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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

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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.

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Introductory

Grades 4-7

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
4-5 1 1 week

Sun, June 14 - Sat, June 20

Sun, June 28 - Sat, July 4

Sun, July 5 - Sat, July 11

Sun, July 12 - Sat, July 18

Sun, July 19 - Sat, July 25

Sun, July 26 - Sat, August 1

Sun, August 2 - Sat, August 8

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Comfortable camping
-Two-day summit of Mt. Greylock
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Bike the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
$1,595
4-6 2 2 weeks

Sun, June 14 - Fri, June 26

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Day hikes in southern New Hampshire, including Mt. Monadnock
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Sea kayak and bike on Martha’s Vineyard
$3,495
4-6 2 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
-Hike around Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park
-Summit Castle Peak or Yosemite Falls
-Raft the American River
-Spend two days kayaking the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe
$3,695
5-6 2 1 week

Sun, June 14 - Sat, June 20

Sun, June 21 - Sat, June 27

Sun, June 28 - Sat, July 4

Sun, July 5 - Sat, July 11

Sun, July 12 - Sat, July 18

Sun, July 19 - Sat, July 25

Sun, July 26 - Sat, August 1

Sun, August 2 - Sat, August 8

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Comfortable camping
-Two-day summit of Mt. Moosilauke in New Hampshire
-Raft the Deerfield River / Bike the Northern Rail Trail
$1,595
5-7 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Portland,
Maine
Portland,
Maine
-Explore Camden Hills State Park and Acadia National Park
-Canoe on Norton Pond
-Rock climb in Acadia National Park
$3,495
5-6 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Denver,
Colorado
Denver,
Colorado
-Hike throughout Rocky Mountain National Park
-Explore lakes in and around the Rockies
-Raft the Arkansas River
-Rock climb in the Twin Lakes
$3,695
5-7 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Jackson,
Wyoming
Jackson,
Wyoming
-Explore the Tetons, Old Faithful, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
-Hike up Avalanche Peak
-Raft the Snake River
-Kayak on Yellowstone Lake
$3,695

Biking

Grades 6-12

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
6-9 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 14 - Fri, June 26

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Bike approx. 20 miles per day
-Explore Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island
-Enjoy time at the beach as a group
-Go whale-watching off of Cape Cod
$3,495
7-9 4 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Bike approx. 25 miles per day
-Bike the length of Vermont and reach the Canadian border
-Explore Burlington as a group
-Kayak on Lake Champlain
$3,495
7-10 5 3 weeks

Sat, June 27 - Thu, July 16

Sat, July 18 - Thu, August 6

Portland,
Maine
Portland,
Maine
-Bike approx. 35 miles per day
-Ride up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
-Explore rural Nova Scotia
-Sea kayak in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
$3,995
8-9 6 3 weeks

Sat, June 27 - Thu, July 16

Calgary,
Canada
Missoula,
Montana
-Bike approx. 45 miles per day from Calgary, Alberta, to Missoula, Montana
-Ride through the Rockies, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise
-Explore Glacier National Park
-Paddleboard on Whitefish Lake
$4,695
8-10 6 3 weeks

Sat, June 27 - Thu, July 16

Sat, July 18 - Thu, August 6

Portland,
Oregon
San Francisco,
California
-Bike approx. 45 miles per day from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco, California
-Ride along the West Coast and finish by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge
-Raft on the Klamath River
$4,695
8-11 7 3 weeks

Sat, June 27 - Thu, July 16 for grades 8-10

Sat, July 18 - Thu, August 6 for grades 9-11

San Francisco,
California
Los Angeles,
California
-Bike approx. 50 miles per day from Westport to Santa Monica
-Ride through San Francisco and across the Golden Gate Bridge
-Bike the length of CA Route 1 and explore mountains, beaches, and the Redwoods
-Surf at Pismo Beach
$4,695
9-12 9 2 weeks

Sat, July 18 - Thu, July 30

Missoula,
Montana
Calgary,
Canada
-Bike approx. 75 miles per day from Missoula, Montana, to Calgary, Alberta
-Ride through the Rockies, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise
-Explore Glacier National Park and paddleboard on Whitefish Lake
$3,895
9-12 9 3 weeks

Sat, June 27 - Thu, July 16

Sat, July 18 - Thu, August 6

Munich,
Germany
Barcelona,
Spain
-Bike approx. 70 miles per day from Munich to Barcelona
-Ride through the Alps and the Pyrenees
-Explore six different countries, cultures, and cuisines
-Ride over 1,000 miles while crossing the continent
$5,795
9-12 10 6 weeks

Mon, June 22 - Wed, August 5

Wed, June 24 - Thu, August 6

Wed, June 24 - Fri, August 7

Fri, June 26 - Sat, August 8

Savannah,
Georgia
Los Angeles,
California
-Bike approx. 85 miles per day from Savannah to Los Angeles
-Cross the continental United States in six weeks
-Explore more than 9 states and meet Americans across the country
-Bike through the South, the Plains, the Rockies, and the West
-Finish at Santa Monica Pier to cheering crowds
$7,295

