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Summer trips for
4th-12th Graders

Hike, Bike, Serve, Learn, Grow

Far more than simply a summer experience, Overland is a life experience with value and resonance that extends far beyond the boundaries of a single summer.

In everything we do, we seek to inspire our students to see how beautiful and exciting, how full of promise the world is. Each of our trips offers carefully crafted itineraries, small groups, and capable, caring leaders. Our adventures are many: hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, climbing, and more. And our destinations include some of the world’s most beautiful mountains, coastlines, and countrysides. But Overland is more than exciting activities, more than great destinations. Overland is a chance to step out into the world on your own, while sharing in the friendships and fun of a small group with terrific leadership.

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Our Story

A bike, a small group of friends, and the span of a whole country disappearing beneath his tires instilled a desire in Tom Costley to provide similar growth experiences to youth.

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Utah 1982: Tom Costley, Ralph Blasey, and a Swiss friend

Our Values

Teamwork & Leadership

In a pivotal stage of my life Overland was there to teach me how to become a leader. – Corey Schwitz

Independence & Self-Reliance

We felt Jackson would benefit from an experience that promoted independence. We wanted him with good kids and inspiring leaders so he could grow. – Margaret Cooper

Discovery & Inspiration

Overland teaches reverence, respect, and appreciation for the natural world. Jane considers sunrises and sunsets, the stars, beaches and mountains and forests and plains, even the wind, in a completely different sense than she did before her Overland summers. – Helen Hamel

Our Commitments

Learn more about our commitments and what matters to us.

  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Program Available
  • Committed to a Healthy Sustainable Planet
  • Committed to Giving Back
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Why Overland

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Our Leaders

Overland’s leaders are terrific role models for our students. Capable and caring, our leaders focus on creating supportive, wholesome environments where every student can flourish and grow.

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Our Small Groups

Our groups are limited to 12 students — we pay attention to age, grade, gender, the mix of hometowns and schools, and we limit friend pairs to no more than two per group.

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Our High Standards

We expect a lot of our students — from playing by the rules to including everyone and helping out. At Overland, we value a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and consideration for others.

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