Thomas Godwin, 20, joins us from University City, Missouri. Just like us, Thomas calls Nashville home, sweet home these days as he heads into his senior year at Vanderbilt University! This Commodore fan is majoring in both Mathematics and Human and Organizational Development. Before Moondance, Thomas had a summer chock-full of experience with kids working at Alpine Camp for Boys. This opportunity grew his passion for working with children as he managed three different cabins for 9 weeks. Back at Vanderbilt, Thomas founded the organization MentorADore that pairs over 150 incoming freshmen with upperclassmen mentors in the same academic majors. He’s ready to take on the adventures of Moondance this summer, bringing an impressive skillset and contagious happiness to each and every student on his California trip.
Kristin Wiewel, 22, is from Kennebunk, Maine! Raised in this small, lovely town, Kristin learned what a close-knot community truly means. Her family extended beyond her parents and older brother, including many aunts, uncles, and cousins. From them, Kristin accredits learning how to be a best friend, sister, and human being to everybody she comes across. She had a very active childhood, participating in soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse throughout high school. As the captain of her team, Kristin led her teammates to the Maine Lacrosse State Championship. You can nearly always find her outside, whether on a run, swimming, skiing, or simply enjoying a book! Her favorite things in life include family, friends, music, and all things food. She has just graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where her studies were focused in Sociology and EcoGastronomy. Summer camp has been an integral part of her life, a place where she discovered her best, truest self and learned to be comfortable being silly and having fun with new friends. She spent years as a camper at Camp Coniston, and then transitioned into paying her experiences forward as a counselor for 3 more summers. Now, Kristin is thrilled to take the skills she’s learn and apply them towards creating a trip of a lifetime for each student on her trips in California!
May May Lanier, 20, was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. May May has spent the past two years in Nashville as a student at Vanderbilt University. She is pursuing a degree in Human and Organizational Development, as well as a minor in Special Education. May May believes strongly in immersing herself in the community around her, a trait that has followed her from The Lovett School in Atlanta, to Vanderbilt in Nashville. She spent her high school years heavily involved with the National Charity League, Relay for Life, and Steer Smart organizations, and has continued involvement with Relay for Life in Nashville. Moondance has a special place in May May’s heart. Having participated on our Pacific Northwest, Northern Lights, and Kilimanjaro trips, she knows what kind of communities a Moondance trip can create. May May is thrilled to be on the other side now as a Trip Leader, and is eager to give her students the same incredible experiences she had!
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.
We place limiting factors on students from the same school or hometown. We also strive for equally balanced co-ed groups. These factors may be relevant.Enroll