The Overland Difference

Learn more about how we are different in important ways.

Small Groups

Our groups are limited to 12 students — we pay attention to age, grade, gender, and the mix of hometowns and schools.

Exceptional Leaders

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.

Student Ownership

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.

Careful Admissions

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.

Group First

At Overland, the group always comes first. Simple things, like sticking together on hikes and rides and waiting for each other at meals, lead to important teamwork and leadership lessons.

Appropriate Challenges

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.

High Expectations

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.

Phone & Internet Free

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.

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Our Story

For over 35 years, Overland has been more than simply a summer experience.

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Meet Our Team

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

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Our Commitments

Learn more about our commitments and what matters to us.

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