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.

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Annie Savaria-Watson

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
College: Brown University

While studying abroad in Chile, I became fascinated with the histories and politics of Patagonian glaciers — research I’ve continued in Bolivia, Peru, and the Canadian Rockies.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, I graduated from Brown University in 2019 with a ScB in environmental science and Latin American studies. While at Brown, I worked as the coordinator for the outdoor club’s Alpine Program. When I wasn’t ice climbing, backpacking, or mountaineering, I worked as a wilderness EMT, was a TA in the Spanish department and was the advisor for study abroad programs in Latin America and Spain. While in Chile, for my own study abroad program, I interned with the World Wildlife Fund and trekked up and down Patagonia. I’m currently doing the Edward Giuliano ‘72 Fellowship for which I’m studying the legacies of colonialism and capitalism in building modern glacial land management in the Americas.

In 2019, I led Field Studies Ecuador & Galápagos. While participating in dessert circle at a beautiful Refugio and watching the sunset below Chimborazo, I was overcome with how close our group had gotten, and it primed me for an amazing rest of trip.