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.

Our Current Covid-19 Policy

Updated May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022

Dear Overland Families,

We are looking forward to a summer outdoors filled with fun, friends, and adventure!

This summer, we are asking all of our students (and all of our leaders and staff) to be vaccinated for Covid-19, and, if eligible, to be boosted. As always, we will expect excellent hygiene before and during our trips this summer.

In addition, for our international trips, we will need each of our students to be in compliance with travel requirements for the countries they visit.

As always, we will continue to update our Covid-19 policy as needed.

Everyone here is committed to supporting each of our Overland families—please reach out to us with any questions you might have.

With our very best wishes,

Tom & Liz Costley


Thank you for your support—we appreciate it!


  • Will every camper this summer be vaccinated?

    No. While a very high percentage of our campers are vaccinated (as of April 25 over 97%), and an equally high percentage of eligible campers will be boosted, there will be exemptions and exceptions for medical, disability, religious, and other reasons.

  • Our child has two doses of the vaccine, but we'd like to wait on the booster. Can our child still participate this summer?

    Yes. We’re happy to make an an exception to our policy for fully vaccinated campers who would like to wait on the booster. Just reach out to us via email at forms@overlandsummers.com.

  • If my child turns twelve in 2022, must they be boosted?

    No. We will encourage — but not require — our youngest eligible students (those who turn twelve after December 31, 2021) to be boosted.

  • My child received their second dose recently. Must they be boosted?

    No. We will encourage — but not require — the third (booster) dose for any camper, regardless of age, whose second dose was administered after December 31, 2021.

  • Will Overland require campers to be masked?

    No. At this point, we don’t expect to require masks.

  • What will Overland expect from students pre-trip?

    As we always do, we will expect our students to practice good hygiene and to stay healthy before camp starts. In addition, this year we’ll ask all students to test before coming to camp (with a clinic-based PCR or rapid antigen test, or with a home test).

  • Where do I upload the vaccination information?

    Please log into your family portal, click on Covid-19 Vaccination, and upload the card where indicated.

    If your child’s booster dose information is on the back of the card — or on a separate card or piece of paper — please be sure to include it.

  • If my child has had Covid-19, do they need to be vaccinated?

    If they are eligible, yes.

  • What happens if a student tests positive during the trip?

    As we always have, we will put our students’ health and well-being at the top of our list of priorities. We will work closely with the family, and we will make our decisions with a focus on: (1) the camper’s — and the group’s — health and well-being, (2) the group’s location, and (3) the trip’s itinerary and activities.

  • Will Overland consider changes to its policy?

    Yes. We closely monitor the advice of our camp physician and public health officials.