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.

Appalachian Trail Expedition

Backpack one of the most rugged and beautiful sections of the AT.

Make your mark on the Appalachian Trail.

Hike the best of the AT—tackle 4,000-foot peaks, traverse the Presidential Range, hike to the summit of 6,288-foot Mount Washington, and raft the Deerfield River.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is the stuff of dreams. But few people have six months to spend hiking. So here’s what we do: over the course of two weeks, we hike what is arguably the most dramatic and physically-challenging part of the trail. We tackle 4,000-foot peaks, including part of the Presidential Range and Mount Washington. It’s the AT distilled to its most spectacular, most rewarding essence.

On the trail, we’ll see great beauty and learn a lot, too. We’ll start north of Hanover, New Hampshire, where the views begin to open up. As we tackle the long days of hiking on challenging terrain, we will learn about backcountry camping, navigation, and Leave No Trace practices. We’ll cross paths with AT thru-hikers and become integrated into the trail’s unique culture. With each mile covered, we will become closer, sharing stories, laughter, and fun. As much as the beauty and the learning, the camaraderie counts.

Your Overland leaders will take care of you. They want this to be the best two weeks of your summer — maybe even your entire year. They will support and encourage you, guide and teach you. Every step of the way.

From the top of Mount Washington, we’ll look back proudly on all we have accomplished. But the Appalachian Trail Expedition is more than just hiking. It’s great hiking and amazing beauty, certainly, but just as importantly it’s fun and friendships, it’s sharing something you enjoy doing with others in a spirited, enthusiastic, positive Overland group.

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.