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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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Africa hiking on Moondance
Why We Lead: To Connect

May 9, 2019

This week’s “Why We Lead” feature comes from second year Moondance leader Mary Ottley. Starting her leading career with Kilimanjaro and heading to the Dolomites this summer, Mary jumped into Moondance head first and can’t wait to come back.   Why me? Why Moondance? Why lead? About a hundred responses to these three questions come…

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Why We Lead: To Transform

May 2, 2019

This week of the “Why We Lead” series features fourth year leader James Kelley. He has led our Big Wild, Cataract Canyon, Hawaiian Islands, and Ecuador + Galapagos trips, and reflects on the transformative effects of being a Moondance leader.   I never thought I would be grateful for having a sinus infection, but one…

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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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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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