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 Explorer

In Alaska, everything’s just a little more wild.

Backpack the Chugach and explore glacial lakes tucked between mountains. Sea kayak past glaciers in Prince William Sound. Hike through the Kenai Mountains and spot wildlife in Resurrection Bay. Explore the best of Southcentral Alaska.

They call Alaska the Last Frontier, and it’s for good reason. It’s far — really far — and because of that it feels different. Really different. The Last Frontier inspires a sense of adventure, a feeling of discovery when you step into its lush forests or along its jagged coastline. And it’s fun, too. Being far away means more to explore, more new experiences to gain, and more fun to be had.

Even when you’re far away, your group becomes your family. Whether encouraging each other over a mountain pass with incredible views of the Turnagain Arm, pitching in to cook an amazing meal on a black sand beach, or falling asleep in Alaska’s midnight sun, your group will be there with you every step of the way. And then there are your leaders, who guide and support you as you challenge yourself.

Hike over lush tundra, backpack to glacial lakes, and kayak beside harbor seals. See stunning mountains with traces of their winter snow, explore the Kenai Mountains along a historic trail, and paddle through Resurrection Bay. There’s always more: more to explore, more to learn, and more of that amazing stir fry you just made.

A taste of everything Alaskan. While Alaska may be far away, the friends you make and the experiences you’ll share will make the Last Frontier feel like home.

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.