Our journey and the values that guide us

more than simply a summer experience

One of our students once described Overland as a gift. We couldn’t agree more: a gift of adventure and exploration, of friendship and fun. 

See for yourself the gifts Overland offers, and explore the core tenets that make up Overland: rock solid values, deeply held commitments, excellence born out of experience, and a highly qualified team that believes in our mission.

Why Overland

From a single trip in 1984 to 34 programs worldwide, Overland remains true to our

mission and values.

Rock Solid Values

At Overland, rock-solid values — teamwork and leadership, independence and self-reliance, discovery and inspiration — imbue an organization where the standards are high, the expectations clear, the tone adventurous.

our values
Commitments that Matter

Overland works continuously to make our community and those we intersect with more welcoming, fair, and inclusive. Learn how we support this work and give back to our world.

our commitments

Four Decades of Adventure

Building a great summer is a team effort, and just like the student groups we put

together, everyone contributes to the shared vision. From the beginning of our story

to today, get to know the dedicated people that make it possible.

Our 40th Year

Since 1984, Overland has been more than simply a summer experience — it’s a life experience with value and resonance that extends far beyond the boundaries of a single summer.

view our history
Meet our Team

Learn more about the people who work year-round to provide life-changing summer trips.

meet the team
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Info Sessions

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