“Go forth under the open sky and listen to nature’s teachings.” — William Cullen Bryant Open Sky assists early adolescents, adolescents, and young adults struggling with difficult challenges and life circumstances. Nestled in the mountains of southwest Colorado and the canyon country of southeast Utah, the Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family. We provide a life-changing opportunity to discover and create a healthy life that is an intelligent and authentic expression of one’s true nature. We invite you to explore our comprehensive website to learn more about the Open Sky experience.
Open Sky transcends traditional wilderness therapy by delivering an experience greater than the sum of its parts: treatment for the whole family, a powerful and transformative experience, a focus on total health and well-being, and an unyielding belief that everyone has the capacity to thrive.
Family is the centerpiece of the Open Sky program experience. Research has proven that a student’s success is proportional to the involvement and growth of the student’s family. Open Sky provides the most comprehensive family experience available in wilderness therapy led by a team of dedicated clinical professionals.
At Open Sky, our work is to create space where people can identify, honor, and celebrate their unique strengths, challenges, gifts, and talents. As an organization and as individuals, we are committed to fostering a respectful, welcoming, and equitable environment for people of all backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and other diverse backgrounds and experiences. All are equal. All are welcome to come as they are. We are kind and thoughtful in our interactions. We understand that a culture of respect, where diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just words but actions, requires ongoing learning and development, to which we are wholeheartedly committed.
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BY: Open Sky Alumni Parent
BY: Julia Lehr, MSSW, LCSW, AMFT | Clinical Therapist | Early Adolescent Girls
BY: The Open Sky Team
BY: Open Sky Family Services Team
BY: The Open Sky Team
― Alumni Parent, 2016