Elle Young, 22, is from Austin, Texas and just finished her senior year at Washington and Lee University where she studied Business Administration and Creative Writing. While in Lexington, Elle was involved in an array of organizations outside of the classroom, including serving as a Student Assistant to the W&L Office of Alumni Engagement, a volunteer tutor with the Youth Literacy Program of Rockbridge County, and she was an active member of the Outing Club! She worked as a camp counselor at Camp Longhorn for three summers and has led W&L’s pre-orientation Appalachian Adventure—a five-day backpacking trip for incoming freshmen—since 2020. Elle has an easy-going, hilarious, and confident personality that will allow her to seamlessly connect with all of her students this summer and we can’t wait to see the incredible impact she will have on all of them as a Trip Leader. Welcome to the Moondance Family, Elle!
Sam Lanier, 21, grew up in Augusta, Georgia and is a junior at the University of Georgia studying Fisheries & Wildlife Management. Sam was a Moondance student on Kilimanjaro in 2019, and remembers everything like it was yesterday! His leaders, his group, and his experiences made him want to become a Moondance leader. While at UGA, Sam was elected the president of the 5 Rivers Club, spent a summer working at 320 Guest Ranch, and explored as much fly fishing as he could around Athens! Sam is energetic, experienced, and ready to make some laughs this summer!
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PO Box 23350
Nashville, TN 37202
209 Tenth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
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 spaces available for both genders for the upcoming season.
We are full for girls, but we have select spots for a boy.
We are full for boys, but we have select spots for a girl.
This trip is currently full and we are accepting students on a waitlist through enrollment request submissions. You may be enrolled in a trip and on another trip’s waitlist. There is no financial obligation to be placed on a waitlist, and you can be on as many waitlists as you would like.Enroll