Ella Bennett, 22, is no stranger to Moondance, having completed five trips as a student! We are so excited to have Ella in a leadership role this summer after going on California, Pacific Northwest, Big Wild, Machu Picchu, and the Mystery trip to Slovenia as a kid. Moondance is what sparked Ella’s love for backpacking and the outdoors! Ella grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a two-time captain of the lacrosse team at Woodward Academy. She recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Real Estate! While in Athens Ella was involved with the UGA Real Estate Society, Club Water Ski Team, and the Phi Mu sorority. Ella’s passion for challenging herself and working with others in team environments, while having an upbeat energy, is a skill that will allow Ella to give her the best experience possible. We are so excited for Ella to bring her passion for Moondance to her students for her first summer!
Ben Belden, 22, was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and has impressed us with not only his accomplishments but his enthusiasm for adventure and the outdoors. Ben had the opportunity to live in Jackson Hole, the summer after his sophomore year at the University of Alabama, and since then he was hooked. Ben had the opportunity to pursue his outdoor fly-fishing passion while working at the Mangy Moose Saloon. We are so excited for Ben to channel his passion for the outdoors into his students, in order to be able to create an environment focused on adventure, trying new things, and having a great time. We are so excited for Ben to join the Moondance family for a second summer after leading Big Wild in 2022!
9am-5pm M-F CST
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