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 Maine

Through service, we’ll discover the many faces of Maine.

Meaningful engagement and active exploration: discovering the many faces and facets of Maine.

Beauty coexists with poverty; challenge coexists with hope. Maine offers stunning landscapes, but also invites us to explore the challenges its communities face.

We’ll start with work in community gardens and on local farms, learning about food systems and food access. We will partner with a teen agriculture program to deliver produce to food pantries close by — a perfect opportunity to build relationships and better understand the community where we are living and working.

We’ll then make our way north toward Baxter State Park, stopping to canoe on the Penobscott River for two days before we arrive. At Baxter State Park, we’ll hike, camp, and improve the grounds of the park. Light construction will push us to work as a team to enhance the park and make it more accessible to hikers for years to come — and along the way we’ll enjoy hiking and camping, having fun and making friends.

Having gained strength, experience, and closeness as a group, we’ll undertake a challenge hike of Mount Katahdin. Katahdin is the tallest peak in Maine and also marks the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. It’s a big undertaking, but one we’ll be ready for.

At trip end, we’ll look back on two weeks of stewardship and awareness, teamwork and accomplishment in Maine. We’ll have discovered the many faces and facets of the state, and we’ll be eager to continue to learn and explore the needs of other communities — whether that means engagement close to home or much farther afield.

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.