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 Challenge

Hike & Climb California!

Hike the Sierras & Climb Mount Shasta!

Every Overland trip is a carefully crafted series of challenges with clearly defined goals. Sierra Challenge is no exception. In the Sierras, the hiking offers brilliant sunshine and big views. On the American River, the rafting is exciting. And, then there’s Shasta: 14,000 feet of volcanic beauty just waiting to be climbed! At trip end, we’ll stand atop Shasta and see the world in a new light!

Download the
Sierra Challenge Itinerary
for all of the details!
"My favorite part of the trip was getting to meet kids from all over the country. I made life-long friendships. "

Mackenzie S.


"Errol had a great experience. It was a time of personal growth and an opportunity to gain more confidence in himself as well as meet great leaders who are good role models."

Melinda R.