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Oh, the Places Your Gear Will Take You: The R1 Fleece

November 19, 2020

Meet one of our most beloved pieces of gear: The Patagonia R1 Fleece.   Beloved gear travels far and wide in our bags and on our backs. The Patagonia R1 fleece makes the cut on almost any packing list, coming in handy time and time again. As you grow and accumulate more gear, you either…

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What to Expect From Your First Moondance Trip

November 10, 2020

Doing anything for the first time can be scary.   We can all remember the anticipation the night before the first day of school.   You’re ready to see your friends again, maybe even your teachers, ready to get back into the familiar routine again. You know what’s waiting on the other side of that…

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This is THE Job

September 14, 2020

The 2021 Trip Leader Application is live! The search for the best people for the best job has begun.   Every September we launch the Trip Leader Application with great anticipation and excitement. We have enrolled over 1,200 students since the end of August. The reality of next summer has already begun to crystallize. Our…

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Experience Moondance

August 17, 2020

We are kicking off another year at Moondance and we are ready.   The last five months have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, as both individuals and a company. We have gone from prepping for Staff Training to suspending all summer operations within a matter of weeks. In some ways, it felt like Moondance…

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A Different Summer for Moondance

May 4, 2020

A summer without students. A summer without leaders. A summer without trips. Where does this leave us?   The twenty-fifth summer of Moondance Adventures was set to the best we’ve ever seen. Between two new trips, almost 120 new leaders, and hundreds of new students, we had a great plan and a big vision, as…

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My Moondance Tee: Ten Years Later

April 17, 2020

T-Shirt’s are special. Harrison Newman reveals the story behind her first Moondance t-shirt!     My first Moondance t-shirt was one of my most treasured items back in 2010. I had just changed high schools and was in the depths of that change. Moondance was a shining beacon for me after a challenging school year.…

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How Do We Stay Positive?

April 14, 2020

Staying positive right now can be exhausting. Every day we must confront the strangeness of our current situation, and every day we have to choose to see beyond it.   What does it mean to stay positive?   Does it mean you have to be laughing, joking, and carefree every second of the day? Do…

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There’s Nothing Else I’d Rather Be Doing

April 8, 2020

Here is a reminder from long time leader, Mimi Middlebrooks, on why she loves to lead for Moondance.   Check out our Instagram for some pictures that take you through Mimi’s Moondance journey!     When I was a junior in high school, I went on a two week backpacking trip in Grand Teton National…

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Finding the Community of a Lifetime

April 5, 2020

Gray Rixey dives into why the Moondance community is just as strong now as it ever has been and why it’s so special.   My path to Moondance is a familiar story. I went on a trip as a 14 year-old, Pacific Northwest (who can relate?). It was amazing. I had the trip of a…

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Thinking About the Next Adventure

April 3, 2020

Read what’s on Wick Bushong’s mind during quarantine, from more TV to planning his next adventure!   Here we are. Ordered to stay home for the health and safety of others and ourselves. Relegated to isolation by a silent and effectively invisible microbe. Doing our best to stay entertained and productive (shout out to all…

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