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 Colorado

High country service and hiking.

Service, friends, and fun in Colorado’s high country.

Volunteering in the Rockies — on the trail and at a community-supported farm — multiplies the value of our service projects as the beauty of the landscape naturally leads to feelings of connection to the land and to those you share it with.

Perched at 10,152 feet, Leadville, Colorado, is a dynamic, high-alpine community in the heart of the Rockies. Leadville serves as an ideal base for two weeks of active exploration and meaningful environmental engagement. We’ll help a local conservation group in its efforts to provide healthy affordable food options for the Leadville community. Next we will focus on trail-building and reconstruction, partnering with a professional trail crew with the help of local volunteers and learning new skills as we work to improve Leadville’s trail system. As we gain confidence on the trail and grow closer as a group, we’ll see the power of our combined efforts and feel the accomplishment of making a lasting impact.

When our work is done, we’ll venture into the backcountry. We’ll explore Colorado’s rugged alpine landscapes, traversing spectacular passes with views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. The backcountry offers us the opportunity to be fully present in our surroundings and with our group–it’s Overland at its best. Our three days in the backcountry will also give us the chance to use the trails we’ve helped build and reconstruct for so many hikers.

Next, we’ll hit the water for a two-day rafting excursion out of Buena Vista. With professional guides at the helm, we’ll explore a section of the Arkansas River through Brown’s Canyon. Dynamic and fun, our time on the water will provide us with a new perspective on the Colorado landscape.

At trip end, we’ll look back on two weeks of environmental engagement and exploration. More than that, though, we’ll have felt and shared the satisfaction of working together towards a common goal. With our trip mates and leaders, we’ll have made a lasting and important impact on the land we explored — and we’ll have made lasting and important friendships with each other.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672

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