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.


Sue Strizzi

Assistant Director, Admissions

Email Sue

I have loved being outdoors since I was young.

My fondest memories of the outdoors are of camping in the White Mountains or bundled up for a walk on the beach in Maine after a snowstorm. Treasure hunting on adventures like these sparks my curiosity about the world around me. Curiosity in the outdoors brought me to teaching 8th-grade science for the past 26 years. I find joy when a student has an “Ah-Ha” moment after an observation discovery.

My son’s experience on an Overland trip, and the Overland stories my students shared with me, led me to a job with Overland. I enjoy working with an impressive group of talented and thoughtful people who offer outdoor adventures for young people. What could be better than creating an opportunity for students to observe the world around them?