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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Reis Becker

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
College: University of Michigan

During my junior year of college, I studied abroad in New Zealand, where I took advantage of all of the incredible hiking opportunities and road trip adventures the beautiful country has to offer.

Originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, I graduated in 2019 from the University of Michigan with a degree in international studies and political science. At Michigan, I had the pleasure of writing for the Michigan Journal of International Affairs, and I was a member of the men’s club golf team. Also, I was a part of MUSIC Matters, which is a group that helps raise money for the community through charity events and concerts. During the last two summers, I interned in Toronto and Singapore, which fueled my love for exploring new places and new cultures as well as meeting new people. In my free time, I love to play golf, play basketball, and listen to music.

In 2016, I led the Blue Ridge Explorer, and in 2019, I led Field Studies Costa Rica. As a former Overland student and a current leader, I appreciate that Overland students are incredibly courageous and are willing to work together to tackle any challenge.