“Go forth under the open sky and listen to nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant
After nearly six years of operation, serving hundreds of families from around the country and throughout the world, we are excited to offer unique programs for alumni students, parents and friends.
To support past as well as future families, Open Sky is pleased to announce the creation of our Alumni Portal. The Alumni Portal allows access to our recorded educational webinars (presented by members of our leadership and clinical team), the slideshows presented with them, educational documents and Open Sky tool reminders, and invitations to our every other week live webinars. To access the Alumni Portal, we ask for a (suggested) $100.00 yearly donation to the Sky's The Limit Fund. Sky's the Limit is a non-profit organization that provides grants for wilderness therapy programs. Open Sky and other programs affiliated with Sky's the Limit then match those donations and many young people are able to get the help they so desperately need. All donations are tax deductible.
To make a donation and gain access to the alumni portal, please visit Sky's the Limit's Donation Page and enter "Open Sky Alumni" in the "My donation should be directed to" box. Within a week, you'll receive an email outlining how to access the alumni portal. *Should a donation not be possible for you at this time, please email Martha directly.
Examples of Webinars Available on the Alumni Portal Include:Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults: What it Looks Like and What Helps, presented by Dr. Joanna Bettmann Shaefer Mindfulness and Clinical Treatment by Norman Elizondo
Boundaries, Manipulation, and Love: Effective Parenting, presented by Jonathan Mitchell
Stages of Change: Understanding Your Loved One's Process in Wilderness Therapy, by Dr. Paul Case
Social Media Support and Community
This past summer, we entered the world of social media with accounts on twitter: @OpenSkyWild, Tumblr, and an Open Sky Facebook page and alumni groups. Our groups have expanded to include one for past students and one for family members. Already very active, these groups are an online space for former Open Sky students and family members to connect with each other, access resources, and build an on-line community of like minded people who've had similar experiences in wilderness therapy. We hope you'll join us.
Alumni Visits and Customized Experiences
Need an Open Sky "tune up"? Looking for a way to deepen your connection or share your experience of Open Sky with other family and friends? Open Sky offers alumni visits and custom-tailored opportunities for individuals, small groups, families, friends. We create experiences to fit your needs. Open to alumni parents, students, and friends. Learn more.