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WHEN DECIDING ON A SUMMER PROGRAM, THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPANIES FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE... WHAT MAKES MOONDANCE UNIQUE? Much more than teaching young people how to climb, paddle or travel comfortably in the outdoors or a foreign country, Moondance wants to instill greater values in our students. Trust, communication, responsibility, perseverance, respect – these are just some of the values we want everyone to gain.

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  • 2 HAVE YOU EVER...

    HAVE YOU ever...

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    FRONT COVER:

    Railay Beach, ThailandPhoto by Scott Joseph

    THIS PAGE:

    Talkeetna Range, Alaska. Photo by Sheldon Mills

  • 4 WELCOME

    Experiences. When we look back on a life well lived, what do we really remember? It is those special times that we have shared along the way that help develop our character.

    It may seem bold to say that our purpose is to create a trip of a lifetime, but that is exactly what we strive to do on each and every trip. We encourage young people to believe that they have unlimited potential and that anything is possible. Time and time again we hear our adventures are life changing, the best trip ever, and the best three weeks of my life. These endorsements reinforce our vision that we have created something truly special.

    If you are looking for a unique, out of the box experience with other like-minded teens, we invite you to join us this summer for an experience you will not soon forget.

    Join us on the trip of a lifetime.

    Hayes Hitchens President / Founder

    WELCOME to our

    ADVENTURES

    Talkeetna Range, Alaska. Photo by Chap Chapman

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    Letter from Hayes .................................4Background and Philosophy................6What to Expect ...................................7The Moondance Difference ................8Leadership and Staff ......................... 10What Others Are Saying ...................12Live in the Moment .............................14Moonup .............................................15Safety .................................................162014 Adventure Tripfinder ................17

    TRIP DESCRIPTIONS .................... 18

    LEADERSHIP TRIPS

    Northern Lights ................................. 20Yosemite ............................................ 22Rainier ............................................... 24The Grand ......................................... 26Chamonix Alps.................................. 28

    CLASSIC TRIPS

    Big Wild ............................................ 30Pacific Northwest .............................. 32Cataract Canyon .............................. 34Wyoming Fly Fishing ........................ 36

    DISCOVERY TRIPS

    Mountains To Sea ............................. 38Colorado Trail ................................... 40California Discovery ......................... 42

    SERVICE TRIPS

    Hawaiian Islands .............................. 44 Costa Rica Venture ........................... 46Machu Picchu ................................... 48Ecuador + Galapagos ..................... 50Kilimanjaro ........................................ 52Thailand ............................................ 54Vietnam + Cambodia ....................... 56Belize + Costa Rica .......................... 58Maui .................................................. 60South Africa ...................................... 62

    References ......................................... 64The Fine Print ..................................... 69A Day in the Life ............................... 70

    DISCOVER the MOONDANCE EXPERIENCE

    MOONDANCE ADVENTURES 2014 PHOTO CREDITS

    Jason Hogan, Scott Joseph, Mims Montgomery, Clark Harris, Chap Chapman, Adele Walter,

    Corey Robertson, Kelly McFarling, Alan Rothschild, Kit Burgin, Bettie McKemie, Tate McNeilly,

    Anne Lyle Shugart, Maggie Herrick, Olivia Coble, Kylie Hitchens, Jonas Hill, Rob McAllister,

    Galen Rowell, Kel Rossiter, Hayes Hitchens

    Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Photo by Maggie Herrick

  • 6 BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY

    BACKGROUND and PHILOSOPHY

    Every Moondance trip offers its students unparalleled opportunities for personal growth. They find their curiosity and sense of connection to the larger world, stimulated by a rich set of experiences and encounters. Moondance students discover remarkable reserves of adaptability, resourcefulness, and spirit while undertaking adventurous and often challenging outdoor activities. Moondance leaders work diligently to establish a nurturing, non-competitive environment in which every young person is pushed beyond his or her comfort zone to a place where preconceived limits are challenged and significant personal growth can occur.

    Most importantly, Moondance cultivates individual achievement within a strong context of teamwork and community. On every Moondance trip, students assume responsibility for the other members of their group as well as for themselves, learning the importance of positive expedition behavior as the foundation for success in challenging circumstances. With this experience, students learn the value of both giving to and relying on one another to create a vibrant, healthy group dynamic.

    MOONDANCE IS AN ADVENTURE TRAVEL PROGRAM FOR TEENS

    TO SOME OF THE WORLDS MOST FASCINATING PLACES.

    Desolation Peak, North Cascades, Washington. Photo by Olivia Coble

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    WHAT YOU DOOn the first day of your trip, your leaders meet you at the airport or designated rendezvous site. You meet all the new faces, knowing that you will soon become fast friends. It is very normal to be a bit nervous as you get ready to venture out into new experiences, but you learn quickly that the more you are engaged in all aspects of your trip, the greater the rewards.

    From the first moment of your trip, you learn by doing. Most importantly, you learn to share in others challenges, fears, temporary setbacks and ultimately their triumphs. Bring only motivation, a burning desire to learn and a willingness to share, and you will take home a sense of accomplishment that will sustain you for years to come.

    A DAY IN THE LIFEEach day involves one or more activities such as backpacking, sea kayaking, teaching English to a group of young children or contributing to a local community. You learn new backcountry and travel skills daily or sharpen those you already possess. Though our programs can be both physically and mentally challenging, you will find time to relax soaking up a little sunshine, photographing the abundant wildlife, or swapping stories with new friends.

    STUDENT LEADERSHIPThough leaders serve as mentors and teachers, you are required to openly and honestly solve problems and deal with challenging issues that arise. In these situations, our leaders offer encouragement and feedback while empowering you to make choices and to be held accountable for them. There are inherent risks in backcountry and adventure travel, and leaders monitor groups very closely and turn over leadership opportunities as your judgment and skills sharpen.

    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYMany people will join a Moondance trip without prior experience. You dont have to be a great athlete to fully enjoy a Moondance adventure. Anyone in good physical condition with a positive attitude, an adventurous spirit, and willingness to be part of a small group will find great success on Moondance. In return, be prepared to learn a ton about the outdoors and how to travel comfortably and safely all over the world. In doing so, you will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime.

