Anna Miller, 21, is a rising junior at Washington and Lee University, from Woodside, California! For Anna, the small town of Woodside could not have been any more perfect of a place to grow up. The redwoods and creeks of Northern California became her playground at a young age. Anna and her two older brothers spent every day outside, hiking in the woods and playing basketball, soccer, and swimming. In high school, Anna found a love for water-polo that propelled her and her friends into building a school program that still exists today. After high school, Anna took a gap year focused on outdoor leadership education. She spent the first three months in Oregon on an Outward-Bound program and in Italy studying Art History. For the second semester, Anna participated in a Rustic Pathways program in the South Pacific. Now at Washington and Lee University, Anna is heavily involved on campus. She is a trip leader for the W&L Outing Club’s Pre-Orientation trip, and during the school year works as a Peer Counselor for First-Year students. Anna is an incredible addition to our team, where she will be leading our Big Wild trip!
Bailey Perrone, 23, was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Bailey is a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy, and Sewanee: The University of the South, where he was Captain of the Lacrosse team. Bailey thrived as an Economics + Business major, but was also a member of the Ducks Unlimited Chapter of Sewanee's campus. Bailey was a leader on campus as a member of the Sportsman's House. His passion for protecting the environment was first discovered on his own Moondance trip! Bailey is no stranger to Moondance, as he was a student on the Pacific Northwest trip when he was in high school. Ever since then, Bailey has been an avid outdoorsman, and loves to fly fish! He has worked in Wyoming for the past two summers, and can't wait to get back out West. Bailey is thrilled to take on our Big Wild adventure this summer, and to give his students the trip of a lifetime!
Molly Elkins, 22, joins us all the way from Aliso Viejo, California, and has always had a love for the outdoors. She grew up chasing adventures up and down the West Coast, but eventually found her way to Sewanee: The University of the South, where she majored in Natural Resources. While at Sewanee, Molly played lacrosse for four years and was an active member and leader of the Sewanee Outing Program, which ran outdoor adventure trips throughout the country. As a student, Molly spent a semester abroad in Argentina, where she had a life changing experience. While abroad, Molly spent her free time volunteering as an English teacher to local students of varying ages. Since graduation, Molly continued her time spent at Sewanee as a GIS lab technician. On any given day, you could find Molly exploring the Cumberland Plateau. She can’t get enough of Sewanee or the beauty of the outdoors that surrounds her wherever she goes. As a Moondance leader, Molly provided an amazing experience for her students in the Pacific Northwest last summer and we are so excited to have her lead again for the summer of 2019! Molly ventured to Alaska to lead one session of Northern Lights. Next up, she's headed to Wyoming for Big Wild!
July 16, 2019
Hi Big Wild Families!
All students have arrived in Jackson and the group is headed to their campsite for the night! We are so excited for them to begin their adventure!
First times stay with you forever, and our discovery trips will give you an unforgettable introduction to outdoor adventure. For those with an appetite for the wild, or those who have never slept beneath the stars, these multi-sport adventures will introduce you to a lifetime of exploration.
Some of the wildest and most wondrous destinations can open your eyes to the greatness of giving back. Our service trips are designed to take you off the beaten path with a purpose. Immerse yourself in a deeper version of adventure travel, by making a positive impact on the communities and environments you visit.
Leadership trips are crafted to hone your expedition skills in the most rugged, challenging and beautiful terrain we offer. One part wilderness immersion, one part leadership curriculum, these adventures are designed for those looking to increase their skills in the wild and in the world. Bring out your most confident and competent self on one of our Leadership trips.
Roll the dice, stir the pot, and take the risk. Sign up for our Mystery Trip and see what magic unfolds. You can’t go wrong; but you can surprise yourself with where you’ll go. This year we are offering a special trip designed for alumni students that features the greatness of a Moondance trip with the element of surprise.
There are still spaces available on this trip! Get in touch with us if you are interested in this trip, as availability can change quickly.
We have limited availability on this trip. If you’re interested in a spot on this date and session, please call the office as soon as possible to learn more.
While this trip is currently full, we are accepting applications for a waitlist. Please complete our online application to ensure your spot on the waitlist. We’ll call you to discuss options once we receive it.
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