Wick Bushong, 26, grew up in Houston, Texas in a family that had an appreciation for outdoor adventure. Wick is an avid outdoorsman with hobbies in mountain biking, fishing, skiing and kayaking. To make things even more interesting, Wick is an accomplished musician who is proficient in playing the piano, bass, guitar, and the drums! Wick is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Wick’s love for the outdoors first began in the Texas hill country, where he attended Camp Balcones Springs and Camp Cheley’s Boys’ Trail’s End. Wick’s love of the outdoors eventually led him to attend the National Outdoor Leadership School’s flagship course in the Wind River Range Wilderness. Wick spent the past year exploring the backcountry ski slopes in Jackson Hole, WY. He did an exceptional job in leading our Big Wild trip in 2016, our Chamonix trip in 2017, and our Northern Lights trip last summer. We are fortunate enough to have him leading for us again this summer in Kilimanjaro! Welcome back, Wick!!
Ellie Quinn, 27, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. We are ecstatic to have Ellie back on board for her fifth summer as a leader! Ellie led our Mountains to Sea trip in 2014, Pacific Northwest trip in 2016, our Chamonix trip in 2017, and our Northern Lights trip in 2018! She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart for 15 years, and in high school she was a member of the cross-country, soccer, track, and tennis teams. She graduated magna cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2014 after studying Political Science and French. At Sewanee, she continued her soccer career and was elected captain her senior year. Growing up, Ellie spent her summers at Camp Fern in Marshall, TX, where she later served as a counselor and eventually became head of outdoor experiences. Ellie’s thirst for adventure travel encouraged her to spend a year living in New Zealand, but has since lived in Asheville, NC and Nashville, TN. After four years of adventure, we are so proud to have Ellie on board with us for yet another summer at Kilimanjaro!
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