    FAMILY ATMOSHPHERE AND FRIENDSHIPMaking new friends and having fun are just two of the unique bonuses of any Moondance trip. With a small group of positive, wholesome and motivated teens living in a close environment, these bonds form quickly and keep friendships lasting a lifetime. Students tell us every year that having this sense of family is one of the best parts of their Moondance trip.

    what TO EXPECT For some students, their trip will be the first time they have spent an extended period of time away from the comforts of home. For many, it will be the first time they have worked together in a group, with people from all over the country, 24 hours a day for weeks at a time. Therefore, teamwork, good communication and a positive attitude become very important. Good Expedition Behavior is acting with the best interest of the group in mind, looking out for other group members and being a good team member yourself. It may mean helping someone set up their tent, filling their water bottle, or simply encouraging them on a tough climb. It doesnt take much to have good EB, but it certainly makes a difference to everyone on the trip.

    EXPEDITION BEHAVIOR

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    the MOONDANCE DIFFERENCE

    WHEN DECIDING ON A SUMMER PROGRAM, THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPANIES FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE...

    WHAT MAKES MOONDANCE UNIQUE?

    Much more than teaching young people how to climb, paddle or travel comfortably in the outdoors or a foreign country, Moondance wants to instill greater values

    in our students. Trust, communication, responsibility, perseverance, respect these are just some of the values we want everyone to gain.

    Summit of the Grand Teton, Wyoming. Photo by Mims Montgomery

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    LEADERS More than teachers or counselors, our leaders are role models and friends to our students. Great care is taken in the selection and training of our staff. Our leaders are able to make the adventure experience relevant to everyday life by providing opportunities for our students to take a leadership role in team building, group decision-making and commitment to the group effort.

    ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES Whether it is backpacking, rock climbing or whitewater rafting, we design a safe, learn-by-doing approach to all of our activities. We maintain the highest safety standards throughout every activity. With technical activities such as climbing or mountaineering, we use subcontracted outfitters with professional guides to give us the best possible instruction and safety.

    DIVERSE PROGRAMS Over the 18 years that Moondance has been around weve traversed some pretty amazing terrain. We offer domestic and international trips in the worlds most desirable locales. We provide a chance to learn technical and wilderness skills, to perform community service, and to immerse oneself in the culture of some of the most incredible places on the globe.

    WHO ARE MOONDANCERS? Our students are motivated, intelligent, and share a common thirst for adventure. They are energetic, open-minded and positive. In 2013, Moondancers came from 32 different states and 5 foreign countries. Each new applicant must come recommended by way of two teachers who can speak in favor of the student as to ensure positive, encouraging group dynamics.

    SMALL GROUPS Our groups are designed to be no larger than 13 students with at least 2 adult leaders. This small group dynamic allows for the best opportunity to get the most out of your experience.

    I can honestly say that Moondance has played a valuable and important role in shaping the grown man that my son is becoming. It is wonderful

    to see Bane continue to blossom and I attribute much to the Moondance

    team and programthank you!

    SUE KEENAN, MOTHER OF BANE SULLIVAN, 17,

    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC

  • ABOUT THE FOUNDER

    Hayes founded Moondance in 1995 as a way to share outdoor adventures with young people. He has been working and designing programs for teenagers since 1975. The beginning of his nearly 40 years in organized camping were spent at Camp Deerhorn in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, a camp founded by his grandfather in 1930. A graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and the University of Alabama, Hayes served The Lovett School in Atlanta for twelve years as the Dean of Students and the Director of Summer Programs. He has participated in outdoor education programs with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the North Carolina Outward Bound School and the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). Hayes spends each summer visiting many students on their trips.

    Hayes wife, Michael, is a native of Nashville, TN and graduate of Harpeth Hall and The University of the South Sewanee. Michael spends her quality time raising their daughter, Hunter. Hunter is eagerly awaiting her first Moondance trip in 2018. They live in Asheville, NC where they coordinate all Moondance adventures.

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    leadership AND STAFF

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    MOONDANCE LEADERSOur skilled, dedicated and caring staff is the most important element for the success of Moondance Adventures. Our leaders are vital to the integrity and safety of our programs. Their responsibilities are quite diverse; they are instructors, leaders, facilitators, friends, fellow participants and role models.

    Moondance leaders form the nucleus of what makes this experience such a positive part of the program. Great care is taken when selecting our staff. At the heart of every Moondance expedition is a group of highly qualified, dedicated, enthusiastic adult instructors who have been carefully selected from a large group of applicants. Many of our leaders return year after year with many being past participants. They are well-traveled, bright, energetic, conscientious adults with a healthy sense of humor, who love sharing their enthusiasm for the outdoors. Moondance leaders are united in their passion to create the best experience possible and are most certainly the key to our success. All leaders are a minimum of 21 years old, with the average age being 25. They are well educated and have completed, or are on their way to completing, their undergraduate degree with many pursuing advanced degrees. They enjoy working with teenagers and have extensive training in wilderness programs and experiential education. Many are graduates of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) or Outward Bound. Many have full-time careers in secondary education or as full time outdoor educators. Each leader has a minimum of 80 hours of medical training as a Wilderness First Responder. Their primary job is to keep students safe and comfortable. To ensure that Moondance maintains its safety first philosophy, the student-to-staff ratio never exceeds 6:1. During our comprehensive 11-day staff training, each leader renews his/her commitment to Moondances philosophy and rededicates themself to serving Moondance students. Every Moondance leader is committed to the idea that to lead, we must serve.

  • He exited the plane with a greater sense of confidence and accomplishment. He seemed to have matured into a young man

    overnight.

    ERIC PRICE

    FATHER OF BISHOP, 14

    NAPLES, FL

    This trip was more than I could have ever hoped. I learned more about myself, my capabilities and the outdoors than I ever thought

    was possible.

    OLIVIA WHITTAKER, 16

    SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

    Its almost as if Moondance hand picks the best kids from across

    the country to share experiences and live in the moment together.

    KELLY MCGEE, 18

    PASADENA, CA

    Thanks so much for giving our daughter such a special

    experience and opportunity to grow in so many different ways.

    SUSAN DOOLEY,

    MOTHER OF LAURA, 14

    CHARLOTTE, NC

    Going on this trip undoubtedly allowed me to achieve a

    perspective and sense of global citizenship that cant be acquired

    any other way.

    CHRIS QUAZZO, 16

    CHICAGO, IL

    I enjoyed every part of the trip. I had no idea I could have this

    much funever!

    MOLLY EDDINGS, 13

    ASHEVILLE, NC

    There is no better sense of accomplishment than knowing you just completed something that certain people have never

    dreamed of completing in their lifetime.

    ALLY DIORIO, 15

    ATLANTA, GA

  • My favorite moments on the trip were the ones where the group

    bonded as a whole. The activities were incredible, but the

    friendships are indescribable.

    MADELINE HOODIS, 16

    DALLAS, TX

    The greatest lesson I learned was that the only things you regret are the things you didnt do.

