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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Josh Magnes

Hometown: North Hollywood, California
College: Colorado College

Going to school in Colorado has allowed me to explore the diverse landscape and to develop a passion for sharing it with others.

Originally from North Hollywood, California, I am a junior at Colorado College, where I major in molecular biology and minor in philosophy. On campus, I am participating in research to find new mutant bacteria and novel antibiotics. Outside of class, I am the goalie for the club soccer team, a member of the student organization for sexual safety on campus, and an executive committee member of my fraternity. Also, I am a backcountry leader with the outdoor education department and a Wilderness First Responder who is working towards my EMT certification. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, exploring the outdoors, and watching the latest TV shows.

In 2019, I led Pacific Coast. My three summers as an Overland student helped shape who I am today, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to lead for Overland. As a leader, I have learned that things may not always go as planned, but with the right preparation and attitude, you can always have a great time. My Overland students were wonderful.