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


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


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.


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.


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

A Message for Families Enrolled for Summer 2020

Discovery & Inspiration

We are hopeful to have teens join us for a summer teen adventure!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Our year ‘round team wants everyone in the Overland community to know that we are thinking of them during this extraordinarily difficult time.

There is nothing we want more than to provide each of our students with the kind of summer that brings the life-affirming joy of new adventures and new friendships.

We continue to hope that we can do this. Our trips are planned. Our leaders are ready. We are eager for the summer. But for now, all we can do is wait a bit longer in the hope that an Overland summer, a summer outdoors with friends, will happen again in 2020. We ask all of our enrolled families to wait with us. To make that possible, we have moved our final payment deadline to Wednesday, May 6th.

This means that all deposits and final payments are fully refundable until May 6th.

While we wait, most of our team will be on what we hope is a temporary furlough, and the Overland office will be staffed remotely by Emily Ferrell and Chris McAlister. Emily and Chris are available via email (info@overlandsummers.com). Please reach out to them with any questions or concerns you might have.

For the past thirty-five summers, Liz and I have marveled at the power of the Overland experience to nurture and inspire everyone who is a part of it—us, most of all. We are committed to doing everything we can to make that happen again this year.

Best wishes,

Tom & Liz Costley

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