As any Overland student knows, preparing for an outdoor adventure trip can be a bit nerve wracking. Whether you’re embarking...
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to hearing from you.
The Joy is in the Challenge
Sleeping in a tent for the first time. Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Ordering food at a traditional French market. Learning to cook over a camp stove. Painting a mural at a school in Costa Rica. Riding your bike from Georgia to Southern California.
With so many different trips to discover, every Overland experience is unique. The mix of students, the carefully-selected leaders, and the trip itinerary vary to build something special and distinct. But the true constant of every Overland trip is challenge: asking more of the group and allowing them to show what they can achieve with hard work and their peers’ support.
For some trips, the challenge is physical: American Challenge (bike across the United States); Alpine Challenge (hike the Alps and summit the Mettelhorn); Field Studies Peru (trek to Machu Picchu).
For other trips, the challenge lingers below the surface: Writing & Hiking New England (sharing a piece you’ve written with the group for feedback); Yellowstone Teton Adventure (whitewater rafting on the Snake River); Language & Service Costa Rica (collaborating with students and teachers in a language you’re still working to master).
But on every trip, beyond the highlights of the itinerary, there are unexpected challenges that will make a lasting impression. The challenge of waiting until everyone in the group has been served to say “cheers” and dig in to dinner. The challenge of being away from home — maybe for the first time. The challenge of getting along with group members who may have very different backgrounds and experiences than your own.
Every Overland student — from 10-year-olds on an introductory trip to 18-year-olds about to start college — leaves their trip with the confidence that comes from conquering an experience they didn’t think they could. Every student ends the summer knowing they can push themselves, take risks, and lean on the group — and that no great accomplishment comes without challenge. These are the lessons that last well beyond an Overland teen summer adventure camp, and they’re the common thread across our 46 trip offerings and countless group adventures. Whether you’re sleeping in a tent for the first time or summiting Kilimanjaro, the joy is in the challenge.
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