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.

Alaska Expedition

Hike, raft, and kayak the best of Alaska.

Alaska is big and bold and beautiful.

Backpack the Chugach, catching glimpses of Denali and the Alaska Range. Raft the exciting Nenana River. Sea kayak past glaciers in Prince William Sound. Three weeks of adventure in Alaska.

Alaska is far away. Really far. To get to Anchorage from Overland’s home base in Williamstown, Massachusetts, you head northwest — it’s pretty much a straight shot — for over 4,000 miles. And because it’s far, it’s different. Really different, really wild, really beautiful, and really, really fun. When you’re in Alaska, it’s pretty clear you’re not at home anymore.

But even when you’re far away, when you’re with an Overland group, it feels like home in a lot of important ways. First and foremost, there are your Overland leaders. They are there to guide you, care about you, support you, and encourage you. Then there’s your group: they become like a second family to you and share in every moment of this great adventure.

Hike over mossy tundra, past glacial lakes, and beside rushing rivers. Climb above tree line below snowcapped mountains, explore the Kesugi Ridge with views of Denali and the Alaska Range, raft the Nenana River, and sea kayak Prince William Sound. There’s a lot to do, to explore, to experience.

A uniquely Alaskan adventure with a newfound family of friends. Sounds to us like it’s worth the trip. No matter how far from home it might be.

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Chugach National Forest.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672

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Overland offers introductory, hiking, language, and service programs domestically and abroad for students in 4th through 12th grade.