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.

Sierra Adventure

For two unforgettable weeks full of summer adventure, hike though wildflower-filled valleys, along pristine mountain lakes, and below granite peaks in California’s Sierra high country.

Explore California’s Sierra high country.

We’ll gather in San Francisco, then head east to spectacular Lake Tahoe. At Tahoe, we’ll hike and kayak — two ideal ways to explore this beautiful part of the world. Most Overland students will be new to kayaking, and our guides will teach us paddling strokes as we glide across Tahoe’s clear blue water. On the trail, we’ll hike high above the lake through stands of fragrant pine and past the last of the winter’s snow. As with everything at Overland, hiking is a group activity, with leaders at the front and rear, and frequent stops for water, snacks, and rest. The goal is to have fun, make friends, and develop skills and fitness while enjoying the Sierra sunshine.

After our time in Tahoe, we’ll enjoy a day of rafting on the American River — splashing and laughing our way down the river with professional guides at the helm. Rafting is a great way to experience the West, and the American River is perfect for us: there are fun rapids and long stretches of calm water. Beginners and experienced rafters alike will enjoy our time on the water.

To wrap up our Sierra adventures, we’ll travel to Yosemite to explore on foot one of the world’s most famous — and most beautiful — national parks. We can expect warm, sunny days and clear, cool nights — as nice as it gets for hiking and camping.

In San Francisco at trip end, we’ll celebrate all of our accomplishments, all of the fun we’ve had, and all of the friendships we’ve made in California’s rugged and beautiful mountains. Sierra Adventure offers the chance to see the West with an enthusiastic, adventurous group guided by caring, capable Overland leaders. All of the trip’s activities have been carefully chosen to suit 5th and 6th graders — it’s a great way to experience Overland.

Good Things to Know. The group is always small — no more than 12 students — and we always have carefully chosen and thoroughly prepared leaders. The itinerary is crafted to provide just the right mix of activities — the goal is to have every student love their Overland experience. The camping is in private campgrounds and state and national parks, all of which offer full facilities, including hot showers. Meals are wholesome, nutritious, and varied… and they’re fun group projects with input from everyone and lots of guidance from the leaders. Getting to and from the trip is a breeze: there are excellent flight options into San Francisco and we provide supervision on arrival and departure so that travel days go smoothly.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672