Our Guiding Vision
We teach these values.
Everywhere we go.
Whenever you’re ready.
From our first trips in the 1980s, we have always focused on the success of each of our students.
the overland difference
Fun & Connection
Our groups are limited to twelve students — we pay attention to age, grade, gender, and the mix of hometowns and schools. To create a welcoming environment for all students, we limit friend pairs in each group.
On & Off The Trail
Far more than counselors, Overland’s leaders are role models of the highest caliber. Our leaders focus on creating supportive and wholesome environments where each student can flourish.
An Overland trip is guided by our leaders but driven by our students. With their leaders’ support, our students share daily tasks, creating spirited, close-working groups where everyone contributes.
We carefully evaluate every application, always looking for students who are eager for the opportunities we offer. Our goal is to put together great groups of nice kids.
Succeed As A Team
At Overland, the group always comes first. Simple things, like sticking together on hikes and waiting for each other at meals, lead to important teamwork and leadership lessons.
Sense Of Fulfillment
Every Overland trip is a set of carefully crafted challenges with clearly defined goals. The challenges are thoughtfully calibrated, and the goal is always to have fun and make friends.
Bring Your Best Self
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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Make Lasting Memories
Overland students leave their phones at home – no calling or texting or posting. For the time that you’re with us, you’re fully engaged with your group and your trip.
committed to you
Whether you have a question about packing lists, travel das, or allergies, you’ll speak directly with someone that genuinely cares you’ll never feel rushed. At Overland, every student matters.
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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.
stories from overland
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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.