    CLAIRE KING, 14

    PENNINGTON, NJ

    I learned more about myself because, by being in a group

    with totally new people, I realized what my character

    was like.

    ANNABEL WARREN, 14

    ST. LOUIS, MO

    Moondance is an opportunity to see what youve never seen, do what youve never done and make great friends and experiences along the way.

    TRISTAN BURKE, 16

    LONDON, ENGLAND

    I think the best lesson I learned was to work hard, accept the challenge and have a positive

    attitude about everything.

    ALLY BURCH, 17

    NASHVILLE, TN

    Thank you for your staffs excellent care and

    guidance of our son. Count us as extremely happy customers.

    JACK AND ELEANOR BARNES PARENTS OF MARSHALL, 15

    WEST HARTFORD, CT

    I learned so much about leadership. I learned how

    important it is to step up and get things done.

    ANN BROOKS JOHNSON, 18

    BIRMINGHAM, AL

    Moondance is an unforgettable experience that will undoubtedly play a major role in developing

    your life.

    PETER WALLACE, 16

    KENILWORTH, IL

  • 14 LIVE IN THE MOMENT

    LIVE in the MOMENT

    Life moves much too quickly as we can all attest. Unplugged and eyes wide to the wonders of the world, we encourage

    everyone to LIVE IN THE MOMENT and share an experience in ways few do in a lifetime. Its our goal to impart a

    SEIZE THE DAY attitude and share all life has to offer.

    Remember to always live in the moment. Dont worry about the future,

    and just focus on what you are doing.

    ANDREY NASH, 13, KENILWORTH, IL

    Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, Washington. Photo by Kylie Hitchens

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    A highlight for many occurs during our evening debriefs which we call Moonup. Sharing challenges and triumphs with new friends creates

    a special bond. Conducted by peer-appointed Leaders of the Day, Moonup allows the group to participate in discussions about anything

    and everything. From thought-provoking topics, to belly-aching laughter, you know you are part of a special group during Moonup.

    MOONUP

    Not only did I do so many activities that I have always wanted to do, but they were made even more special by my new friends

    and reflecting during Moonup.

    MARY CAMILLE SAVOIE, 16, BATON ROUGE, LA

    Talkeetna Range, Alaska. Photo by Chap Chapman

  • 16 SAFETY

    SAFETYSAFETY IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FOREMOST CONCERN FOR ANY FAMILY

    LOOKING INTO AN ADVENTURE PROGRAM AND IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE

    ON ANY MOONDANCE TRIP.

    We create an atmosphere where we allow our students to stretch their limits while ensuring their well being. Safety is continually taught and practiced throughout every course, and students play integral roles in our commitment to the safety of the entire group.

    We take enormous pride in our excellent safety record and work hard to provide a quality experience for our students. Our reputation is a direct reflection of our well-designed courses, detailed protocol for conducting safe activities and our low student-to-staff ratio. We constantly monitor and evaluate risks for each trip and make managing these risks a year round responsibility. We use only the finest outfitters and guide services for technical activities such as rock climbing, mountaineering, and whitewater rafting.

    Our leaders are integral to the safety of each trip. Prior to the start of our programs, our trip leaders participate in an intensive 11-day training where safety policies and procedures are discussed. All our leaders are certified as Wilderness First Responders, an 80-hour course in wilderness medical training. Every leader-team carries an extensive first aid kit at all times and are familiar with the emergency support systems in the areas we travel.

    We must learn to manage risks daily while living in the wilderness. Safety is not something that Moondance, or any program, can guarantee. Participating in outdoor adventure activities involves inherent risks and dangers that can lead to injury, property damage or even loss of life. Almost any activity can be potentially dangerous. These risks cannot be predicted and can include forces of nature and the possibility of accidents. We discuss how to respect and evaluate risks throughout each trip. We want to teach each participant that responsible behavior, good judgment, and a concern for group safety are the most valuable assets in the outdoors.

  • TRIP

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    DERMOONDANCE ADVENTURES 2014 TRIP DATES DAYS GRADE COST BEGINS/ ENDS PAGENORTHERN LIGHTSYOSEMITE

    RAINIER

    THE GRAND

    CHAMONIX ALPS

    BIG WILD

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    CATARACT CANYON

    WYOMING FLY FISHING

    MOUNTAINS TO SEA

    COLORADO TRAIL

    CALIFORNIA DISCOVERY

    HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

    COSTA RICA VENTURE

    MACHU PICCHU

    ECUADOR + GALAPAGOS

    KILIMANJARO

    THAILAND

    VIETNAM + CAMBODIA

    BELIZE + COSTA RICA

    MAUI

    SOUTH AFRICA

    June 16 July 6 21 9th 11th $4,595 San Francisco, California 22 July 10 July 30 ages 15 17

    June 28 July 7 10 10th 12th $3,295 Seattle, Washington 24 ages 16 18

    July 12 July 21 10 9th 11th $3,295 Jackson Hole, Wyoming 26 ages 15 17

    June 16 July 6 21 9th 12th $4,795 Anchorage, Alaska 20 July 9 July 29 ages 15 18

    June 14 July 6 23 10th 12th $5,795 Geneva, Switzerland 28 July 8 July 30 ages 16 18 Paris, France

    June 15 June 28 14 8th 9th $3,295 Jackson Hole, Wyoming 30 July 2 July 15 ages 14 15

    June 17 July 7 21 8th 10th $4,295 Seattle, Washington 32 July 11 July 31 ages 14 16

    July 18 July 31 14 8th 10th $3,495 Jackson Hole, Wyoming 36 ages 14 16

    June 15 June 28, July 2 July 15 14 6th 7th $3,095 Denver, Colorado 40 July 19 August 1 ages 12 13

    June 15 June 28, July 2 July 15 14 6th 7th $2,895 Charlotte, North Carolina 38 July 19 August 1 ages 12 13

    June 15 June 28, July 2 July 15 14 6th 7th $3,095 San Francisco, California 42 July 19 August 1 ages 12 13

    June 16 July 6 21 10th 12th $4,895 Kona, Hawaii 44 July 8 July 28 ages 16 18 Lihue, Hawaii

    June 15 June 28, July 2 July 15 14 8th 9th $3,695 Kahului, Hawaii 60 July 19 August 1 ages 14 15

    June 16 July 6 21 9th 11th $4,895 San Jose, Costa Rica 46 July 10 July 30 ages 15 - 17

