As a senior at Williams in 1982 I thought it might be fun to bike across the country. Problem was, I’d never been on a bike trip (and I didn’t own a bike). Undaunted, I talked a friend into joining me, we bought bikes, and I read a book about bike touring. All set.
Some 3,000 miles later we reached the Pacific—success, pure and simple. But the trip was much more than that: it was the most fun I had ever had, I made a great friend, I was challenged in all kinds of ways, and, at the end, I had a singular accomplishment—one that has stayed with me to this day.
When I started Overland in 1984, I sought to create experiences for kids that mirrored my cross country bike trip: experiences that were, first and foremost, fun, where new friendships could grow, where there were real and varied challenges, and where, at the end, our students would have achieved something of importance to them.
As we head toward our 30th summer, I invite you to join us—for fun, friends, challenge and accomplishment—for a summer that might just be as important to you as the summer of 1982 was
Please join us!
Liz, Luke, Cate and Tom Costley