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.

Our Current Covid-19 Policy

Updated January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

Dear Overland Families,

We have always approached our Covid-19 policy with thoughtfulness, and we follow the best available—and ever evolving—public health guidance.

We consider the health and well-being of:

(1) our students,

(2) our leaders,

(3) our staff,

(4) the areas we travel through, and the people we interact with,

(5) and the families and communities we return home to at trip end.

Looking ahead to summer 2022:

1. Per the guidance of public health officials and our camp physician, we will require all eligible students (and all of our leaders and staff who are eligible) to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, and to stay up to date with their vaccines (i.e., for ages 12 and up boosted when eligible).

2. For our international trips, we will need each of our students to be in compliance with travel requirements for the countries they visit (we expect these requirements to be in flux this winter and into the spring).

3. We will update our Covid-19 policy as needed throughout the spring and into the summer.

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

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Thank you for your support—we appreciate it!


FAQs

  • Will Overland consider changes to its policy if public health guidance changes?

    Yes, we always have, and always will. Given that the summer is months away, we expect to continue to see changes in the pandemic. We also expect there will be changes to public health guidance. For example, as of this writing—1/11/2022—the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges children and adults to get the Covid-19 vaccine and booster as soon as they are eligible. If this recommendation—as well as the other guidance we follow (our camp physician, the CDC, etc.)—were to change, we would adapt accordingly.

  • Is every student considered eligible for the vaccine and booster?

    Please reference the CDC’s most recent guidance to determine your child’s vaccine and booster eligibility here.

    Here are two important parts of this link:

    (1) Who should get a booster: Everyone 12 years and older (boosters are not currently available for under 12s).

    (2) When to get a booster: At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

     

  • Once my child is enrolled for the summer, where do I upload the vaccine card / booster information?

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

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

    If they are eligible, yes.

  • What does Overland expect students to do to practice excellent hygiene while traveling to trip start?

    Please wear a mask and maintain social distance from others in airports. While in flight, please wear a mask at all times. Wash your hands frequently.

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

    We will make our decision with a focus on: (1) everyone’s health and well-being, (2) the group’s location, and (3) the trip’s itinerary and activities.