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 Explorer

Two incredible weeks out West.

The American West — beautiful and legendary — for two weeks of exploration, friendship, and fun.

Day hikes to stunning, rocky vistas. A backcountry hike designed for first-time backpackers. Rafting on the thrilling Arkansas River. A challenge hike with a view. What more could you want?

There’s an irresistible draw to the West: it’s open, big, and beautiful. It looms large in our collective imagination. But how do you experience it? For over 30 years, we’ve answered that question with a small number of carefully crafted trips.

Rocky Mountain Explorer offers two spectacular weeks out West. The trip is perfectly paced: start with day hikes, move to a backcountry hike, then go rafting. And then, at the end of the trip, when skills and fitness are at their finest, we head to a peak for a final challenge. We will scramble towards the top and look out at the West and all of its beauty and grandeur.

As with every Overland trip, you’ll be in the capable, caring hands of two wonderful Overland leaders. We call them leaders, but they’re more than that, much more: they’re leaders, yes, but they’re also mentors, role models, and friends.

When you head home, you’ll take the West with you. The West will be a part of you — we know it will. And you’ll be back. We know that, too.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672