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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Rikki Borkowski

Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey
College: Colgate University

Studying environmental geology has deepened my passion for the natural world and the power it has to unite and teach us.

Originally from Chatham, New Jersey, I am a junior at Colgate University. Majoring in geology in upstate New York certainly has its perks: the proximity to the Adirondacks allows me to take a hands-on approach to science. At Colgate, I am a member of the women’s rowing team which competes at the Division I level. Rowing has taught me discipline and teamwork skills that I could never have thought possible. During my junior year of high school, I spent a semester at the Island School on island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. This is where I started to understand my impact on the earth, as well as the idea of place-based learning. In the winter, I love to snowboard; and in the summer, I enjoy anything in the ocean, especially scuba diving.

In 2019, I led Blue Ridge Adventure and Maine Coast Explorer. Overland students are fascinating. They come on trips to learn, to make new friends, and to be challenged. Also, they learn from each other and conquer fears together.