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

Available

This departure of this trip has good availability. Apply as soon as possible since availability changes quickly.

Limited

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.

Call

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.

Questions?

Call (413.458.9672) or email (info@overlandsummers.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

Maine Coast Explorer

Hike, backpack, and paddle coastal Maine.

Maine offers all we could ever want in an explorer trip.

Explore Maine’s coast and mountains: sea kayak and camp on Hurricane Island, backpack the White Mountains, and hike Mount Katahdin.

We’ll start with a backpacking trip in the White Mountains. It’s important to get moving, to get working, to get to know one another. Hiking on the trail — away from distractions — will give us the chance to do all of these things (and have fun and make friends in the process!).

Then it’s off to Hurricane Island. Maine’s mid-coast islands are quintessential Maine: rocky, forested, lightly populated, and surrounded by deep, cold, and clear water. On Hurricane Island, we’ll explore the island by foot, rock climb, and study Leave No Trace principles — how to travel lightly, leaving no indication we’ve been there.

Near Camden, we’ll kayak and then head to Katahdin. Kayaking with guides is an ideal way to experience coastal Maine — it’s a beautiful, fun change of pace. After a day of kayaking, we’ll hike to the top of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain and the peak where the Appalachian Trail ends. This is the challenge our group has been preparing for since our first days together. This is where we will put it all together.

In the end, Maine Coast Explorer is about more than the activities, more than the places. Just as with every Overland trip, Maine Coast Explorer is about the challenges and the accomplishments, the friendships and the fun.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672

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Overland offers introductory, hiking, biking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in 4th through 12th grade.