About us


what matters to us

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Committed to our campers

Overland is committed to the well-being of our campers. A key component of this commitment is our accreditation by the nationally-recognized

American Camp Association.

engaged living

Committed to Merritt’s legacy

Overland is committed to supporting Merritt’s Way and TextLess Live More, a student-led, peer-to-peer, national awareness campaign with a mission to end distracted driving permanently.

financial aid

Committed to broad access

Overland is committed to broad access to our trips through our financial aid program, Open Arms, and through our scholarship program, The Overland Summers Foundation—100% of every dollar received benefits scholarship recipients.

healthy planet

Committed to sustainability

Overland is committed to sustainability. Our office is LEED Platinum certified, we bike and walk to work most days, and year-round we reduce/reuse/repair/recycle (and we compost!).


vibrant communities

Committed to giving back

Overland is committed to supporting our community. We donate tents and equipment, and we support local environmental and community initiatives.


Dynamic Staff

the Open Arms Fellowship

Overland is committed to broad access to our leader staff through extensive recruiting across the country and policies and practices that welcome and support all people. In 2023, we’ll continue to offer the Open Arms Fellowship to leaders who self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, from a low-income background, and/or other marginalized identities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Overland

Community, Gratitude, and Belonging

The safety and well-being of our students and leaders is Overland’s highest priority. Overland is committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and welcoming community on trips.

  • We recognize that the outdoor industry has been historically exclusive to marginalized groups, and we are working to broaden access through thoughtful and intentional leader and student recruitment.
  • We express immense gratitude for the opportunity to travel through the ancestral and modern-day homelands of indigenous peoples around the world, and respectfully acknowledge that Overland’s office stands on the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the indigenous peoples of the region now called Williamstown. We aim to honor these groups by teaching our students about these landscapes and the importance of respectful and inclusive outdoor recreation.
  • Our hiring and admissions processes are holistic in nature and aim to give individuals the opportunity to explore and celebrate their intersecting identities in a supportive, uplifting environment.

We seek to create spaces for our students and leaders to learn, grow, and understand each other and the wider world.

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leadership style

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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stories from overland

Explore Overland through the eyes of students whose lives we’ve touched, the leaders who nurtured their experiences, and the families that witnessed the growth and joy of an Overland summer.

our 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.

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