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.
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.
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.
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.
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.