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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Austin Coale

Hometown: Concord, North Carolina
College: University of South Carolina

During the summer of 2017, I worked in Columbia, South Carolina, with the nonprofit FoodShare, delivering fresh produce to low income communities in food deserts.

Originally from Concord, North Carolina, I am a senior at the University of South Carolina. At USC, I am the senior peer leader for Scholars United, an organization that helps incoming high-achieving freshmen adjust and excel during their first year in college. In this role, I lead trainings for sophomore peer leaders to ensure they are well-equipped to work with a small group of diverse students. I am also a group exercise instructor through our campus gym. I teach several different types of classes, but my favorite is yoga. I received the inaugural Service Learning Award for my commitment to service and leadership. In my free time, I like to run with my friends, listen to and make music with my roommates, and cheer on the various Gamecock sports teams.

In 2019, I led Service & Hiking Colorado. I love leading for Overland because it combines my passion for exercise and the outdoors with my love for helping other people. Some of my favorite days of the summer were rafting on the Arkansas River – watching my groups grow through challenge, adventure, and teamwork.