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.

Alpine Explorer

Hike the best of Switzerland!

Two weeks in a mountain paradise!

Alpine Explorer has been carefully crafted to start with a series of beautiful day hikes near Gstaad, then a cruise on Lake Geneva, followed by a backpacking trip across the Bernese Oberland. The backpacking trip ends at the Blüemlisalp Hut — the high point of our trip. At every step along the way, we’ll stay in campgrounds with full facilities (and that means showers!). It all adds up to two terrific weeks of hiking in the Alps!

Download the
Alpine Explorer Itinerary
for all of the details!
"I loved hiking by the glaciers because it was difficult yet very fun and rewarding. I also loved exploring nearby towns. All of the leaders I had were wonderful, funny, and caring. I love Overland! "

John M.


"We cannot believe how much we all grew because of this trip. As parents we had to step back and send her off. Isabelle came back with a new confidence about her. An amazing experience."

Jennifer R.