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.

Andes Challenge

The world's best high mountain trekking.

Three weeks in Ecuador’s high country!

Three treks, three different landscapes. After a few days of day hikes in Otavalo, a small city north of Quito, we’ll head south to begin our treks. The first trek will take us through rolling farmland and deep canyons as we make our way to the top of the Quilotoa Crater. Then, we’ll spend three days on the Inca Trail. Our final challenge is the Vicuña Trek: we’ll reach an altitude of 15,748 feet as we circumnavigate Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador (20,548 feet). On Andes Challenge, the terrain will push you, and the beauty will amaze you!

Download the
Andes Challenge Itinerary
for all of the details!
"We love Overland, the leaders, the families, the mission, and the personal growth we see in our children year after year."

Sally Wolfanger

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania