Ruth Dibble, 21, is a Columbia, South Carolina native. She is currently a student at Washington and Lee University, where she participates in various community organizations: the Outing Club, the Active Minds program, RUF, and the Williams Investment Society’s woman’s shadow program. Ruth attended the Outdoor Academy in 2015, where she was able to hone her skills in backpacking, climbing, leadership, and environmental care. Ruth attended three Moondance trips: Colorado River, Ecuador and the Galapagos, and Northern Lights. Though she is a Moondance alum, this is Ruth’s first summer leading with Moondance. We are so excited to have her back on board! Ruth has significant experience working in the outdoors, and Moondance is eager for her to bring these skills to her trip this summer! Ruth, welcome aboard!
Griffin Mills, 22, is joining the Moondance Community for the first time this summer, but he's no newbie to the world of leadership and adventure. He grew up in Long Island and is a recent graduate of Furman, where he studied Sustainability. Griffin has always been someone who is very active in his community. In high school he was the president of various clubs and organizations, and founded a charitable 5K in his hometown. In college he has continued his love for service and action in his community as the president of the student body at Furman. Griffin’s dedication and commitment to service certainly does not stop there, during a summer in college he decided he wanted to start a summer camp program for students living in under-resourced communities. He was able to put on a 7- week program where he hired and led a team of 5 interns and served 20 youth in activities focused on environmental wellbeing, nutrition, and team building. Griffin is also very passionate about spending time outdoors hiking and exploring his local mountains of Pisgah and the Smokies. We are stoked to have this all-star with us this summer.
Sam Hanser, 20, is coming back for his 5th summer! We are so excited to have this guy join our leadership team this year. Sam is from St. Louis Missouri and is currently studying Chemistry at the University of Virginia, and is on track to finish Pre- Med. Sam is an incredibly outgoing and social guy. He loves to volunteer in his community, and spent last summer volunteering for an organization that helped high school students transition to online learning during the pandemic, where lead a group to find ways to continue to connect with their local communities during the lockdowns. Sam really excels in his ability to overcome adversity and to bring spontaneous fun to a group. He can’t wait to pass on his passion for enjoying and experiencing the beauties of nature.
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.
From the golden coast, to the purple mountains majesty, expand your homeland on one of our Classic Trips. These expeditions are designed to show you vast beauty and adventure. Multi-sport trips take you climbing, rafting, backpacking, paddling and discovering the most stunning wildernesses in the land of the free.
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.
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.
There are no spaces available for the upcoming season. We will open enrollment in late summer or early fall for the summer of 2022.
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