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.

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Introductory

Grades 4-7

Compare Trip Name Grade Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Trip Fee
4-5 1 week

Sun, June 25 - Fri, June 30

Sun, July 2 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, July 28

Sun, July 30 - Fri, August 4

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Comfortable camping
-Hike Mt. Greylock
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Bike the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
$1,695
5-6 1 week

Sun, June 25 - Fri, June 30

Sun, July 2 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, July 28

Sun, July 30 - Fri, August 4

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Comfortable camping
-Summit Mt. Moosilauke
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Bike the Northern Rail Trail
$1,695
4-6 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Day hikes in New Hampshire
-Hike Mt. Monadnock
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Bike and sea kayak on Martha’s Vineyard
$3,795
5-6 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Portland,
Maine
Portland,
Maine
-Hike Acadia National Park
-Hike Camden Hills State Park
-Canoe Norton Pond
-Rock climb in Acadia
$3,795
5-6 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Denver,
Colorado
Denver,
Colorado
-Hike Rocky Mountain National Park
-Explore the Rockies
-Raft the Arkansas River
-Rock climb in the Twin Lakes
$4,195
6-7 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
-Hike Lake Tahoe
-Explore Yosemite
-Raft the American River
-Kayak on Lake Tahoe
$4,195
6-7 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Jackson,
Wyoming
Jackson,
Wyoming
-Explore the Tetons
-Hike to Old Faithful
-Raft the Snake River
-Kayak on Yellowstone Lake
$4,195

Hiking

Grades 7-12

Compare Trip Name Grade Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Trip Fee
7-9 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Portland,
Maine
Portland,
Maine
-Hike the White Mountains
-Summit Mt. Katahdin
-Sea kayak Penobscot Bay
$3,795
7-9 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Explore the Berkshires
-Hike the Green and White Mountains
-Summit Mt. Washington
-Sea kayak Penobscot Bay
$3,795
7-8 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Keflavik,
Iceland
Keflavik,
Iceland
-Day hike along Iceland's Southern Coast
-Trek in Thórsmörk, the Valley of Thor
-Raft Gullfoss Canyon
- Explore lush canyons and black sand beaches
$5,595
7-8 2 Weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Bergen,
Norway
Bergen,
Norway
-Day hikes in Finse and Bergen
-Backcountry trek in Aurlandsdalen
-Discover Sankt Pål glacier
-Sea kayak through fjords
$5,595
7-9 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Denver,
Colorado
Denver,
Colorado
-Hike Rocky Mountain National Park
-Backpack the Rockies
-Summit Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak
-Raft the Arkansas River
$4,195
7-9 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
-Explore Yosemite National Park
-Backpack the Sierras
-Raft the American River
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$4,195
7-9 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Jackson,
Wyoming
Jackson,
Wyoming
-Hike Yellowstone National Park
-Explore Grand Teton National Park
-Discover geysers and wildlife
-Kayak the Snake River
$4,195
7-9 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Anchorage,
Alaska
Anchorage,
Alaska
-Backpack Chugach State Park and National Forest
- Sea kayak in Aialik Bay
-Day hike Seward and the Kenai Peninsula
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$5,795
7-9 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Zurich,
Switzerland
Zurich,
Switzerland
-Day hikes in Gstaad
-Backpack the Bernese Oberland
-Explore Lake Geneva by boat
-Spend two nights in mountain huts
$5,595
7-9 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Seattle,
Washington
Seattle,
Washington
-Explore Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park
-Visit alpine lakes and valley
-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
$5,695
9-12 3 Weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Anchorage,
Alaska
Anchorage,
Alaska
-Backpack in Denali State Park
-Backpack in Chugach State Park
-Raft the Nenana River
-Sea kayak the Prince William Sound
$5,795
9-11 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Keflavik,
Iceland
Keflavik,
Iceland
-Hike Landmannalaugar in the Highlands of Iceland
-Tour the Golden Circle
-Backpack the Laugavegur Trek
-Raft the Gullfoss Canyon
$5,595
9-12 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Kilimanjaro International Airport,
Arusha,
Tanzania (JRO)
Kilimanjaro International Airport,
Arusha,
Tanzania (JRO)
-Hike the Serengeti
-See wildlife on a safari
-Volunteer at an orphanage
-Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
$8,995
9-11 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Seattle,
Washington
Seattle,
Washington
-Explore the Cascade Range
-Sea kayak the San Juan Islands
-Learn backpacking skills
-Frontcountry and backcountry camping
$5,695
9-12 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Oslo,
Norway
Oslo,
Norway
-Hike Maurvangen
-Backpack Jotunheimen National Park
-Hike the Besseggen Ridge
-Sea kayak through fjords
$5,595
9-11 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Denver,
Colorado
Denver,
Colorado
-Backpack the Sawatch Range
-Rock climb in Rifle Canyon
-Summit Quandary Peak
-Raft the Arkansas River
$4,195
9-11 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Thu, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
-Backpack the Sierras
-Climb Mt. Shasta
-Raft the American River
-Learn mountaineering skills
$4,395
9-12 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Backpack the White Mountains
-Summit ten 4,000-foot peaks
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Overnight in a mountain hut
$3,795
10-12 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Jackson,
Wyoming
Jackson,
Wyoming
-Backpack Yellowstone National Park
-Hike Grand Teton National Park
-Climb the Grand Teton
-Kayak the Snake River
$5,795
10-12 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Barcelona,
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain
-Hike in Espot and Benasque
-Backpack the GR-11
-Summit Collado de Añisclo
-Five nights in mountain huts
$6,995
10-12 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Zurich,
Switzerland
Zurich,
Switzerland
-Hike Gstaad
-Backpack the Alpine Pass Route
-Hike the High Route to Zermatt
-Summit the Mettelhorn
$6,995

Service

Grades 9-12

Compare Trip Name Grade Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Trip Fee
9-11 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

Williamstown,
Massachusetts
Williamstown,
Massachusetts
-Hike in the Berkshires and summit Mt. Greylock
-Serve with = local non-profits, a community farm, and trail maintenance groups
-Raft the Deerfield River
-Stay in frontcountry campgrounds and learn the basics of camping
$4,395
9-12 2 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 7

Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 21

Sun, July 23 - Fri, August 4

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
$4,395

Language

Grades 8-10

Compare Trip Name Grade Length Dates Start Location End Location Features Trip Fee
8-10 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Geneva,
Switzerland
Geneva,
Switzerland
-Daily French classes with professional teachers
-Hike Chamonix Valley and Lake Annecy
-Visit farms, cheese shops, and bakeries
-Explore towns in the French Alps
$7,195
8-10 3 weeks

Sun, June 25 - Fri, July 14

Sun, July 16 - Fri, August 4

Barcelona,
Spain
Barcelona,
Spain
-Spanish classes led by native, professional language teachers
-Hike the Pyrenees along the French border
-Explore Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
-Two overnight hiking trips led by professional guides
-Field trips to an ancient monastery and cheese-making class
-Stay in a private home as a group and explore small towns in the Pyrenees
$7,195