Connor Neely, 22, is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studies Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering. Connor grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended two Moondance trips. He loved his experiences on both Big Wild and Spain + Morocco and he knew he needed to apply to be a Moondance leader and create those experiences for his students! Connor grew up coaching swimming and tutoring both middle and high schoolers and is excited to translate those abilities and lessons into his position as a Moondance leader. Connor also has a bug for outdoor exploration, which he attests began on his first Moondance trip. Connor solo backpacked through Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Wales during the summers of 2021 and 2022, during which he was able to connect with local communities and have valuable experiences. Connor is an outstanding Moondance alum, and we are so excited to see him lead this summer in Iceland!
Meg Mercante, 21, grew up in Covington, Louisiana and recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a major in Medicine, Heath and Society! While at Vanderbilt, Meg mentored for the Vanderbilt Pre-Medical society, was a cheerleading coach for the Vanderbilt Special Olympics, and was a cheerleader for Vanderbilt University! Meg joined our HQ team after graduating early in December, and we have loved having her positive spirit in the office on the Admissions team. We know she will be a fantastic leader on Iceland 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