Kate Butler, 22, is Sewanee, Tennessee, born, bred and educated. Growing up on the mountain allowed Kate to explore the great outdoors at such a young age and pushed her to participate in her first Moondance trip as a rising freshman in high school. Kate was a participant on our Yosemite trip and Northern lights trip. Her trips were transformative for her, pushing Kate to want to be a Trip Leader too! Since then, Kate has been quite busy. She is a recent graduate with a Geology major and a minor in Environmental Studies and Archaeology under her belt. Kate is most excited this summer for taking on the new adventures of each activity with her students, whether that be rafting, hiking, rock climbing, or anything else outside! She led her Colorado Trail group with outstanding success, and we cannot wait for her to bring the same fun and energy to the summer of 2023!
Elizabeth Orr, 22, is a 4-time Moondance Alumni and has participated in our Pacific Northwest, Iceland, Chamonix, and Northern Lights trips! She led with us in 2021 on our Maui trip, and Dolomites in 2022. Elizabeth is a recent graduate from UNC–Chapel Hill and studied Exercise and Sport Science. Outside the classroom, Elizabeth works as a coach for a middle school girls’ program and has recently started her own small startup cookie business, called Bibs Bites. She had such incredible and life-changing experiences as a Moondance student, and she is excited to have the chance to help her students blossom into their own skin and grow into who they truly aspire to be. Elizabeth has grown to have a deep love for the outdoors through her Moondance experiences, and we can’t wait for her to share that once more with her students this summer!
Daniel Barraza, 22, is originally from Monroe, Louisiana and is a recent graduate from Sewanee: The University of the South with a degree in English and History. Daniel has years of outdoor adventure under his belt, including a Wildnerness Adventures trip to summit the Grand Teton, an Outward Bound, and a semester-long NOLS in Patagonia. Additionally, he worked as a counselor at Camp Longhorn and flexed his leadership skills there! Daniel is ready to bring his passion for the outdoors, students, and learning to Moondance this summer. He is going to knock it out of the park 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