2018

Emily Bronstein: A seventh grader with a desire to do more.     Emily Bronstein started The Seraphine Project, partnering with Global Sojourns Giving Circle in Zambia and Zimbabwe in order to lead and lend a hand in any way she could. Now in ninth grade, Emily has grown her project, writing a blog, and…

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Reflections on Moondance Adventures
The Gear Guru

December 11, 2018

The Gear Guru   Whether you’re looking for the perfect t-shirt for your sibling, the best backpack this side of the Mississippi, or the water bottle that’s just right for your next adventure, look no further! The Gear Guru is here to illuminate all the possibilities in the wide world of gear. These products have…

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Thankful for hiking on Moondance
Are We Thankful?

November 19, 2018

A few Moondance Leaders reflect on what they’re thankful for this season, looking back on challenges they’ve overcome and ahead to new adventures awaiting them.     We are thankful for adventures, friendships, and new experiences. We are thankful for exploration and excitement rooted in genuine curiosity about the world around us. Sometimes, we have…

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Moondance Blog Launch: Unplugged

November 12, 2018

Welcome to Unplugged   For 24 years Moondance Adventures has provided trips of a lifetime. For 24 years Moondance has been committed to our students and leaders as they set out each summer in search of awe-inspiring adventure. As Moondance has grown into what it is today, offering 26 different trips to five continents, seventeen…

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