Tommy Smart, 22, is a born and raised Charlotte, North Carolina native, and has just graduated from Elon University! At Elon, Tommy studied Public Health with a focus on becoming a Physician’s Assistant. His desire to help and serve others is nothing new; Tommy has grown up immersed in making the communities around him a better place. In Charlotte, he has worked with local organizations like the Charlotte Eagles to coach and mentor children in soccer and life skills. While working as a summer school literature and writing instructor for low-income youth, Tommy relished in the fulfillment from creating opportunities for teens to grow and succeed in their goals. He’s worked as a mentor in the camp capacity as well at Camp Seagull. Now, Tommy is ready to bring it back home to Moondance. A Yosemite alumnus, Tommy’s Moondance trip still holds some of his fondest memories. He is stoked to build the friendships and community this summer that makes a Moondance trip so special. Tommy’s off to California, and we can’t wait!
Lauren Rossitch, 21, comes to us from Charlotte, North Carolina. As a rising junior at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Lauren is loving life as a Tar Heel studying Entrepreneurship and Management and Society. During the school year and the summer, Lauren has had lots of experience working with children. She stays busy in Chapel Hill as a nursery caregiver for the Binkley Baptist Church, but has been nannying and coaching teens for years as well. The summer after her sophomore year of high school, Lauren traveled to Peru as a student on Moondance’s Machu Picchu trip! Her own Moondance experience changed her life, instilling in her an appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors and a desire to share it with others. As one of seven in her family household, Lauren thrives in a large group setting. She is used to sharing the space and experiences with others, and yearns for the chance to work in that kind of environment this summer on our California trip!
Annabel Warren, 20, comes to Moondance from St. Louis, Missouri! As a kid, Annabel grew up active with sports and loved every minute she could spend outside. When she wasn’t at practice, Annabel would be running or hiking with her parents. Annabel got the full experience, having gone on three Moondance trips herself: Pacific Northwest, Chamonix, and Kilimanjaro. Her trips were transformative for her, pushing Annabel to want to be a Trip Leader too! Since then, Annabel has been quite busy. She is headed into her third year at the University of Virginia, where she is a Business major and minoring in Studio Art. Annabel is most excited this summer for taking on the new adventures of each activity with her students, whether that be rafting, hiking, rock climbing, or anything else outside! She cannot wait to start building relationships with each student, getting to know them and building memories with each other every single day. Welcome, Annabel, you’re headed to California!
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