Imagine a summer of adventure, commitment and community.
52 itineraries, 20 countries, 5 continents: that’s a lot of adventure. But leading at Overland isn’t really about where you go, and in some important ways it’s not really about what you do. Instead, leading for Overland is about the people who surround you—the dynamic leaders you work with and the great kids you lead—and the many challenges, both big and small, that you tackle together.
An Overland leader’s commitments are many, but nothing is as important as your co-leader and your kids. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing, your most important commitment is the health and well-being of your co-leader and your kids. This commitment drives and informs your leadership every moment of every day.
The Overland community is supportive, wholesome and inclusive. In all we do, we seek to create a culture of respect. We welcome students and leaders from across the country and around the world, we seek to broaden access to our trips through our Open Arms financial aid program and we value a range of life experiences and perspectives on our leadership staff. Overland seeks to a build supportive, wholesome and inclusive team of leaders, considers applications from all people and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, familial status, genetics, ancestry, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. These values have been a part of Overland for over three decades, and they’re important qualities that we look for when choosing new leaders.
Overland leaders stay connected in a vibrant community that stretches beyond the summer, beyond leading. For over 30 years Overland leaders have stayed connected—as former leaders, friends and colleagues—and these relationships, which started in a single summer, have grown in countless ways.
In the end, leading for Overland is far greater than the sum of its parts. There’s exciting adventure, great people, important commitments, endless challenges, an inclusive community and a vibrant network, but there’s more, too. There’s the chance to deepen and broaden your leadership skills while discovering just how beautiful and exciting, how full of promise the world is.
We encourage you to apply to join the Overland community. All of us on the Overland year-round staff are eager to read your application and to meet you. Apply today—we look forward to hearing from you!