    June 15 July 6 22 10th 12th $5,595 Cusco, Peru 48 July 9 July 30 ages 16 - 18

    June 15 June 28 14 9th 11th $3,895 Quito, Ecuador 50 June 30 July 12 ages 15 17

    June 15 June 28, July 2 July 15 14 8th 9th $4,095 San Jose, Costa Rica 58 July 19 August 1 ages 14 15 Belize City, Belize

    June 14 July 6 23 10th 12th $6,695 Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 52 July 7 July 29 ages 16 18

    June 15 June 30 16 9th 10th $4,495 Johannesburg, South Africa 62 July 1 July 16 ages 15 16

    June 14 July 7 24 10th 12th $5,095 Bangkok, Thailand 54 July 9 August 1 ages 16 18

    June 15 June 28, July 2 July 15 14 8th 9th $3,295 Salt Lake City, Utah 34 July 19 August 1 ages 14 15

    July 1 July 24 24 11th 12th $5,095 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 56 ages 17 18

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    MOONDANCE TRIPS

    Talkeetna Range, Alaska. Photo by Wilson Koontz

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    LEADERSHIP ADVENTURESFurther develop the ability to lead a group of your peers on these action-packed adventures that sample the most challenging and beautiful terrain Moondance offers. Whether you are ascending snow-capped peaks, creating a backcountry feast, or hiking over world-famous terrain, you will learn how to live comfortably in the wilderness, and have the time of your life doing it!

    CLASSIC ADVENTURESMeandering and rushing rivers, jagged and rolling horizons, star-filled skies and constant sunlight, the United States is a land overflowing with adventure. Moondance gives the opportunity to learn to live comfortably, responsibly and simply in the wilderness spectrum of our home land. On any day, you may find yourself climbing, rafting, backpacking, sea kayaking, hiking and enjoying the thrill of exploring the magnificent areas your adventures take you.

    DISCOVERY ADVENTURESDesigned for our youngest students, these adventures are the perfect way to introduce budding outdoor enthusiasts into the world of multisport adventure. Get your adrenaline fix on a rushing Colorado river, across a zip line through lush Carolina forests or by riding the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. These adventures are meant to challenge students via introductory level activities, helping build confidence and character along the way.

    SERVICE ADVENTURESCommunity Service trips give back to the magnificent areas in which we travel. These destinations thrive with color and cloud-forests, deserts and drumbeats, wildlife and wonder. Whether teaching English or repairing a community center, you will lend your skills, gain new ones, and meet interesting people and witness colorful wildlife. Gain service hours for school or college resumes while participating in activities that promote community and environmental betterment.

    four WAYS TO EXPLORE

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    NORTHERN LIGHTS

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    Featuring millions of square miles of terrain still untouched by humanity, Alaska is one of the largest and last true wilderness areas left in the world. The Northern Lights trip explores the most spectacular aspects of this vast, wild land sea kayaking the stunning shorelines of Prince William Sound, ice climbing the vertical edges in Matanuska, backpacking deep into the remote and verdant Talkeetna Mountains, and whitewater rafting down the glacial-fed Chickaloon River. Test your limits and discover the rewards of experiencing The Last Frontier in ways few others can claim.

    Notes from the Field From picking and tooling up 100 foot sheer walls of ice and rappelling our way back down, to staring down seemingly endless crevasses of shining blue ice, the day was full of wonder. We stopped and had lunch near the summit of the Matanuska Glacier, sitting atop nearly 900 vertical feet of ice, before making our way down. While we were sad to see that this was the end of our adventures on the ice, our spirits were lifted when the guides lauded our enthusiasm and technical skills after such a new challenge.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Backpack through the rugged Talkeetna Mountain Range

    C Whitewater Raft the Chickaloon River

    C Try your hand at ice climbing on the Matanuska Glacier

    C Sea Kayak on Prince William Sound

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: June 16 July 6

    July 9 July 29

    length: 21 days

    cost: $4,795 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 9th 12th grade, ages 15 18

    meet & depart: Anchorage, Alaska

    activity level: Challenging

    trip type: Leadership

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    YOSEMITE

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    Hike deep into Yosemite National Park as you develop leadership skills and friendships with your coursemates on our Yosemite adventure. Discover the park from every angle as you backpack into its beautiful green meadows and find the same foot holds as some of the worlds most famous climbers as you scale the vertical, granite faces. Run big water on the American River before you challenge yourself on one of Americas premier alpine peaks, Mt. Shasta. End your journey catching waves on the Pacific coastline as you surf one of the worlds most famous destinations.

    Notes from the Field After our second packs off break, an orb of light broke through the clouds for one of the most gorgeous sunrises I have ever seen. Trudging through the golden yellow light, we worked to find a rhythm of feet and trekking poles. Shocked to think about how much we had already accomplished before the sun even rose, we kept our eyes focused on the peak breaking the clouds, thousands of feet above us.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Backpack the diverse landscape of Yosemite National Park

    C Climb Yosemites famous granite walls

    C Whitewater raft the American River

    C Learn mountaineering technique with Shasta Mountain Guides

    C Make a summit bid of 14,179 foot Mt. Shasta

    C Surf the Pacific coastline at Half Moon Bay

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: June 16 July 6

    July 10 July 30

    length: 21 days

    cost: $4,595 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 9th 11th grade, ages 15 17

    meet & depart: San Francisco, California

    activity level: Challenging

    trip type: Leadership

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    Leaders are made on our Rainier course as you develop and practice leadership skills such as judgment and decision making, self awareness and competence. Begin your adventure amidst idyllic scenery in Olympic National Park where youll develop expertise in wilderness travel and expedition behavior in less than two weeks. Your experience will culminate in a 3-day summit attempt of the majestic 14,410-foot Mount Rainier and will change the way you think about adventure.

    Notes from the Field We finally rounded a bend near the top of the mountain, climbed right over the edge of the crater and down into the summit. Words cannot describe such a phenomenal feeling! Cathryn and I got to watch everyones faces and reactions as they reached the crest and spilled over into the crater summit. Everyone made it to the top, which speaks volumes about this groups chemistry and strength of character.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Backpack through the Elwha section of Olympic National Park

    C Learn proper mountaineering technique with legendary

    Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.

    C Snow school on Mount Rainier

    C Make a summit bid of 14,410 foot Mount Rainier

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: June 28 July 7

    length: 10 days

    cost: $3,295 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 10th 12th grade, ages 16 18

    meet & depart: Seattle, Washington

    activity level: Challenging

    trip type: Leadership

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    THE GRAND

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    Take leadership to the next level and experience living in the moment on The Grand. Spend the beginning of your adventure hiking deep into the rugged backcountry of Wyoming, through snow-brushed valleys or fishing for fat-bellied trout if you please. Rope in with Exum Mountain Guides for climbing school, then give it everything youve got on an attempt of the 13,770-foot-high Grand Teton. The view from the top and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with gaining it will make your head spin.

