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.

Waitlist

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 June 14, 2022

June 14, 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:

  1. To be vaccinated for Covid-19, and, if eligible, to be boosted.
  2. To test before their trips. The test can be a clinic-based PCR or rapid antigen test, or a home test. Please note: (a) We will not require families to upload the results of these tests (unless the family has received an exemption or exception to our vaccine or booster requirement); (b) If your child has had (and fully recovered from) Covid-19 within 90 days of their trip start, there is no need to do a pre-trip test.
  3. To mask up when traveling to your trip. In airports and on planes, please mask up. This could help keep you—and everyone in your group—healthy for the duration of your trip.

In addition, for our students who are headed abroad, you will need to be in compliance with the travel requirements of the countries you will visit. Please note: Students flying home from abroad no longer need to provide a negative rapid antigen test at check-in to their flight back to the U.S.

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 require students to take a pre-trip test?

    Yes. We expect all students to take a Covid-19 test before leaving for their trip. The test can be a clinic-based PCR or rapid antigen test, or a home test. If your child has had (and fully recovered from) Covid-19 within 90 days of their trip start, there is no need to do a pre-trip test.

  • Do we need to upload the results of the test to the Family Portal?

    For most families, the answer is no: We will not require families to upload the results of these tests. The only families who will need to upload the results of these tests are those who have received an exemption or exception to our vaccine or booster requirement.

  • What should we do if our child tests positive on the pre-trip test?

    If your child tests positive, please do not leave for the trip. Instead, please contact us, and we will try to reschedule your child for a later departure this summer, or assist you with filing a travel insurance claim if you have purchased travel insurance.

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

    A Covid-19 diagnosis and/or positive test result during a trip will mean the student will have to leave the trip. We will work closely with the family to provide care and supervision for the student. We will have staff in place — or send staff, if need be — to provide up to three days of supervision; within that three day window, families will need to make arrangements to take over supervision of their child.

  • What are the requirements for traveling abroad?

    These are the current travel requirements of the countries we visit.

    Please note: Students flying back to the U.S. will no longer (as of Sunday, June 12) need to provide a negative rapid antigen test upon check-in to their flight back to the U.S.

  • Will every camper this summer be vaccinated?

    No. While a very high percentage of our campers are vaccinated, 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 participate?

    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?

    At this point, we don’t expect to require masks, but this could change, if infection rates climb, or if local / state / federal rules require masking (e.g., in public indoor spaces).

    We are, however, encouraging everyone to mask up when traveling to your trip. In airports and on planes, please mask up. This could help keep you—and everyone in your group—healthy for the duration of your trip.

  • 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?

    Yes, if they are eligible.

  • Will Overland consider changes to its policy?

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