That’s how long we’ve been doing this dang thing. From 1996 to 2020, Moondance has transformed the lives of thousands of students and leaders alike. We’re coming together to celebrate this milestone with camping, music, and food. All former leaders and their families are welcome!
“Our leaders are the heart, soul, hands and feet of our entire operation...”
List updated 10/10/19
A detailed schedule will be provided in the next few weeks.
*Moondance will provide Dinner on Friday / Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner on Saturday / Breakfast on Sunday. Please use the registration form below to opt in for meals for the full weekend, or all Saturday meals and to note any dietary restrictions or allergies.
NOTE: Beer and wine will be provided by Moondance.
**Childcare will be provided for kids throughout the weekend. If you would like to opt in for childcare, please provide the name and age of your kids in our registration form.
NOTE: Though children and spouses are welcome, Moondance cannot host significant others or pets. Outside guests who were not former Moondance employees are not permitted.
Friday, October 11, 2019 between 5:00–9:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 between 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 between 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 between 9:00–11:00 PM
Cars will be parked at Camp Wayfarer along the main driveway into camp, or in the field past the cabins. One of our parking attendants will help you find a space. Please note that once Full Moon Fest begins, the camp property will be a car free zone. Moondance will have several golf carts rented to assist with transportation across camp grounds as needed.
From Nashville or anywhere west or north, take I-40 E for 293 miles, then take Exit #53 for I-26 East toward Hendersonville. From Interstate 26, take Exit #54 to merge onto US-25 south towards US Highway 176. Continue 1 mile and take Exit #7 (Hwy. 176, Saluda/East Flat Rock Exit). Turn LEFT on Hwy. 176 east toward Saluda, NC and proceed 1.3 miles. Turn LEFT onto Red Bird Song Road. Continue on Red Bird Song Road and pass the camp ‘Exit’ sign on the Right. The camp entrance will be the next drive past the barn on your RIGHT between the large stone pillars.
From Charlotte, or anywhere east, take I-85 S toward Gastonia. From Interstate 85, take Exit #10B to merge onto US-74 W towards Kings Mountain/Shelby. Take Exit #54 to merge onto US-50 S towards US Highway 176. Continue 1 mile and take Exit #7 (Hwy. 176, Saluda/East Flat Rock Exit). Turn LEFT on Hwy. 176 east toward Saluda, NC and proceed 1.3 miles. Turn LEFT onto Red Bird Song Road. Continue on Red Bird Song Road and pass the camp ‘Exit’ sign on the Right. The camp entrance will be the next drive past the barn on your RIGHT between the large stone pillars.
From Atlanta, or anywhere south, take I-85 N towards Greenville. From Interstate 85, take Exit #42 to merge onto I-185 N/US-29 N toward Greenville. Continue 1.6 miles and take Exit #15 for US-25 N. Continue on US-25 and take Exit #7 (Hwy. 176, Saluda/East Flat Rock Exit). Turn LEFT on Hwy. 176 east toward Saluda, NC and proceed 1.3 miles. Turn LEFT onto Red Bird Song Road. Continue on Red Bird Song Road and pass the camp ‘Exit’ sign on the Right. The camp entrance will be the next drive past the barn on your RIGHT between the large stone pillars.
If you elect to fly, we encourage you to fly directly into Asheville (AVL). Moondance will operate a 15-passenger shuttle from the airport to Camp Wayfarer during our designated arrival / departure windows on Friday and Sunday. Moondance is not able to provide transportation for you to separate accommodations should you elect to stay outside of camp property.
If your arrival is delayed due to weather or any other unforeseen reason, immediately call the Moondance office at 800.832.5229.
There is Uber / Lyft in the area. Download the app!
Moondance has private use of Camp Wayfarer between October 11-13, 2019. We will open cabins at camp to house 120-250 people, based on demand.
If you opt in to stay at camp, you will be staying in screened camp cabins with rustic wooden bunks. Linens, air conditioning, and heating are not provided so sleeping bags (and a pillow) will be a must! Each cabin has one functioning restrooms with a toilet, sink, and shower. Cabin guests will be grouped by staff year (e.g. 2008-2011 in Cabin One, 2012-2015 in Cabin Two, 2016-2019 in Cabin Three, etc.)
If you would like to stay on camp property but opt out of a bunk in the cabins, you are welcome to BYO-Tent! Don’t have a tent? Moondance will be selling a limited supply of used tents. Interested? You can inquire on the registration form. We will open the Upper Field (the soccer field behind the boy’s bunks) for campers. Though a porta-potty will be provided at the Upper Field for shared use, there is no electricity or running water at the field. Pura vida! Please note, that you will not be able to pull your car up to the field. Moondance can help to transport your gear using one of our rental golf carts. Spaces will be available for ~35 tents.
Should you elect to provide your own accommodations off-property, Moondance recommends the following short-term rentals:
Cabin Fever Cabin Rentals - *Family Friendly
AirBnb or VBRO
Hendersonville, North Carolina Hotels
An overview of the schedule can be found here. A detailed schedule and map of camp will be available in the next few weeks.
Former Moondance staff and their spouses / children are invited to join the celebration! Staff from 1996 – 2019 are welcome to join us. Please note that pets and significant others cannot be accommodated at camp.
For the full weekend, you’re invited to arrive between 5:00 – 9:00 PM EST on Friday, October 11. For a single day, you’re invited to arrive between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 12.
Camp Wayfarer is located at 1 Red Bird Song Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Directions to camp are available here. Parking will be available at camp, though once festivities begin, the camp grounds will become a car free zone. If you elect to fly into Asheville, Moondance will provide a shuttle to the AVL airport during the designated arrival / departure windows.
If you choose to stay at Camp Wayfarer, Moondance will provide accommodations in the rustic camp cabins. The cabins are screened in with traditional wooden bunks. You may also elect to BYO-Tent to share a large field on camp grounds. If you choose to stay outside of camp, you will be responsible for the cost of your own lodging. Moondance recommends Cabin Fever as a great local accommodation that is close to Wayfarer and family friendly!
Moondance is providing Dinner on Friday, Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday. We will also have several bars open serving beer and wine on Friday evening, and Saturday afternoon / evening. Meals will be served buffet style from the Dining Hall, and dietary restrictions or allergies will be accommodated. Please use the registration form to opt in for catered meals.
You are welcome to bring your kiddos! Moondance will hire several young adults to provide evening and daytime activities for your children. To opt in for this service, please indicate the names and ages of your kids in the registration form.
We will be hosting:
Former Leaders: Wick Bushong (2016-2019) + Robby Cowan (2017-2019)
Moondance Legend & First Employee: Eddie Dewey & The Blue Dragons
Headlining: Boy Named Banjo (featuring Moondance Alum, William Reames – Colorado Trail 2007)
Full Moon Fest is free! Music, food, beverages, and lodging at camp will be covered by Moondance.
Of course!! We’ll be selling several retail items and other vintage merchandise. Be sure to stop by our remote store at camp.
Camp is a tobacco free zone. Please do not smoke on camp grounds.