Amanda Gerwing, 22, has just graduated from Appalachian State University! From outside of Chicago, Illinois, Amanda spent her childhood there and in Houston, Texas, exploring the outdoors and every sport she could find. After choosing to attend college in western North Carolina, Amanda fueled her desire to spend all her free time outside being active. These days, you can find her trail running, climbing, biking, or hiking. This love for the world has drawn her interests towards environmental sustainability practices. Thus, she has majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Sustainable Development. Amanda has been student teaching in a 4th grade classroom this past semester, inspiring and transforming lives every day. She’s spent the past several summers working with children, from a children-driven farmers market, to a camp counselor at Camp Highlander, and even as an Au Pair in Italy. She’s thrilled for an opportunity to combine these passions in the field with Moondance, and we’re grateful to have her leading our Colorado Trail trip!
T Diebel hails from Montgomery, Alabama. He is a seasoned Moondance veteran, having participated on both the Big Wild and Northern Lights programs. T found a love for backpacking on these trips and is thrilled for the chance to introduce the beautiful backcountry to the students on his trips this summer. He is most excited to be a part of his studentsÍ growth and love for the outdoors. At the University of Alabama, T keeps himself busy studying Mechanical Engineering, working as a manager for the rowing team, and an active participant on the Rocketry Association. This Alabama native is ready to rejoin the Moondance family and we are stoked to have him on board in Colorado!
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