    Notes from the Field The third day of climbing was definitely the best as we were able to really test our preparation for the Grand with a small summit of Cube Point. On our approach, we encountered a huge bull moose on the trail about 30 yards from us. It was awesome! After pictures were taken, we continued our hike up the trail, scrambled up the ridge and then roped up for a six-pitch climb and traverse. Everyone did brilliantly, especially Chad on the chimney step-across on the first pitch! Upon reaching the top, we were treated to impeccable views of Jenny Lake below.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Backpack through the Wind River Range of Wyoming

    C Rock Climb in Teton National Park

    C Mountaineering school with world-renowned Exum Mountain Guides

    C Make a summit bid of 13,770 foot Grand Teton

    C Explore the town of Jackson Hole

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: July 12 July 21

    length: 10 days

    cost: $3,295 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 9th 11th grade, ages 15 17

    meet & depart: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    activity level: Challenging

    trip type: Leadership

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    After hiking famous circuits in the Alps and Pyrenees, and touring the Catalan coast by sea kayak, youll wonder why the Western world ever felt the desire to search for adventure anywhere else. On our Chamonix Alps adventure, you will visit picturesque mountain and seaside towns, as well as famous metropolises such as Chamonix and Paris. The places youll visit both natural and man-made will keep your jaw agape with wonder, and give you a taste of the European joie-de-vivre.

    Notes from the Field The next day was yet another fine example of Swiss Bliss. Following our ascent into Champex, we blasted off toward the cloudline. We looped up into the misty alpine air, skipping over swollen creeks and draws as they complied with gravity down the mountain side. Not long after lunch, we emerged from the shroud of cloud and into the glorious sunlight. We placed shades over our eyes, but only because the shining brilliance shone off the glaciated peaks that now met our gaze. Truly magical.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Hike the famous Tour du Mont Blanc through France,

    Italy and Switzerland

    C Trek through Spain and France in the rugged Pyrenees Mountains

    C Stay in quaint mountain chalets and hostels along your trek

    C Sea kayak along the Mediterranean coast of Spain

    C Visit Paris and explore its many sites

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    dates: June 14 July 6

    July 8 July 30

    length: 23 days

    cost: $5,795 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 10th 12th grade, ages 16 18

    meet & depart: Geneva, Switzerland / Paris, France

    activity level: Challenging

    trip type: Leadership

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    Step into the Big Wild of Wyoming and Idaho where the days will be packed with fun as you journey deep into one of the most spectacular wilderness settings around! Youll learn the skills you need to complete every challenge, but bringing a hunger for adventure to the table is a prerequisite. Roaring rapids, wildflower meadows, jagged peaks and hidden alpine lakes are just a few of the amenities youll come to know in the Northern Rockies wild terrain. Get a taste for the true Wild West with a visit to the mountain town of Jackson Hole before heading home, satisfied by your time among the Tetons.

    Notes from the Field We quickly packed up the beach and started off for our last few rapids. When the water of the Salmon met the Snake River, we cruised up through Hells Canyon. This was definitely the deepest and most impressive of all the canyons. Along the way, we saw big horned sheep chowing down on the sparse grasses in the steep canyons. We finally stepped off the boats and got back in the vans, sad to leave such an amazing place. Now as we pull back into Jackson, we all reminisce on the great times weve had the past two weeks.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Backpack through the breathtaking Wind River Range

    C Climb with world renowned Exum Mountain Guides in

    Grand Teton National Park

    C Whitewater raft the exhilarating Salmon River

    C Enjoy a wild west rodeo in the town of Jackson Hole

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    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3,295 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 8th 9th grade, ages 14 15

    meet & depart: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Classic

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    The Pacific Northwest is its own little world of adventure with a variety of terrain and activities available for pursuit. Explore the San Juan Islands by kayak and witness seals, sea otters and bald eagles playing in their natural habitat and if youre lucky you might catch sign of the flukes of passing orcas. In the hiking section, blooming wildflowers color the landscape of the North Cascades, known as Americas Alps. The variety of terrain and activities, which include rock climbing at the world-renowned Smith Rock State Park and whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River, make this trip one of Moondances most popular.

    Notes from the Field We sat on the bluff and experienced the most incredible wildlife viewing session that Ive ever been a part of. In about fifteen minutes, we saw harbor seals, purple starfish, huge Lions Mane jellyfish, a bald eagle, two red foxes and several deer. To top it off, Philip calmly pointed out in the distance and directed our attention to the Holy Grail of all Pacific Northwest wildlife: Orca Whales. I honestly felt like I was in a zoo!

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Sea kayak along the captivating San Juan Islands

    C Backpack through the dramatic North Cascades National Park

    C Rock Climb at Oregons famous Smith Rock State Park

    C Whitewater Raft the upper section of the Deschutes River

    C Discover the hip town of Bend, Oregon

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    dates: June 17 July 7

    July 11 July 31

    length: 21 days

    cost: $4,295 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 8th 10th grade, ages 14 16

    meet & depart: Seattle, Washington

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Classic

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    If you want to experience the wildest of whitewater adventures, look no further than one of the most renowned rivers in the world the Colorado River! Famous for its world-class rafting and amazing scenic beauty, it plunges from its source in the Rockies into deep desert canyons. Spend a couple of days canyoneering near Moab, Utah, where youll rappel down waterfalls and slip down natural waterslides. Then head to the illustrious rock faces of Southern Utah where youll learn essential climbing skills and have your turn at desert climbing. On Cataract Canyon, youll definitely make memories that last a lifetime.

    Notes from the Field After making it through several more rapids, it was time to deflate the fun-yaks in preparation for some of the biggest white water on the entire Colorado River, aptly named Big Drops. After safe passage through these exhilarating rapids, we all enjoyed lunch and re-inflated our fun-yaks for the last of Cataracts white water. By the end of the day, everyone was doubly exhausted, but not so much that they could not enjoy the steak banquet and pineapple upside-down cake prepared beneath a glorious waxing moon.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Experience canyoneering in the depths of the Moab Desert

    C Rock climb in the Moab Desert

    C Hike in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

    C Whitewater raft and inflatable kayak on big water of

    the Colorado River

    C Marvel at prehistoric ruins and rock formations

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    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    July 19 August 1

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3295 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 8th 9th grade, ages 14 15

    meet & depart: Salt Lake City, Utah

    activity level: Easy to Moderate

    trip type: Classic

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    Experience world-class fishing while having the time of your life on our Wyoming Fly Fishing expedition. Explore The Wind River Range and catch wild trout on the fly in seldom fished high alpine lakes and streams. Fish from a drift boat on the world-famous trophy section of the Snake River in the shadow of the The Tetons, enjoying star-filled skies and hearty meals along the banks of the river by days end.

