Justin Pender, 22, was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. Like his father before him, Justin was born to surf. He has grown up with a board of some kind always on his feet, quickly finding his passion in surfing, skateboarding, and even snowboarding. Raised in an active and outdoorsy family, Justin’s activities spread to team sports like lacrosse and soccer as well. During his time spent at the University of Virginia, Justin found all kinds of outlets to satisfy that urge to be in the outdoors. Fortunately for him, UVA is situated in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to bountiful mountain biking, hiking, climbing, and yes, snowboarding too. In the spring of his third year, Justin traveled to Copenhagen for a semester abroad that furthered his passion for traveling internationally. He’s eager to give back to the world that bring him so much excitement, having majored in both Global Environments and Sustainability at school. Justin loves to share the stoke and will be bringing this energy this year to his Spain + Morocco trip!
Margaret Cartner, 24, comes to us from Birmingham, Alabama. She is a recent graduate of AmeriCorps where she created, implemented, and managed leadership development programs for high school students. An alumnae of the Croft Institute at Ole Miss, she studied International Studies, Spanish, and Business. Margaret has extensive travel experience all around the world most notably a self-guided 3 week hike through Patagonia. This past year, Margaret has been working on a tree farm in Western North Carolina and at Vail, Colorado, as a ski instructor. She’s loved her time spent taking in all that the beautiful mountains have had to offer. Margaret led our Machu Picchu trip two summers ago and has returned this year to lead again! Her passion for service and the opportunity to empower our students to give them the confidence to succeed is but one reason she is so thrilled to come back this year. We are thrilled to have Margret back for another summer as she takes on the Spain + Morocco trip!
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