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Space is extremely limited for this upcoming summer.


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Every summer we hire for our most important job: Trip Leader.

Our 2020 Summer Trip Leader Application is LIVE!

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Our leaders are vital to the integrity and safety of our trips. Their responsibilities are diverse; they are instructors, leaders, facilitators, friends, fellow participants, and role models to our students. This exceptional group of people is at the center of what Moondance has done every summer for the past 25 years. 

As a Trip Leader, you will be pushed to communicate, problem solve, and be decisive, all while empowering those around you to do the same. Each and every one of our leaders recognizes the invaluable experience a Moondance summer provides.

What you do as a Moondance leader matters. It’s as simple as that.

Check out our Winter 2020 College Visit Dates!

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Trip Leader Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old, with an average age of 23
  • College graduate or college student
  • Current WFA + CPR or WFR certification valid through August 1st, 2020
    • Not required at time of application
  • Valid driver’s license
    • Excellent driving record
  • The ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
  • A strong desire to work with teenagers
  • Available for our 12-day Staff Training (May 21-June 2, 2020) through Debrief (ending August 1, 2020 at the latest)

Application Windows

  • We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer. Though we accept applications on a rolling basis, opportunities are limited after February. We encourage candidates to submit their applications before the following priority deadlines:
  • Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Friday, February 28, 2020


Other Important Dates

  • Our mandatory Staff Training runs from May 22-June 2, 2020 in Asheville, NC.
  • Debrief ends by August 1, 2020 in Nashville, TN.
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