    Notes from the Field We decided to stick around and fish Section Corner Lake for a little while, deep in the heart of the Wind River Range. There we found an incredible pod of Mackinaw (lake trout) that measured between 12 and 18 inches. Every single student caught multiple fish! After our slaying session and a lunch of summer sausage and cheese, we hiked to our next campsite on Trail Creek. Tomorrow, well make our way toward the Snake River for a float trip sure to be filled with action thanks to the cutthroat population as well as stunning views.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Learn fly fishing techniques from professional guides

    C Hike to high alpine lakes of the Wind River Range

    C Fly fish the world class backcountry waters for cutthroat,

    brown and rainbow trout

    C Float a drift boat on the Snake River casting for river trout

    C Whitewater raft the Snake River

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    dates: July 18 July 31

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3,495 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 8th 10th grade, ages 14 16

    meet & depart: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Classic

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    Whether this will be your first time in the backcountry or you have some experience under your belt, the Mountains to Sea trip will take you to new levels of excitement as you travel to some of the coolest spots in the South. Youll hike into the Pisgah National Forest, get soaked in the rapids of the Nantahala and Ocoee Rivers, improve your rock climbing skills at Looking Glass Rock, zip line through a mountain cove and surf, stand up paddleboard and sea kayak along the friendly South Carolina coast. Most importantly, youll meet great new friends as you get a better taste for life in the great outdoors.

    Notes from the Field We awoke to sunny blue skies, excited for another day of rock climbing. After a steep but picturesque hike to the crag, we learned about proper climbing techniques and methods from our cheerful guides before giving the routes a shot. Everyone tried at least one of the climbs as we watched and cheered them on from below, excited by their successes. The view from the top was amazing and everyone loved the view from Looking Glass Rock of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Rock climb the face of Looking Glass Rock

    C Overnight backpack through Pisgah National Forest

    C Hike 6,684 ft. Mt. Mitchell, highest point east of the Mississippi River

    C Canopy zip line tour outside Asheville

    C Whitewater raft the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers

    C Stand up paddle board and Surf on Folly Beach

    C Kayak to remote islands on the South Carolina coast

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    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    July 19 August 1

    length: 14 days

    cost: $2,895 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 6th 7th grade, ages 12 13

    meet & depart: Charlotte, North Carolina

    activity level: Easy

    trip type: Discovery

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    Strike deep into the heart of the Rockies on the Colorado Trail and experience a true western adventure. Get a taste for river life as you make your way down the always exciting Arkansas River. Trade your rubber raft for a pair of rubber soles and hike high into the stunning landscape of one of Colorados most pristine wilderness areas. Spend your days learning what it takes to live in the wild, while at night youll sleep beneath a blanket of stars framed by a craggy mountain skyline.

    Notes from the Field We set off with our packs on in search of another perfect campsite, and after a breathtaking two mile hike, we found an oasis of a campsite. While everyone set up their tents and enjoyed the gorgeous surroundings, Robert snuck off to set up a piata in the woods nearby. He returned to the group and announced that he found something incredible in the trees surrounding the campsite. The group was thrilled at the sight of the piata and delicious candy!

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Overnight whitewater raft trip in Browns Canyon of

    the Arkansas River

    C Zipline across the canyons of Salida

    C Backpack through the San Juan Mountains

    C Rock climb in Gunnison National Forest

    C Hike the tallest dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park

    C Finish with another raft trip on the Royal Gorge

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    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    July 19 August 1

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3,095 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 6th 7th grade, ages 12 13

    meet & depart: Denver, Colorado

    activity level: Easy to moderate

    trip type: Discovery

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    Go west and be wowed by the wild expanses of The Golden State on California Discovery. Get your feet wet in the world of the outdoors surfing the swells of the Pacific Ocean, dipping into clear mountain lakes after a day of hiking, getting splashed by walls of whitewater on our rafting trip, and feeling the spray of a powerful waterfall. From the gigantic Redwoods to the picturesque valleys of Yosemite, youll hit all the highlights of this big and very beautiful state.

    Notes from the Field We quickly packed up, eager to get on the water. We spent the morning rafting more difficult class 3 rapids, and we even got to swim one! Each rapid we successfully rafted was followed up by a paddle hi-five and a special team chant. We finished out our time on the river watching the warm sun meet the skyline. Once back at our campsite, we were so tired after the days action that many of us snoozed in the sunshine while others chatted or went down to play by the river.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Overnight whitewater raft on the South Fork of

    the American River

    C Explore the Big Basin Redwoods State Park

    C Sea Kayak on Lake Tahoe and visit Horsetail Falls

    C Try your hand at stand up paddleboarding

    C Rock Climb and day hike in Yosemite National Park

    C Learn to surf on the California Coast

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    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    July 19 August 1

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3,095 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 6th 7th grade, ages 12 13

    meet & depart: San Francisco, California

    activity level: Easy

    trip type: Discovery

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    Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and a not-so-unfounded reputation as a tropical paradise, the Hawaiian Islands are as delicate as they are beautiful. Help the people and land by working with humanitarian and conservation programs on the Big Island and Kauai. In between, skirt the Na Pali coastline by sea kayak, become certified as a SCUBA diver, surf some of the most famous waves in the world, and witness lava flowing from an active volcano. By trips end, youll have discovered Hawaiis biggest secret: that it reserves its greatest displays of beauty for those who give a little of themselves back in return!

    Notes from the Field We jumped aboard one of Jacks boats and as soon as we were out of the harbor, Larkin spotted a whole pod of dolphins that swam right up to the boat and escorted us all the way to Manta Ray Bay. Here, we would be night snorkeling with enormous manta rays for nearly an hour! It was truly an awesome experience to have 12 to 14 foot manta rays swimming below you in the dark. This night was one that no one will soon forget.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Experience native Hawaiian culture through

    community service

    C Earn your PADI open water SCUBA certification

    C Night snorkel with manta rays

    C Explore Volcanoes National Park

    C Sea kayak, surf and standup paddleboard near the world famous

    Na Pali coastline

    C Earn 40 hours of community service

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    dates: June 16 July 6

    July 8 July 28

    length: 21 days

    cost: $4,895 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 10th 12th grade, ages 16 18

    meet & depart: Kona, Hawaii / Lihue, Hawaii

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    The Costa Rica Venture is perfect for the individual looking to match a will to help others with a sense of adventure. Youll first visit a quaint eco-lodge for adventure and learning, then raft down one of the worlds top whitewater runs on the Pacuare River. Before surfing waves that have traveled thousands of miles uninterrupted across the Pacific, youll make new friends by volunteering at a local school. By trips end, youll have discovered what Costa Ricans call Pura Vida the national philosophy of living a pure and rewarding life.

