Avery Saunders, 25, is finishing her bachelor’s degree in business at the College of Charleston. Aver grew up in Charleston, and is pursuing her dream of starting her own clothing line! Avery has always sought out leadership and spent 8 months studying our greatest leaders before embarking on a 2-month sailing trip as a part of the leadership program. She also completed an Outward Bound in the Boundary Waters and led pre-orientation trips for her college. After attending an all-girls high school, we are thrilled Avery will be a leader for our all-girls Hawaiian Islands trip!
Helen Bishop, 22, was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia alongside her SIX siblings which made for an extremely entertaining and active childhood. In December, she graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Administration. As a Yellow Jacket, Helen was highly involved around campus, serving as a mentor to teenagers and college-aged individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Excel Program. Last summer, she worked as a medical intern with the Himalayan Health Exchange in Northern India! Helen is a two-time Moondance alum—2015 Maui and 2017 Chamonix—and has been waiting for the opportunity to be the kind of role model her leaders were to her. We can’t wait to see Helen’s positive, driven, and personable demeanor in action this summer in her first year as a Trip Leader!
Gretchen Minor, 21, was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is a rising senior at her hometown university where she is majoring in Management and Entrepreneurship. On campus, she works as a Social Media Coordinator and Student Assistant for the Department of Management, which is where she met all-star veteran leader James Kelley and heard about Moondance! Gretchen has been a YoungLife leader in the Tuscaloosa area since January 2021 and absolutely loves the many relationships she has built as a mentor. YoungLife led Gretchen to volunteer as an AM cook at Crooked Creek Ranch in Colorado in summer 2021 and then to work as a horse wrangler and trail riding guide at Pine Cove Silverado in Columbus, Texas last summer. We are thrilled to have Gretchen’s spontaneous personality, confident and driven demeanor, and her passion for serving and working with young people join the Moondance team! Her students are going absolutely love getting to know her on our Hawaiian Islands trip this summer!
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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