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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Annika Noren

Assistant Director, Admissions

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I was born in Sweden, immigrated to the US when I was two.

To this day, I continue to speak, read and write Swedish. It was so much fun when I spent time with my same-aged cousins. We’d fish for small crabs on the rocky coast, go boating, swim in the frigid Atlantic, hike the coastline – just spend time outside. There was definitely no television watching – we had limited shower facilities and used outhouses, but it was so much fun. When I was young my parents would send me to Sweden for the summers to stay with my relatives. I know the feelings of an “unaccompanied minor traveling alone” very well! 

My dad is so dear to me and has always spent time with me outdoors. He taught me to downhill and cross country ski and he got me into running. I ran cross country and studied mechanical engineering in college. 

I’m the mom of four who chaperoned and volunteered all the time in the schools. During this period of time, I ran numerous half marathons, 2 full marathons and participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge for 9 years. The PMC is a weekend event in August where we bike almost 200 miles from Wellesley to Provincetown MA to raise money for cancer research at Dana Farber. It was a life-altering experience.

I’m really excited to be working with Overland on something so cool like hiking across America and Europe!