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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Laura Schoenbaum

Assistant Director, Admissions

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I spent my high school summers as a camper and counselor at a backcountry camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

That’s where I learned that I was as fearless and capable as any of the boys. By the time I got to college, I was ready for anything. My husband and I have been dedicated bikers and hikers for years, and now I also know how it feels to be the parent of an Overland student and leader. It helps me at work to have experienced these kinds of adventures from so many perspectives.

I’ve been living Overland vicariously through my son and daughter for years — between the two of them they have been on 12 trips as campers, and my daughter has spent three summers leading trips — and I love being a part of it. I’ve been at Overland for seven years, and each year, I feel just as excited as they do about next summer’s possibilities.

I love our mission here — sending kids on trips that I know will be life changing for them.