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.

Rocky Mountain Expedition

Two weeks of mile-high adventure.

The Rocky Mountains rise dramatically from the Colorado plains.

In the span of 2 weeks, we’ll backpack, raft, and summit a 14er. Every step of the way, we’ll keep the focus on having fun and making friends.

Our approach is simple: take a great group of kids (and keep the group small—no more than 12), add two terrific Overland leaders (there to guide you, teach you, encourage you and support you) and go to a beautiful place. Once there, get out on the trail for hiking, rafting, and backpacking.

We’ll start by settling in, going for some day hikes, and acclimating. Next, we have three days of stunning backpacking through Colorado State Forest State Park, hiking through alpine meadows as we improve our backcountry skills and increase our fitness.

With three days of backpacking in the books, we’ll take some time off the trail for two days of whitewater rafting led by professional guides. As always, our Overland leaders — kind, caring, and capable — will help us transition from activity to activity, from stunning views to roaring rivers.

Our final day is a classic challenge: summiting a Colorado 14er. Standing at over 14,000 feet, we’ll look back on two weeks of challenge and accomplishments, laughter and smiles. You’ll have seen a beautiful part of the world, and you’ll have grown — as a hiker, teammate, leader, and friend.



Have a question about availability?

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