    Notes from the Field We spent the next day in the renowned national park of Manuel Antonio. Within minutes of entering, we had already spotted several two-toed sloths, howler monkeys and golden spider monkeys. The jungle runs right up onto the white sand beaches and topaz waters of the Pacific Ocean. After a quick hike with some stunning views, we spent the day wading in the ocean and relaxing on the beach where we were able to witness a surreal sunset over dinner.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Visit a private, action-packed eco-lodge in the

    Savegre River Valley

    C Hike through the Cordillera Mountains

    C Whitewater raft the Pacuare River

    C Zipline through the rainforest canopy

    C Surf Playa Uvita

    C Earn 40 hours of community service

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    dates: June 16 July 6

    July 10 July 30

    length: 21 days

    cost: $4,895 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 9th 11th grade, ages 15 17

    meet & depart: San Jose, Costa Rica

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    Time moves at different paces in Peru. It rushes by as you navigate rapids on the headwaters of the Amazon. It zips through the bustling city of Cusco, as you immerse yourself in the culture of a vibrant and historical city. It floats on as you kayak the rippling waters of Lake Titicaca. It stops entirely as you ascend the famed Salkantay Trail, and it flies backwards as you catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incan Empire. Lose yourself in time as you imagine a bustling metropolis, filled with the voices of bartering merchants and the vibrancy of religious ceremonies.

    Notes from the Field The next day we again went to work on the community kitchen, moving cement blocks, mixing cement and making one assembly line after the other. We managed to rebuild a corner of the foundation using only mud, water and large stones. That afternoon, after all our hard work, we went ziplining on the highest zipline in South America! It was an unforgettable experience to say the least. Again, we ended our day with dinner, a big bonfire, lots of laughter and sleep.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Cultural immersion and community service in the rural town

    of Ccorca

    C Whitewater raft the Apurimac River

    C Hike through the mountain passes of the Salkantay Trail

    C Explore the ancient and mystical ruins of Machu Picchu

    C Sea Kayak Lake Titicaca, the worlds highest navigable lake

    C Immerse yourself in the cultural richness and earn 40 hours of

    community service

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    dates: June 15 July 6

    July 9 July 30

    length: 22 days

    cost: $5,595 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 10th 12th grade, ages 16 18

    meet & depart: Cusco, Peru

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    Our Ecuador + Galapagos trip combines outdoor adventure and cultural exchange, providing a stimulating environment to encourage personal growth. Spend time learning local customs in Morochos as you volunteer and work alongside the locals. Explore some of the most beautiful landscapes of jungles, waterfalls and volcanoes that Ecuador has to offer.Then fly to the Galapagos Islands and discover its raw, unique beauty and bountiful wildlife.

    Notes from the Field A major highlight of the trip was the day we chartered a boat to take us snorkeling at several famous spots around the Galapagos Islands. At our first stop, we swam with half a dozen sea turtles and about twenty sea lions - so much fun! We then snorkeled through the narrow channel formed by the rock walls where we saw rays, turtles and all kinds of fish. When else do you have the opportunity to swim with such creatures in the Galapagos?

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Explore the historic city of Quito

    C Whitewater rafting on the Toachi River

    C Help refurbish the Morochos Community Center

    C Snorkel with tropical fish and sea lions on the Galapagos Islands

    C Get up close and personal with the islands most exotic inhabitants

    C Earn 20 hours of community service

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    dates: June 15 June 28

    June 30 July 12

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3,895 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 9th 11th grade, ages 15 17

    meet & depart: Quito, Ecuador

    activity level: Easy

    trip type: Service

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    Expect the adventure of a lifetime on the Kilimanjaro trip as you travel from the dusty plains of East Africa to the highest point on the continent. Experience the kindness of the Tanzanian people as you are warmly welcomed to work with their children and brighten the future of Africas next generation. With an open heart, take on the continents biggest challenge, the 19,340-foot-high Mount Kilimanjaro. Trek through five temperate zones as you ascend from steamy jungle to glacial snowfields to set foot on one of the worlds seven summits. After, celebrate your success with a safari and be thrilled by encounters with the many fascinating creatures that make their home on the plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

    Notes from the Field Our friendly and caring guides sang Tanzanian songs to get us through the final push, and when we finally reached Stella Point to enjoy a break and some warm tea, we knew we were all going to make it to the summit. It was this overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride in one another that kept us motivated as we kept on from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak. Finally, after a stunning sunrise, we found ourselves at 19,340 feet having truly made it - together - to the Roof of Africa.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Earn 40 hours of community service with the Red Sweater Project

    in the Lake Manyara Region

    C Visit rural Maasai villages and hike the Great Rift Valley

    C Trek the seven day Machame Route and make a summit bid of

    19,340 foot Mount Kilimanjaro

    C See the Big Five on a wildlife safari in the Serengeti National Park

    and Ngorongoro Crater

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    dates: June 14 July 6

    July 7 July 29

    length: 23 days

    cost: $6,695 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 10th 12th grade, ages 16 18

    meet & depart: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    activity level: Challenging

    trip type: Service

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    Enjoy the wonders of the other side of the Pacific Ocean on our Thailand excursion. Spend over three weeks immersed in the exotic culture of this Asian paradise as you meet some of the countrys earliest inhabitants, The Hill Tribe People. Offer your time teaching English and facilitating repairs at a childrens home before visiting an elephant camp, where youll bathe and feed these gentle giants. Next, make your way to the beach for world-class SCUBA diving and rock climbing. Each day will present a new adventure as you get accustomed to the friendly, laid-back lifestyle of the land that beckons so many travelers to slow down and enjoy a simpler time.

