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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Scott Batchelder

Hometown: Pennington, New Jersey
College: Colby College

Inspired by my Overland trips as a student, I climbed Mt. Rainier in Washington via the Emmons Glacier after graduating from high school.

Originally from Pennington, New Jersey, I am a senior at Colby College where I am an English and government double major and have made the Dean’s List. I am also an Eagle Scout and a member of the Colby Outing Club with whom I enjoy going for hikes and making maple syrup. I play on Colby’s ultimate Frisbee team and am a mentor for Colby Cares About Kids, a student mentoring program where Colby students mentor local elementary and middle school students. Last fall, I studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and in the fall of my sophomore year, I was a Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip leader for incoming first-year students. In my free time, I enjoy riding my bike, learning card tricks, and skiing.

In 2017, I led Berkshire Adventure and New England Adventure; in 2018, I led Cape Cod & the Islands; and in 2019, I led Vermont. One of the best moments from last summer occurred after my group completed their 43-mile challenge ride. I loved seeing the happiness and feelings of accomplishment on all of their faces as they realized that they were much more capable of overcoming obstacles than they had originally believed. As a leader, I aim to provide students with the same experiences I had when I was a student on Overland trips. I enjoy sharing my love for the outdoors and for Overland traditions with my groups.