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Open Sky Wilderness Therapy held its last graduation on February 14, 2024

A Heartfelt Farewell and Gratitude

We want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our extraordinary community from 2006 to 2024. Your support and involvement has been instrumental in helping thousands of Open Sky students and families find hope, healing, and connection.

Please reach out with updates, questions, or transcripts/records requests to: info@openskywilderness.com

We can’t say exactly what the future will hold, but are committed to carrying on the spirit of Open Sky and will share any updates in the future.
Thank you for your part in making our 18 remarkable years possible.

The Journey Begins Here

“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.

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Areas of Impact

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.

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Funding Treatment: Do You Know Your Options?

FUNDING TREATMENT: DO YOU KNOW YOUR OPTIONS?

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Learn more about available options for financing treatment at Open Sky.

529 Plan

529 PLAN FUNDING

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Earn college credits at Open Sky and use college savings to pay for treatment.

Insurance

INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT

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Depending on your plan’s allowable coverage, you may be reimbursed for a portion of to all program costs.

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING

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As a partner program of Sky’s the Limit Fund, Open Sky matches all scholarships granted to Open Sky families.

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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.

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A Culture of Respect

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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What We Do

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What We Do

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Where We Are

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Where We Are

Durango, Colorado boasts an average of 320 days of sunshine per year.

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Our Team

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Our Team

Meet our team of experienced and dedicated professionals.

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Why Open Sky

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Why Open Sky

Learn about why Open Sky is the best choice for you

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What's Happening At Open Sky

Get the latest news from Open Sky along with informative articles written by clinical and program team members.

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FALL AND WINTER COURSE AREA

As the seasons shift from summer to fall, base camp migrates from the high country of Southwest Colorado to the canyon country of Southeast Utah.