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Transformative, Challenging, Inspirational, Forever: The Moondance Experience

September 21, 2023

In a world brimming with opportunities, certain experiences stand out as genuinely life-altering. Moondance Adventures goes beyond the ordinary, positively transforming both participants and leaders alike. As I reflect on my second summer leading for Moondance, I am struck by the profound impact this community has had on my life and the lives of those…

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Meet the 2024 Staffing Team (pt. 2): Welcome Back to Moondance HQ, Joe Spear!

September 13, 2023

Joe Spear hails from Nashville, Tennessee and is no stranger to Moondance. As a student, Joe attended our California, Belize + Costa Rica, and Rainier trips and, as he elaborates on below, these experiences changed his life for the better. Eager to find that magical feeling again, Joe returned to Moondance in 2021 to lead…

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Meet the 2024 Staffing Team: Welcome to HQ, Briggs McElwee!

September 6, 2023

Now that the 2024 Trip Leader Application is officially live, let’s meet the new members of the Staffing Team who will help you throughout the process! Briggs McElwee hails from Statesville, NC and is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill where he majored in Business. Go Tar Heels! Briggs was…

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Why Lead (Again)! By Veteran Leader, Stewart Roddey

August 22, 2023

The countdown to the launch of our Staff Application is officially on! We are two weeks away from going live. Check or website on Tuesday, September 5th to apply!   In the meantime, here are some words of wisdom from legendary Moondance Leader, Stewart Roddey–   What a blessing it was to return to the…

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A Thank You to Our 2023 Trip Leaders!

August 10, 2023

As we wrap up summer 2023 and begin to look ahead to next season, we wanted to write a quick thank you note to our Trip Leaders. These 151 incredible people impacted countless lives and were the foundation for our success this year. From visiting them on college campuses, to meeting them at Staff Training,…

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Creating Moondance Magic: A Look Ahead to Staff Training 2023! By Veteran Leader, James Kelley

May 2, 2023

I have never been so grateful for a sinus infection in my life – that was the reason I went to a physician in Dadeville, Alabama who introduced me to Moondance. She spoke with conviction about how it was a transformative experience for her daughter, I knew I had to investigate.   I am entering…

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Excitement Builds for Summer 2023! A Note from First-Year Leader, Meghan Keeler

April 4, 2023

I am ecstatic to be a 2023 leader for Moondance, let me tell you why.   When I was 16 years old, I labeled myself as “awkward”, as many teenagers feel. I knew that I had an outgoing, adventurous personality deep within me, I just needed to dig it out. So, I pushed myself. I…

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The Newest Moondance Experience: Spring Break! By Holtie Speir

March 22, 2023

The second I heard Moondance was running Spring Break trips for the first time, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I’ve loved all of my past Moondance trips and want to experience Moondance as much as possible. As soon as the dates were announced, I checked my school’s Spring Break dates…

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A Moondance Summer vs. The Internship: From Veteran Leader, Frances Bowles

January 31, 2023

Hi! My name is Frances Bowles, and I am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and am a senior at the University of Georgia. I was first introduced to Moondance in 2015 when I went on the Big Wild trip and immediately fell in love with everything about it. I then did two more trips as…

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From Trip Leader to Full-Time Moondancer: Owen Roberts’ Moondance Journey

December 13, 2022

Owen Roberts, Assistant Director of Staffing, from Athens, GA, reflects on what Moondance means to him as he moves from being a trip leader to a full-time Moondancer. Growing up in Athens, Georgia, I was surrounded by family and friends–whether they were from my hometown or one of our nearby hubs–who went on Moondance trips…

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