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


This departure of this trip has good availability. Apply as soon as possible since availability changes quickly.


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.


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.


Call (413.458.9672) or email (info@overlandsummers.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

Current Service & Hiking and Field Studies Trip Availability

Discovery & Inspiration

A group of teenagers takes a hiking adventure into the Andes while in Ecuador this Summer
Last Updated: 3/19/20

Make a difference, one community at a time: Overland’s service & hiking trips focus on tangible, hands-on projects in areas that have a genuine need. Mentor a young reader, volunteer at a food bank, or restore Alaskan trails.

Or broaden your horizons on a field studies trip, where your two terrific Overland leaders will guide you as you embrace local customs and cultures. Experience a new culture, work with a community, and explore a unique landscape — all within the supportive and wholesome environment of your Overland group.

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 28 – July 4 July 5 – July 11 July 12 – July 18 July 19 – July 25 July 26 – Aug 1 Aug 2 – Aug 8
Service & Hiking Maine
Grades 7-9     2 weeks
Limited Limited Limited
Service & Hiking New England
Grades 9-12     2 weeks
Good Good Good
Service & Hiking Colorado
Grades 9-12     2 weeks
Limited Limited Good
Service & Hiking Alaska
Grades 9-12     2 weeks
Very Limited (Please Call) Limited Limited
Language & Service Costa Rica
Grades 8-10     3 weeks
Very Limited (Please Call) Limited
Field Studies Costa Rica
Grades 7-9     2 weeks
Very Limited (Please Call) Limited Limited
Field Studies Ecuador & Galapagos
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
Very Limited (Please Call) Very Limited (Please Call)
Field Studies Peru
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
Very Limited (Please Call) Very Limited (Please Call)
Field Studies Tanzania
Grades 9-12     3 weeks
Limited Limited

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 / Field Studies / Community Service

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