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.

Female team leader smiling in front of a tree while preparing for her teen summer adventure camp

Sarah Adler-Rephan

Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison

During my junior year of college, I studied abroad in New Zealand, completing an 80-day expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School; I fed a seven-foot eel, kayaked with penguins and hiked an active volcano.

Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in environmental studies and human development and family studies, and a minor in global health, graduating with honors and a leadership certificate in 2018. At UW-Madison, I volunteered for camp Kesem, a student-planned, -run and -funded summer camp for kids who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. I also worked in the UW-Preschool Lab teaching in a two- and three-year-old classroom and ran a middle school nature club. I was a facilitator for a student organization called ALPS (Adventure Learning Programs), leading high and low ropes courses and team building workshops. Throughout college, I spent my summers leading canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. I am Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard and Open Waterfront certified. I enjoy canoeing, sea kayaking and playing with my cat Smokey. Currently, I am working as an outdoor educator/environmental ed instructor at Stone Canyon Outdoor Edventures in Colorado.

In 2018, I led New England Adventure and Appalachian Trail Challenge. I love leading for Overland as it allows me to share my love of wilderness with incredible students and help them gain confidence and connection to others and the outdoors.