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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Elena Bird

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
College: Dartmouth College

As a student at Dartmouth College, I fell in love with ice–a passion that took me to Antarctica for six weeks of field research during the winter of 2017.

Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, I graduated from Dartmouth College in the spring of 2018 as an earth sciences major and Middle Eastern studies minor. I was involved in soil and ice research on campus and worked as a manager and trip leader for programs in the sustainability office. During my sophomore and junior years, I studied abroad in Morocco and completed a semester of geology fieldwork in Western North America. Since graduating, I have lived in various regions in the Middle East, and in a post-graduate fellowship through Dartmouth, I researched natural resource use and the way it affects societies culturally, politically, and environmentally.

In 2015, I was a member of Overland’s Support Staff and led two Berkshire Adventure trips; in 2018, I led Norway Explorer; and in 2019, I led Alpine Challenge. A high from the summer was having one of our students go from feeling incredibly homesick in the early days to embracing and jumping in fully to our trip.