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Meet Your Recruiters! (We promise we don’t bite.)

September 17, 2021

Hi Future Moondance Leaders; it’s a pleasure to meet you. We here in the Staffing Department are tasked with searching colleges, climbing gyms, and caves for the most dynamic and charismatic people on the face of the earth: Moondance Leaders! As you continue through the application process, you will become more familiar with us. Since…

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Why Lead?

September 1, 2021

2021 Trip Leaders share what makes this job so rewarding, unique, and irresistible. We all know how valuable our time is. We also know that nothing is guaranteed, as we learned throughout our year living with a pandemic. That being said, why should you consider spending your summer with Moondance? In other words, Why Lead?…

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Something Different in the Air

March 3, 2021

Future Trip Leader, Molly Eddings, reflects on her first Moondance trip and why she is leading this summer!   There is something different about the air on the first day of a Moondance trip. Everyone is a little nervous, everyone feels weird without their phone in hand, and everyone is anxious to see what this…

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Croatia camping on Moondance
What’s In My Pack?

December 11, 2020

Our newest member of HQ, Lilly Bell, shares her essential pack items and little about why these are her go-to items!   Hello!   My name is Lilly Bell and I am from Mobile, Alabama where I have so much contact with the water but there are not many places to hike. Therefore, I have…

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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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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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