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 beautiful sections of the AT.

Hike the Best of the AT!

Tackle 4,000-foot peaks, traverse the Presidential Range, and hike to the summit of 6,288-foot Mount Washington. At trip end, 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 part of the trail. It’s the AT distilled to its most spectacular, most rewarding essence.

Download the
Appalachian Trail Expedition Itinerary
for all of the details!
"My leaders were absolutely amazing. They handled everything with grace and patience."

Lia B.

New Jersey

"We like how the trips are run with small groups and no cell phones. The leaders promote inclusivity of all the kids on each trip. The locations are amazing, and the trips are challenging both physically and mentally."

Katy K.