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.

Current Hiking Trip Availability

Discovery & Inspiration

Hiking single file in the High Sierra on a teen summer adventure trip
Last Updated: 3/19/20

On Overland’s hiking trips, come explore some of the world’s most beautiful mountains in the supportive, wholesome environment of an Overland group. From the rolling Berkshires in western Massachusetts, to the lush Talkeetnas in Alaska, to the rugged Swiss Alps, our groups follow carefully-crafted itineraries on stunning trails. More important, however, is the group experience: the coming together with a shared purpose and desire to understand the scope of the world beyond ourselves. Travel with a small group led by two terrific Overland leaders on a two- or three-week hiking trip this summer.

We know that fitting together summer plans is a complicated puzzle for many families. While this availability chart gives you a sense of options and timelines from our end, we encourage you to call our office at (413) 458-9672 for the most up-to-date information. We are also always happy to answer any other questions you may have.

  June 14 – June 20 June 21 – June 26 June 28 – July 4 July 5 – July 10 July 12 – July 17 July 19 – July 24 July 26 – Aug 1 Aug 2 – Aug 7
New England Explorer
Grades 6-9     2 weeks
  Good Good Limited
Sierra Explorer
Grades 6-9     2 weeks
  Good Limited Good
Rocky Mountain Explorer
Grades 6-9     2 weeks
Limited Limited Limited Very Limited (Please Call)
Maine Coast Explorer
Grades 6-9     2 weeks
  Good Good Limited
Norway Explorer
Grades 7-9     2 weeks
  Good Limited Good
Yellowstone Teton Explorer
Grades 7-9     2 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Limited Very Limited (Please Call)
Iceland Explorer
Grades 7-9     2 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Limited Limited
Swiss Alps Explorer
Grades 7-10     2 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Very Limited (Please Call) Very Limited (Please Call)
Northwest Expedition
Grades 7-10     3 weeks
  Limited Limited
High Sierra Expedition
Grades 8-10     2 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Limited Very Limited (Please Call)
Alaska Expedition
Grades 8-12     3 weeks
  Limited Good
Norway Expedition
Grades 9-12     2 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Limited Good
Iceland Expedition
Grades 9-12     2 weeks
  Limited Limited
Pyrenees Expedition
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Limited
Yellowstone Teton Challenge
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Very Limited (Please Call)
Alaska Challenge
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
  Very Limited (Please Call) Good
Appalachian Trail Challenge
Grades 9-12     2 weeks
  Limited Good Good
Alpine Challenge
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
  Limited Very Limited (Please Call)

While there may still be availability, this is the season when our trips fill quickly and options become more limited. If an Overland trip seems like the right fit for you and your family this summer, don’t wait! Send in your application to join us for summer 2020. We look forward to partnering with your family.

Filed Under: Summer Teen Adventures / Teen Adventure Trips / Summer Hiking Trips


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