Hiking

Grades 6-12

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
6-9 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Hike the Berkshires, the Green Mountains, and the White Mountains
-Summit Mt. Washington
-Two days of sea kayaking
-See Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$3,495
6-9 4 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Portland,
Maine
Portland,
Maine
-Hike the White Mountains and summit Mt. Katahdin
-Explore Grafton Notch State Park, Baxter State Park, and Hurricane Island
-Rock climbing, kayaking, and Leave No Trace course
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$3,495
6-9 5 2 weeks

Sun, June 14 - Fri, June 26

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Denver,
Colorado
Denver,
Colorado
-Explore and backpack Rocky Mountain National Park and Colorado State Forest State Park
-Summit Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak
-Two days of rafting on the Arkansas River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$3,895
6-9 5 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
-Explore Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest or Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
-Hike Mt. Dana, Yosemite’s second highest peak
-Two days of rafting on the American River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$3,895
7-9 5 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Keflavik,
Iceland
Keflavik,
Iceland
-Day hikes in Reykjavik, Vik, and Skaftafell National Park
-Three-day backcountry trek along Fimmvörðuháls pass
-Summit Kristindalur Peak in Vatnajökull National Park
-One day of rafting in Gullfoss Canyon
-Golden Circle Tour
-Frontcountry camping and two nights in backcountry huts
$4,795
7-9 5 2 Weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Oslo,
Norway
Oslo,
Norway
-Day hikes in Finse and Hardangervidda
-Four-day backcountry trek in Aurlandsdalen
-Discover Sankt Pål glacier
-Three days of sea kayaking through Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjord
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$4,795
7-9 5 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Jackson,
Wyoming
Jackson,
Wyoming
-Explore and backpack Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park
-Summit Electric Peak or Bunsen Peak
-Discover geysers and wildlife, like bison and elk
-Four days of whitewater kayaking on the Snake River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$3,895
7-10 6 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Seattle,
Washington
Seattle,
Washington
-Explore Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park
-Hike the heights of Goode Ridge
-Two-day and five-day backcountry treks
-Three days of sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands
-See whales, seals, and eagles, and camp on San Juan Islands
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$5,295
7-10 6 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Zurich,
Switzerland
Zurich,
Switzerland
-Day hikes out of Gstaad
-Five-day thru-hike in the Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Kandersteg
-Hike to Blumlisalphutte
-Boat cruise on Lake Geneva and explore small towns along the shore
-Frontcountry camping and two nights in mountain huts
$4,795
8-12 7 3 Weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Anchorage,
Alaska
Anchorage,
Alaska
-Day hikes out of Palmer or Anchorage
-Four-day backcountry trek in Denali State Park, and five-day backcountry trek in Chugach State Park
-One day of rafting on the Nenana River
-Four days of sea kayaking in Prince William Sound
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$5,295
8-10 7 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
-Explore Stanislaus or Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests
-Four-day backcountry trek, and three-day summit of Mt. Shasta
-One day of rafting on the American River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$3,895
9-12 7 2 weeks

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Keflavik,
Iceland
Keflavik,
Iceland
-Day hikes in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
-Six-day backcountry trek on the Laugavegur Trek
-Ascend the world’s newest mountains in Fimmvörðuháls pass
-Two days of sea kayaking
-Golden Circle Tour
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping, with two nights in mountain huts
$4,795
9-12 7 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Oslo,
Norway
Oslo,
Norway
-Day hikes in Maurvangen
-Four-day backcountry trek through Jotunheimen National Park
-Hike along Besseggen Ridge
-Three days of sea kayaking through Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjord
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$4,795
9-12 8 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Barcelona,
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain
-Day hikes in Espot and Benasque
-15-day, 100+ mile thru-hike along Spain’s famous GR-11 trail
-Summit Collado de Añisclo
-Rest, restock and explore in small, Pyrenean towns
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping, with five nights in mountain huts
$5,795
9-12 9 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Ten-day backcountry trek in the White Mountains
-Summit a dozen 4,000-foot peaks, the Presidential Range, and Mt. Washington
-Complete the most challenging and most rewarding stretch of the Appalachian Trail
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping, with three nights in mountain huts
$3,495
9-12 9 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Jackson,
Wyoming
Jackson,
Wyoming
-Day hikes and nine-day backcountry trek in Yellowstone National Park
-Hike and summit Grand Teton
-Two days of mountaineering and climbing school
-One day of whitewater kayaking on the Snake River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping, with one night in a mountain hut
$5,295
9-12 10 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Anchorage,
Alaska
Anchorage,
Alaska
-Day hikes out of Palmer or Anchorage
-Three-day backcountry trek in Denali State Park, six-day backcountry trek in Talkeetna Mountains
-Three days of ice climbing and glacier safety course
-Two-day Wilderness First Aid course
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$5,595
9-12 10 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Zurich,
Switzerland
Zurich,
Switzerland
-Day hikes out of Gstaad
-Nine-day Alpine Pass trek in the Bernese Oberland, two-day High Route trek to Zermatt
-Explore Zermatt as a group
-Summit the Mettelhorn
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping, with five nights in mountain huts
$5,795

