We Welcome Your Application to Join Us!

We build each of our groups with care, keeping the groups small (no more than twelve students), and paying close attention to age, grade, gender, and the mix of hometowns and schools. Our goal is to put together great groups — groups where nice kids thrive in a supportive, wholesome, and caring environment. Please note: availability as shown is based on students traveling without a friend; if your child is interested in traveling with a friend, please call our office for availability.

Important Information about Availability

Available

This departure of this trip has good availability. Apply as soon as possible since availability changes quickly.

Limited

This departure of this trip has limited availability. Apply as soon as possible, and on receipt of your application, if space is still available, we’ll confirm a spot for you. If all of the spots are taken, we’ll call you to discuss options.

Call

This departure of this trip is currently full — please call us to discuss options.

How to Apply

Apply online using a credit card for the $795 deposit (your card will not be charged until we confirm a spot for you). Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received (we do not hold spots over the phone).

When to Apply

The flow of applications starts in July and peaks in January/February. Some groups fill by the December holidays, and others will have space into the late spring. Our advice? Apply as soon as possible — it only takes a few minutes — and we’ll get to work right away to find a great spot for you.

Questions?

Call (413.458.9672) or email (info@overlandsummers.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

Overland & COVID: Hopefulness, Resilience, and Optimism

Discovery & Inspiration

An idyllic picture of friends on this hiking trip for teens in New England

Our Current COVID Message: January 2021

We can’t wait to get outside with you!

The Overland team is planning, preparing, and eagerly awaiting Summer 2021.

While we can’t predict what the coming months will bring, we do know how we will face them: optimistically, realistically, and together

That’s why we are—as always—prioritizing health and well-being by basing all of our decisions on the best public health information. As we plan for the summer, we know that our existing trip structure is ideal:

  • small groups (twelve students and two leaders)
  • outdoors
  • limited contact with general public

In addition, this summer we will treat our groups as family units / pods; carefully scrutinize all indoor accommodations (e.g., mountain huts); and utilize—as always—excellent hygiene practices.

And, to allow families flexibility, we will make all payments fully refundable until April 1.

We look forward to having you with us next summer!

Tom & Liz Costley

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we sign up now for a trip for next summer?
Yes. The website is updated with our offerings for 2021.

Do any 2021 trips have limited availability?
Yes. Some trips are already full, and many others have limited availability.

If I was a senior in high school this past year, can I do a trip in 2021?
Yes! Please choose any trip open to students who will complete 12th grade next spring.

Are deposits refundable?
Yes. All payments are refundable until April 1, 2021.

We’d like to go abroad with Overland but we’re concerned Europe may not open. Can we hold two spots, one abroad and one in the U.S.?
Sorry, no. While we’re optimistic Europe will open, there is uncertainty, so we’re advising families to make a choice based on their priorities for the summer.   

How can we contact Overland?
Call (413.458.9672) or email : info@overlandsummers.com.

Thank you for your support—we appreciate it!


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