    Notes from the Field Will and Gaines led the pack straight into the river. The elephants and kids alike were having a blast! These gentle giants soaked the group with one shot from their trunks and rolled around in the river as if they were laughing with us. We returned the elephants and headed to the guest house with sore cheeks from all the laughter. That evening, we slept in our private bungalows tucked away in the garden, surrounded by coffee plants and banana trees.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Earn 40 community service hours as you teach English to local children

    C Trek to visit the Hill Tribes of Thailand

    C Get up close and personal with Asian elephants

    C Bike backroads of Thailand

    C Earn your SCUBA certification and experience world-class diving

    C Rock climb at Krabi Beach

    C See the sights of Thailand by train

    C Visit Bangkok

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    dates: June 14 July 7

    July 9 August 1

    length: 24 days

    cost: $5,095 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 10th 12th grade, ages 16 18

    meet & depart: Bangkok, Thailand

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    A travelers paradise, Vietnam and Cambodia provide adventure, culture, history and more for those eager to soak up such an exotic playground. Promote goodwill and improve the lives of locals as you provide labor and love to a community in need. Then, test your vertical limits during an exciting rock climbing section in northern Vietnam, home to unique limestone cliff formations beckoning to be scaled! Strike deep into the heart of Buddhist culture with a visit to Angkor Wat, the worlds largest religious monument. On top of becoming a better traveler by trips end, youll find the possibilities for growth are endless once you are willing to expand your horizons.

    Notes from the Field Id say most of us fulfilled a goal or two in life on this trip, especially on the day we visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia. These ancient temples built from the 9th to 12th centuries and all their well-preserved detail were perfect subjects for the budding photographers on board our journey. We all agreed we could have spent several days there and still not have seen everything - a true wonder of the world, to be sure!

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Learn Vietnams fascinating history and culture

    C Explore enchanting sights of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

    C Explore hill tribe villages teaching English to local children

    C Sea Kayak Halong Bay

    C Visit Phnom Penh and learn about Cambodias past

    C Marvel at the magnificent temples of Cambodias Angkor Wat

    C Earn 40 hours of community service

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    dates: July 1 July 24

    length: 24 days

    cost: $5,095 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 11th 12th grade, ages 17 18

    meet & depart: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    Lose yourself in the wonders of Central America as you split your time exploring the tropical lifestyle and giving back to the community with your new friends in Belize and Costa Rica. Explore the deep jungles of Costa Rica as you paddle down exciting whitewater, zip through lush canopies, and participate in rewarding community service projects with the indigenous Quitirrisi people. From the jungle to the coast, you will grab your surf board and take on the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Hop a plane mid-trip and head to Belize where you will earn your SCUBA certification in one of the most famous diving destinations in the world.

    Notes from the Field Our final day of diving was phenomenal, one to remember forever. We dove at two sites just off of Half Moon Caye. The coral at these sites rose up in a high wall, and another steep shelf dropped off the protected side. We saw some incredible marine wildlife including one barracuda who followed our dive group for the whole underwater session. The friendly fish would swim around our group and even sometimes right through the middle. He allowed us to get up close for some incredible pictures.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Earn SCUBA certification in Belize

    C Dive Belizes Barrier Reef - second largest barrier reef in the world

    C Visit world famous Great Blue Hole

    C Work in a local school or community center in Costa Rica

    C Whitewater raft the Pacuare River

    C Surf the Pacific shoreline

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    July 19 August 1

    length: 14 days

    cost: $4,095 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 8th 9th grade, ages 14 15

    meet & depart: San Jose, Costa Rica / Belize City, Belize

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    Say aloha to The Magic Isle of Maui as you spend 14 days exploring its diverse geographic regions under a warm and welcoming sun. A playground for outdoor enthusiasts, Hawaiis second largest island will challenge you with days spent surfing the rolling waves, paddling the lush coastlines and snorkeling near countless beaches and bays. Solidify friendships and earn community service hours as you work on an organic farm and learn about the fruits of such a friendly and plentiful land. You will, without a doubt, be mesmerized by the ever-changing landscapes, perfect sunsets and breathtaking white-sand beaches.

    Notes from the Field The next morning, we teamed up in tandem kayaks and entered the bay as a rainbow was forming near our campsite to the far end of the bay. We landed on a hidden beach around one point of the bay to snorkel the nearby reef. Below the waters surface, we saw all sorts of gorgeous fish in all sizes and colors. We then enjoyed a hearty breakfast on the beach as Gordon accompanied our meal with his new ukulele skills. Eager to explore our next idyllic location, we finished breakfast in no time and were off and on the water once more.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Sea kayak the majestic waters of Makena

    C Snorkel the amazing exotic locations of the Pacific

    C Learn to surf and stand up paddleboard off a private beach

    C Hike Haleakala National Park

    C Participate in a volunteer project on the island of Maui

    C Help protect Hawaiis fragile ecosystems

    C Earn 25 hours of community service

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: June 15 June 28

    July 2 July 15

    July 19 August 1

    length: 14 days

    cost: $3,695 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 8th - 9th grade, ages 14 15

    meet & depart: Kahului, Hawaii

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    Get a glimpse of one of the worlds most popular travel destinations as you spend just over 2 weeks exploring the natural wonders of South Africa. Youll first begin with a visit to Kruger National Park, boasting the largest population of large mammal species in all of Africas game reserves. Give back to these plentiful plains by volunteering at a wildlife conservation area before heading coastal for some surfing and snorkeling, just steps from your quaint beachfront huts. Though your time here is short, youll make memories to last a lifetime.

    Notes from the Field The next day - our first full day of safari - we got our first taste of elephants and lions as they made their way across the plains. We were so close to the elephants that we could hear their tummies rumbling! The lions were a bit further away, situated under a tree and lounging in the sun, but this sighting certainly brought us much excitement as most of us were so eager to see these big cats! We all took tons of pictures and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all these wild animals in their natural habitat.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    C Learn about responsible conservation

    C Learn to protect and preserve Africas wildlife and habitat

    C Wildlife safari in Kruger National Park

    C Surf the coast of the Indian Ocean

    C Snorkel off the coast of Mozambique

    C Visit the Apartheid Museum

    C Earn 30 hours of community service

    FOR DAY BY DAY ITINERARIES AND MORE PHOTOS, STORIES AND TRIP LOGS, VISIT MOONDANCEADVENTURES.COM

    dates: June 15 June 30

    July 1 July 16

    length: 16 days

    cost: $4,495 (airfare not included)

    current grade 2013 - 2014: 9th 10th grade, ages 15 16

    meet & depart: Johannesburg, South Africa

    activity level: Moderate

    trip type: Service

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    REFERENCESWe feel that one of the most effective ways to learn more about Moondance is to contact students and families who have participated with us in the past. In 2013 we had students from 32 different states and 5 foreign countries. To help you discover more about us, we included a partial list of recent Moondance alumni. Please call us for other families in your area.

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