Service & Hiking

Grades 7-12

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
9-12 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Hike in the Berkshires and summit Mt. Greylock
-Serve in elementary schools, food pantries, a community farm, and in trail maintenance
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Stay on campus at Williams College
-Two nights frontcountry camping on weekend camping trip
$4,095
7-9 4 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Portland,
Maine
Portland,
Maine
-Explore Baxter State Park and hike up Mt. Katahdin
-Serve at a local food pantry, soup kitchen, community farm, and in Baxter State Park
-Canoe the Penobscot River
-Frontcountry camping
-One night backcountry camping
$4,095
9-12 5 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Anchorage,
Alaska
Anchorage,
Alaska
-Backpack in Chugach National Forest
-Serve in trail reconstruction and habitat restoration
-Sea kayak in Prince William Sound
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$4,095
9-12 5 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Denver,
Colorado
Denver,
Colorado
-Backpack in San Isabel National Forest
-Serve through trail work, gardening, and greenhouse construction
-Raft the Arkansas River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$4,095

Language & Service

Grades 8-10

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
8-10 4 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

San José,
Costa Rica
San José,
Costa Rica
-Daily Spanish classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Explore beaches and forests in Manuel Antonio and Marino Ballena National Parks
-Serve in elementary schools and nature reserves
-Raft the Savegre River
-Field trips to farmer’s markets, dance class, and cooking class
-Stay in eco-lodges as a group
$6,895

Language & Hiking

Grades 8-10

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
8-10 4 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Geneva,
Switzerland
Geneva,
Switzerland
-Daily French classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Explore Chamonix Valley, Argentière, Vallorcine and Lake Annecy
-Field trips to farms, an animal park, cheese shop and bakery
-Take a cable car up Aiguille du Midi and explore local towns in the French Alps
-Stay at frontcountry campgrounds and in a gîte as a group
$6,895
8-10 4 3 weeks

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Barcelona,
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain
-Daily Spanish classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Hike the Pyrenees along the French border
-Explore Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
-Two overnight, weekend hiking trips led by professional guides
-Field trips to an ancient monastery and cheese-making class
-Stay in private homes as a group and explore small towns in the Pyrenees
$6,895

Writing & Hiking

Grades 7-9

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
7-9 3 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Daily writing classes led by professional teachers
-Practice description, narration, analysis, and persuasion writing
-Hike in the Berkshire and Green Mountains every afternoon and summit Mt. Greylock
-Visit local museums
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Stay on campus at Williams College
-Two nights frontcountry camping on weekend camping trip
$4,195

Field Studies

Grades 7-12

Compare Trip Name Grade Challenge Level Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Cost
7-9 4 2 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 10

Sun, July 12 - Fri, July 24

Sun, July 26 - Fri, August 7

San José,
Costa Rica
San José,
Costa Rica
-Two half-day Spanish classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest, Cerro Chato National Park, and Arenal Volcano
-Volunteer at a coffee farm, wildlife rehabilitation center, and community center
-Camp for two nights along the Pacuare River
-Stay in hostels and lodges as a group
$4,495
9-12 5 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Lima,
Peru
Lima,
Peru
-Two half-day Spanish classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Explore salt mines and Incan ruins in Urubamba
-Volunteer for local communities in elementary schools
-Discover Cusco through a city tour, a trip to an alpaca farm, and a visit to the Incan museum
-Hike to Machu Picchu on a 4-day, 3-night trek
-Stay in groups homes and camp along the Salkantay Trail
$6,895
9-12 6 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Quito,
Ecuador
Quito,
Ecuador
-Two half-day Spanish classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Hike through the Andes to Quilotoa Crater Lake, Chimborazo, and Ingapirca
-Explore Quito and volunteer in local elementary schools
-Fly to the Galapagos as a group, visit the Charles Darwin Observation Station, and take a boat tour
-Stay in hostels as a group and camp along the Inca Trail
$6,895
9-12 8 3 weeks

Sun, June 28 - Fri, July 17

Sun, July 19 - Fri, August 7

Kilimanjaro International Airport,
Arusha,
Tanzania (JRO)
Kilimanjaro International Airport,
Arusha,
Tanzania (JRO)
-Two half-day Swahili classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Hike through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Highlands
-See wildlife and take a Jeep safari
-Volunteer at the Living Waters Children's Center
-Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro on a week-long trek
-Stay in a private home as a group and camp along the Rongai route up Kilimanjaro
$7,995