John Morgan Gates, 22, hails from Memphis, Tennessee, and is recently graduated from the University of Arkansas—Go Hogs! John is an avid sportsman. Growing up, John played 12 years of competitive tennis before he turned to running in college—completing over 12 Triathlons since his freshman year! John believes that his tennis and triathlon career, have instilled a value of dedication in his life. John fully invests himself and truly buys into any activity or experience that comes his way. In college, John has dedicated himself to being a Campus Manager for Lifestylez Productions, in which he oversees 40 interns. With Lifestylez Productions, John gets to plan and execute a ski trip out West for any and all University of Arkansas students who want to participate. After leading our Colorado Trail trip in 2022, we are so excited for John to join us again for another summer with Moondance creating life-changing experiences!
Anna Balzli, 21, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and is a Senior at Mississippi State University majoring in International Business and Spanish. At MSU, she is a member of the American Marketing Association, a member of the Undergraduate Women in Business Club, and organizer for the MSU dance marathon. This past summer, Anna served as a counselor for incoming freshmen at MSU to help them get acclimated and feel welcomed to MSU. Anna has an energizing passion for working with others, meeting new people, and building relationships. The connections she will build this summer with her Moondance students will be memorable and long-lasting. Anna has overflowing energy, positivity and joy that will certainly foster fun, spontaneity and joy this summer. She totes an adventurous spirit which will contagiously encourage her Moondance students to jump out of their comfort zone and into the moment!
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