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.

Martha Boben Banner

Martha Boben

Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
College: Bowdoin College

At Bowdoin College, I ran four seasons of varsity cross country and served as a captain of the team senior year.

Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I graduated from Bowdoin in 2019 with a major in earth and oceanographic science (EOS) and a minor in mathematics. As an EOS major, I traveled to Iceland on a department field seminar in the summer of 2017. I researched marine phytoplankton using fluorescence as a Doherty Coastal Studies Research Fellow at Bowdoin in the summer of 2018. At Bowdoin, I sang soprano in a co-ed a cappella group, Ursus Verses, and led my group as business director senior year. I was involved in the Bowdoin Outing Club (BOC) as a trip leader and part of the leader instructor training team that mentors new BOC leaders. I was elected BOC officer my senior year and worked to coordinate weekly trips and plan on campus events at the BOC. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder and a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Outdoor Educator course. I enjoy competing in Olympic distance triathlons in the summer. In my free time, I love skiing, playing soccer, swing dancing, and polar-plunging.

In 2017, I led Mountains & Sea Adventure, and in 2019, I led Alaska Expedition. I love leading for Overland because Overland students are compassionate, resilient, adventuresome, and ready for a challenge.