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Information for Enrolled Students

Packing List

Keep in mind that June and July will mostly be very warm (90’s F) in Croatia; however, it can still be cold in the mountains! Warm layers are important, as evening temperatures can dip down in the low 50s.

Duffel Bag

40-60 liters duffel with shoulder straps; this must be carry-on size

Qty: 1
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 55 L

Outdoor Daypack

30-45 liter daypack, one with a waist strap is highly recommended

Qty: 1

Lightweight Daypack

15-25 liter lightweight, collapsible daypack to carry your rain jacket, water bottle and snacks

Qty: 1
Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Day Pack

For carrying all of your gear
* Please keep all necessary trekking gear in your carry on, including hiking boots, headlamp, warm gloves/hat, hiking socks, rain jacket, water bottles, and layers as airlines have been extremely inconsistent with lost baggage over the past year.

Sleeping bag liner or Hostel sheet (Optional, not necessary)

Silk, cotton, or synthetic

Qty: 1
Sea to Summit Premium Silk Travel Liner

Water Bottles (2)

Minimum 32oz water bottles

Qty: 2
Nalgene 1L Wide Mouth


With fresh batteries + 2 sets of spare batteries

Qty: 1
Black Diamond Spot or Black Diamond Storm


With 100% UV protection

Qty: 1

Sunglasses holders

Qty: 1
Croakies or Chums

Note: Moondance Adventures will provide you with a sleeping bag and ground pad for the backpacking section of your trip.

Hiking Boots

Low or high top, light-weight or Gore-Tex hiking shoes (No tennis shoes!)

Qty: 1

Tennis Shoes

A lightweight, comfortable pair of tennis shoes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty!

Qty: 1

River Shoes

These can be open-toed, but do need to have a back strap - no flip flops! (Be sure to break these in before your trip! If not, they cause blisters!)

Qty: 1
Chaco, Teva, Keen


Non-cotton, mid-weight hiking socks + regular socks

Qty: 6 Pair
Smartwool or Darn Tough

Required Shoes

Long Underwear Top

Medium-weight long sleeve (polypropylene or Capilene, NOT Cotton)

Qty: 1
Patagonia Capilene Daily Long-Sleeve Tee

Sun Hoodie (Optional)

Qty: 1
Patagonia Capilene® Cool Daily Hoody


Minimum of 2 short sleeve Capilene or synthetic fabric t-shirt, others may be cotton

Qty: 3
Patagonia Capilene T-Shirt

Fleece jacket

Fleece pullover or full-zip jacket works great

Qty: 1
Patagonia Synchilla or R2 Jacket

Rain Jacket with hood

Must be waterproof, not water resistant

Qty: 1
Marmot Precip or Patagonia Torrentshell

Sports bra

For girls


Required clothing items

Long Underwear Bottom

Medium-weight (polypropylene or Capilene, NOT Cotton)

Qty: 1
Patagonia Capilene Lightweight/Midweight Bottoms

Hiking Pants

Synthetic, non-cotton pants

Qty: 1

Quick-Dry Shorts

Synthetic, non-cotton shorts

Qty: 2
Patagonia Baggies


Synthetic, non-cotton are best (but a couple cotton pairs are okay)

Qty: 6

Bathing Suits

Boys: your quick-dry shorts can double as your bathing suit

Qty: 2

Required clothing items

Warm Hat

Wool or fleece, non-cotton beanie


Baseball Hat

A baseball hat or wide-brimmed hat for sun protection

Qty: 1

Required additional items

Dopp Kit*

Contains: toothbrush, toothpaste, prescription medication, travel shampoo & soap, deodorant

Qty: 1
Patagonia Black Hole Cube 6L – M

First Aid Kit*

Contains: Waterproof sunscreen, Band-aids, Moleskin, Chapstick w/ SPF, bug spray, Wet Ones wipes, Dramamine (if prone to motion sickness), personal hand sanitizer

Qty: 1

COVID-19 Vaccination Card + Copies

Valid COVID-19 vaccination card + 2 additional photocopies of your vaccination card

Qty: 2

Prescription glasses + Contacts

If your child wears glasses and/or contacts, please bring at least one spare pair of glasses/ lenses. Contact lens wearers should bring a pair of glasses as backup in addition to contacts.

Qty: 2 pair


Travel size

Qty: 1

Bug Spray

Travel size

Required Hygiene Items.
*Please keep in mind that you will be carrying all toiletries with you on the plane, so make sure they are travel-sized (3.4 oz or less)!


Personal wallet with $150 spending money and valid identification

Qty: 1

Bandana / Buff

For additional sun and wind protection. Buffs are tube-like and can be worn up to 12 different ways providing versatile sun protection. Can even be worn as a headband!

Qty: 2

Passport + copies

Passport (valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip) + 2 additional photocopies of your passport

Qty: 1 + 2 Copies

Pack Towel

Absorbent & quick to dry, large or extra-large is ideal

Qty: 1
Sea to Summit Drylite Towel

Mesh Stuff Sack

Mesh nylon stuff sack (sleeping bag size) for dirty clothes, etc.

