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.

Service & Hiking Alaska

Two weeks of outdoor service and fun!

In spectacular Alaska, spend two weeks serving and exploring.

Snowy peaks, glacial rivers, and wilderness that stretches to the horizon. Our aim on Service & Hiking Alaska is to engage deeply with environmental stewardship while growing closer and stronger as a group. We’ll rebuild trails outside Anchorage with a local trail crew, backpack the Chugach, and sea kayak the Passage Canal. At trip end, we’ll have a greater awareness and appreciation for the land and each other. We’ll have gained hard skills on the trail, and we’ll have also experienced the intangible — yet no less satisfying — feeling of coming together as a group over a shared purpose.

Download the
Service & Hiking Alaska Itinerary
for all of the details!
"The backpacking was so much fun, and I really enjoyed the service component."

Anna Catherine S.


"Victor had a fantastic time in Alaska. He bonded with the leaders and wants to pursue environmental science in college as a result of their influence. I'd call that a life-changing experience."

Maria E.