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.

Our Commitments

Here's what matters to us.

High Standards

Committed to our campers

Overland is committed to the well-being of our campers. A key component of this commitment is our accreditation by the nationally-recognized American Camp Association.

Two hikers rest a moment at the top of a mountain while on their Overland summer adventure program

Engaged Living

Committed to Merritt's legacy

Overland is committed to supporting Merritt’s Way and TextLess Live More, a student-led, peer-to-peer, national awareness campaign with a mission to end distracted driving permanently.

Everyone teenager is included on the summer hiking adventure with Overland

Financial Aid

Committed to broad access

Overland is committed to broad access to our trips through our financial aid program, Open Arms, and through our scholarship program, The Overland Summers Foundation100% of every dollar received benefits scholarship recipients.



All smiles while biking this summer on an adventure trip with Overland

Healthy Planet

Committed to sustainability

Overland is committed to sustainability. Our office is LEED Platinum certified, we bike and walk to work most days, and year-round we reduce/reuse/repair/recycle (and we compost!).

A group photographs the Pacific Coast as part of their adventure trip this summer

Vibrant Communities

Committed to giving back

Overland is committed to supporting our community. We donate tents and equipment, and we support local environmental and community initiatives.

Service work is important on this Overland trip's summer adventure program

Dynamic Staff

Introducing the Open Arms Fellowship

Overland is committed to broad access to our leader staff through extensive recruiting across the country and policies and practices that welcome and support all people. In 2023, we’ll continue to offer the Open Arms Fellowship to leaders who self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, from a low-income background, and/or other marginalized identities. Learn more about the Open Arms Fellowship here.

All in while on a teen adventure trip!

Learn More About Us

Our Story

For over 35 years, Overland has been more than simply a summer experience.

Our Story Says A Lot About Who We Are
Meet Our Team

Learn more about the people who work year-round to provide life-changing summer trips.

Meet Our Year Round Team
Teens take a summer kayaking trip on an adventure program with Overland.
The Overland Difference

Learn more about what we love about Overland.

Learn More About What Makes Us Different