Julianna Schlatter, 21, grew up in Columbus, Ohio and just finished her junior year at Miami Ohio University where she is studying to become a Middle School teacher and has been student teaching with Middle Schoolers for the past two years! She was the captain of her high school soccer team and served as a coach for her school’s soccer camps during the summer. After her High School graduation, Julianna organized led a mission trip to Guatemala—a demanding challenge she undertook for her Senior capstone project! Her initiative and passion for working with teenagers, along with her ability to build relationships and create a positive environment, will make her an outstanding Moondance leader. We are so excited for Julianna to join the team for the 2023 summer!
Porter Neubauer, 20, grew up in Belvidere, Tennessee and is a rising senior at Washington & Lee University studying Sociology and Environmental Economics. Porter started his experience working with teenagers as a lifeguard in high school and moved up to be the head lifeguard and pool manager for the Monteagle School. At W&L, he is a pre-orientation trip leader for the W&L Outing Club, a W&L ambassador, and a consultant for W&L consulting. Porter loves being outside, but loves being outside with people even more! He is thoughtful, intentional, and so excited to meet his students! Porter will knock it out of the park this summer!
Jared Schingel, 22, joins the Moondance Family from the capital of the Hoosier state and is a recent graduate of Purdue University. While in West Lafayette, Jared studied Civil Engineering and will be entering the field full-time in August! But, first, he couldn’t pass down the opportunity to spend a summer serving as a mentor to young people on British Columbia! Through his study of engineering and past internship experiences, Jared has developed his problem-solving skills and mastered the ability to work in group settings. Jared is an Eagle Scout and has spent time backpacking with the Boy Scouts of America in New Mexico and Colorado. Jared can’t wait to share his love of adventure with younger students and push them—and himself—out of their comfort zones just like he did as a mentor through his Boy Scout mentorship opportunities. We can’t wait to watch Jared thrive as a Trip Leader 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