Qty: 1
Sea to Summit Mesh Sack

Additional Required Items

Casual Clothing

One (1) set to wear while in Dubrovnik

Qty: 1

Small Notebook w/ pen

For journaling

Qty: 1

Digital Camera*

With charger + adapter, and a 32- 64GB memory card

Qty: 1
Cannon Powershot G9 X

Go Pro

With charger and 32-64 GB memory card

Qty: 1

ENO Hammock

Lightweight, packable camping hammock; HIGHLY recommend

Qty: 1

Hydration System

(i.e. Camel Bak)

Qty: 1

A Good Book

Paperback books are less bulky


Packable Camp Chair

(i.e. Crazy Creek)

Qty: 1

Travel/Camping Pillow

A luxury to have while camping or on travel days

Qty: 1

Personal Protective Equipment: Mask

Two (2) reusable, breathable masks that completely cover nose and mouth and fit snuggly; Moondance will not provide masks. To be used where it is required by trip location or outfitter.

Qty: 2

Not required but highly recommended.
*Since we don’t allow cell phones during the course of our trips, you may not use your phone as a camera. Leaders will take photos that will be shared at the end of the summer.

Packing Tips

In the event that your luggage is delayed or lost in transit, we want you to be prepared. Therefore, wear tennis or hiking shoes on the plane. Plus, pack the following items from this packing list in your daypack / school backpack carry-on:

  • A change of clothes (underwear + t-shirt + shorts or pants)
  • Your rain jacket
  • Prescription medications & toothbrush
  • Passport, ID, money
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Card
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Mask (2)
  • Completed International Travel Authorization form

These items are already included in the packing list – they are not additional items!



During your trip you will stay in a variety of accommodations: hotels/hostels, mountain huts during the trek, tents, and campsites with semi-permanent tents (single gender rooms). Moondance and local outfitters will provide sleeping bags for the backpacking section of your trip.


Eating utensils (plates and cutlery) will be provided throughout the trip.

If you have any special dietary restrictions/ considerations, please contact the Moondance office for further information.


Routine Vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:
Chickenpox (Varicella)
Flu (influenza)
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

Hepatitis A

Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to Fiji.

Infants 6 to 11 months old should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. The dose does not count toward the routine 2-dose series.

Travelers allergic to a vaccine component or who are younger than 6 months should receive a single dose of immune globulin, which provides effective protection for up to 2 months depending on dosage given.

Unvaccinated travelers who are over 40 years old, immunocompromised, or have chronic medical conditions planning to depart to a risk area in less than 2 weeks should get the initial dose of vaccine and at the same appointment receive immune globulin.

Hepatitis B

Recommended for unvaccinated travelers younger than 60 years old traveling to Fiji. Unvaccinated travelers 60 years and older may get vaccinated before traveling to Fiji.


Iceland is free of dog rabies. However, rabies may still be present in wildlife species, particularly bats. CDC recommends rabies vaccination before travel only for people working directly with wildlife.

Tick-borne Encephalitis

TBE vaccine is recommended for persons who will have extensive exposure to ticks based on their planned outdoor activities and itinerary.
TBE vaccine may be considered for persons who might engage in outdoor activities in areas ticks are likely to be found.

Click here to view a map of where Moondance groups will be traveling throughout Croatia. Provide this information to your physician of choice (primary care physician, travel clinic, etc.) in order to get the most accurate suggestions for immunizations and vaccinations.

Click here to see what the CDC recommends for travelers in Croatia.


Croatia 1, June 7-June 20, 2023

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023
  • Arrive before 2:45 PM
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • Depart after 8:00 PM

Inbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Wednesday, June 7, 2023KLM 6072/ Delta 72ATL (Atlanta)5:45 PM(AMS) Amsterdam8:25 am (6/08)
Thursday, June 8, 2023Croatia (OU) 451(AMS) Amsterdam11:20 AM(ZAG) Zagreb1:10 pm (6/08)

Outbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Tuesday, June 20, 2023Croatia (OU) 470ZAG (Zagreb)12:00 AMCDG (Paris)11:05 am (6/20)
Tuesday, June 20, 2023Delta Air Lines 085CDG (Paris)3:30 AMATL (Atlanta)6:45 pm (6/20)

Croatia 2, June 23-July 6, 2023

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Arrive before 2:35 PM
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
  • Thursday, July 6, 2023
  • Depart after 8:05 PM

Inbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Friday, June 23, 2023KLM 6072/ Delta 72ATL (Atlanta)5:45 PM(AMS) Amsterdam8:25 am (6/24)
Saturday, June 24, 2023Croatia (OU) 451(AMS) Amsterdam11:20 AMZAG (Zagreb)12:00 am (6/24)

Outbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Thursday, July 6, 2023Croatia (OU) 470ZAG (Zagreb)12:00 AMCDG (Paris)11:05 am (7/06)
Thursday, July 6, 2023Delta Airlines 085CDG (Paris)3:30 PMATL (Atlanta)6:45 pm (7/06)

Important Travel Notes:

We highly recommend that all students fly on the same flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Amsterdam (AMS) to Zagreb (ZAG)

We also highly recommend making your flight reservation through our partnered travel agency, Exito. They are familiar with all Moondance flights. Please follow this link to start the booking process.

Remember when booking your child’s flight to allow at least a 3-hour layover in any connecting airport to avoid missed connections or baggage delays

Moondance highly recommends that your child fly on the recommended flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam to Zagreb and return on the group flight through Paris on the return. If your child chooses to fly with the group from Atlanta, it is imperative that every student arrives in Atlanta in a timely fashion. If one individual does not arrive in Atlanta on time to make the group flight, it can delay the entire trip.