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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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Living in the 2020 Moment

March 19, 2020

At Moondance we are asking ourselves and our community: How do we live in the moment when you want that moment to change? People around the world are spending most of their time indoors these days and separated from the open spaces we love so much. At Moondance headquarters in Nashville, TN, we have found…

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Nature is Neat

February 21, 2020

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir Between the inspiring leaders, fantastic students, beautiful places, and new cultures, there are many ingredients that go into creating the trip of a lifetime. However, there’s one ingredient…

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What’s in My Pack?

December 5, 2019

  Garrett Lucey, the newest member of our Admissions Team at HQ, takes you inside his pack! Take a walk in Garrett’s shoes.   Hey guys!   I’m Garrett Lucey and I hail from Jacksonville, FL. I made my way to Nashville, TN by way of Sewanee: The University of the South where I majored…

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2020 Here We Come

August 14, 2019

The 2019 season has come to a beautiful close. Now, we can reflect on another life-changing summer and look forward to the 25th year of adventuring with Moondance.   As we celebrate a quarter of century of Moondance Adventures, we say goodbye to some of the old and welcome some of the new. We find…

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mountaineering on machame route with moondance
Why We Lead: How Could We Not?

June 18, 2019

Moondance’s 24th summer has begun! With over 30 trips already underway, we are officially off and running into Summer 2019.   For ten months of the year we are prepping and anticipating the opening days of the summer. As students and leaders disperse all over the world, we are thankful for the time we are…

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