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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Belle Buroker

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
College: Pitzer College

In high school, I spent 100 days living and learning at the Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas; the experience fostered my love of the outdoors and the oceans and got me interested in outdoor and experiential education.

Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, I am a junior at Pitzer College. I plan to major in organismal biology and minor in Spanish. Outside of the classroom, I am a defender on the Pomona-Pitzer women’s varsity lacrosse team. I am also active in Pitzer Outdoor Adventures, Pitzer’s outdoors club. In 2018, I co-led a freshman orientation camping trip where we hiked and kayaked around Catalina Island. In my free time, I love to be outdoors and in the water. Some of my favorite recent adventures have included a weekend trip to Joshua Tree National Park and surfing with friends.

In 2019, I led Mountains & Sea Adventure and New England Explorer. I love leading for Overland because I get to share my love of the outdoors with other young people. My Overland groups taught me that taking on challenges and working together makes us stronger, and I want to continue to spread this message to my students in 2020!