James Mullen, 22, comes to us from Spartanburg, South Carolina and is in the class of 2023 at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia. An avid outdoorsman himself, James’ childhood was spent fully immersed in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16, and from then on devoted his free time to fly fishing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, and anything else he could find in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beyond the outdoors, James spends his days crunching numbers as he completes is dual degree in Applied and Mathematical Economics. He brought passion and humor last summer on Canyonlands, and we know he will do it again!
Walker McKnight, 22, joins the Moondance family from Nashville, TN, and currently studies Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences at Washington and Lee University. As a student, Walker plays on the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team and has absolutely fallen in love with the team’s mentality and spirit. Her teammates are no longer just her teammates, but her family as well. Walker can be found always trying to form deeper relationships with anyone she meets in her life—a trait Walker credits to her experiences as a Moondance student! Walker’s love for Moondance began in 2018 on our Chamonix trip and then was deepened the next summer when she summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro with us! Her adventurous spirit has only continued to grow—after leading our Big Wild trip in 2022, Walker spent the fall studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. We are so excited to have Walker join us for another summer, and we can’t wait for her to share her infectious personality with her students in Slovenia 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