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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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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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Moondance scuba diving teen trip
New Routines, New Perspecitves

March 30, 2020

How does Stewart Roddey practice mindfulness? He gives some insight on how to stay positive and find what works for you!   2020 has presented us with some unique challenges. Over the course of one workday, my living room turned into my remote work station. What was once my Sunday lounging movie zone now hosts…

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Not Just Occupied

March 29, 2020

Read what Liza McLain thinks about the difference between being occupied and living.   Welcome to Day ___ (insert your personal quarantine number here) of a new normal, a home office, a home classroom, and a kitchen with a small Costco in its pantry. For me, it’s technically Day 3 of Nashville’s mandated “Safer at…

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Apps, Streaming, and Gaming at Home!

March 28, 2020

Hillary Bridges shares her highly regarded top ways to stay active and have fun while at home!   Hey everyone! I wanted to share a few things that have brought me happiness while adjusting to the new normal!   Being Active    I am an active person. I love going to CycleBar, Pure Barre, yoga…

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Unplugging From the Panic

March 25, 2020

Ashley Kubit, Moondance’s star accountant,  shares how unplugging is necessary in a time of constant plugging in.   Happy Birthday, Ashley!   We live in a world where we are constantly inundated with information. While we still have paper formats like newspapers, magazines, and books, the majority of our information is gathered and distributed through…

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Small Wins

March 20, 2020

Moondance Administrative team member, Harrison Newman, chimes in on why setting goals during unstructured and routinely different times is extrememly important. Hi Moondance Family!   Harrison checking in from my new home office set up. As our office has adjusted our daily lives to help curb the spread of the COVID-19, we’re all using this…

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