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.

Maine Coast Explorer

Hike, backpack, and paddle coastal Maine.

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

We’ll start with hiking in the White Mountains, building our fitness and skills. Near Camden, we’ll kayak Maine’s rocky coast, learning to paddle as we explore bays and coves. During our second week, we’ll take on a challenge hike to the top of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Maine Coast Explorer offers two weeks of great activities, beautiful places, the pride of shared accomplishments, and the fun of new friendships.

Download the
Maine Coast Explorer Itinerary
for all of the details!
"Meeting the leaders at drop off made me feel even more comfortable with the decision we made. They were mature, very well spoken, seemed kind and attentive. All of the feedback from Julia has been that the trip was very well organized, the leaders were very knowledgeable and prepared."

Josephine W.

New Jersey

"Zach had a wonderful time. The leaders were excellent. The staff was helpful and professional. The trip itself was expertly planned and executed. Great job!"

Jeff G.