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.

Northwest Expedition

Explore the magic and mystery of the Pacific Northwest.

In the Pacific Northwest, everything is big, and bold, and beautiful.

There’s something special about the Northwest — perhaps that’s why it has inspired so much local lore. As you travel among pines and foggy islands, you’ll be sure to hear stories of magic and monsters.

But more importantly, you’ll make your own stories. You’ll backpack through the Cascade mountains, playing games while passing by roaring rivers and through stately trees. You’ll kayak around the San Juan Islands, spotting wildlife and swapping stories on foggy beaches.

Along the way, you’ll have one another. A small group, no more than 12 students, and two caring, capable leaders: what more could you want? You’ll spend your days getting to know one another through games and stories, long days on the trail and relaxing nights at camp. Together, you’ll explore the best of the Pacific Northwest.

But at the end of the day, it’s not about the landscape. It’s about the memories you make, and the friendships that form, and the stories you tell when you get back home. For three weeks, your group becomes your family, and the bonds you form will last long beyond the boundaries of a single summer.

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.