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

Available

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

Limited

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.

Call

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.

Questions?

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

Joel Berdie Banner

Joel Berdie

Hometown: Golden, Colorado
College: Tufts University

Since 2016, I have worked as a case manager for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Originally from Golden, Colorado, I graduated from Tufts University in 2015. I was involved in a wide array of activities across academics, arts and athletics. I was a Dean’s List student as a psychology major and a communications and media studies minor. I played varsity and club lacrosse, was a DJ on the campus radio station, choreographed and danced in multiple student dance groups, taught English as a second language and was a two-time trip leader of the Tufts Wilderness Orientation program. While in college, I studied abroad in Valparaíso, Chile, and conducted an ethnographic research project about youth sports participation and healthy living in Chile. Before working for Colorado Coalition, I lived in Galicia, Spain, working as an English teacher and volunteering in my community’s Red Cross organization with the homeless population. In Denver, I enjoy mountain biking, backpacking and skiing as well as finding live music and good food with family and friends.

In 2015, I led Alaska Service; in 2016, I led Field Studies Patagonia; and in 2019, I led Field Studies Tanzania. During all three trips, I loved witnessing how students surprised themselves by gradually growing more autonomous. When our groups were challenged, we all exceeded our mental and physical expectations. A high from this summer was when we started our game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater and were greeted by a spectacular sunrise with the clouds hanging just below the rising sun, making for an incredible start to our surreal day seeing all the animals.