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Admissions Details


Admissions Phone: 970-759-8324
Our compassionate and highly skilled admissions team is available to answer your questions and support you in making the best decision possible for yourself or your loved one.


Open Sky enrolls students 7-days per week, 365 days-per year. Emergency admits (within 24-hours of application) may also be accommodated.

Application and Enrollment Process

Once your application is received, Open Sky’s admissions team will conduct a comprehensive application review. Each applicant is thoroughly evaluated by our clinical and medical teams to determine appropriateness for the program. An admissions counselor will contact you regarding acceptance within 24 hours (in most cases). Upon acceptance, you will be asked to complete additional enrollment release forms in preparation for admission. Ready to apply?

Click here to access Online Application page.

Following review and approval of your application, you will need to complete some additional information for enrollment. At this stage, your Admissions Counselor will provide access to our online Enrollment Portal.

Cost and Length of Stay

The rate for participation in Open Sky’s program is $565 per day. Families can anticipate an average length of stay between 9 to 12 weeks.


Increasingly, families are reimbursed by insurance for a portion of program costs. The amount varies and depends on the insurance plan. Open Sky recommends working with these independent companies devoted to helping families to secure insurance reimbursement.

Denials Management
Tel: (866) 322-0787

Tel: (919) 294-9401

SJ Health Insurance Advocates
Tel: (973) 740-0023


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship and financing options may be available for qualified families. Please contact an admissions counselor for more information.

Open Sky is pleased to partner with Sky’s the Limit Fund, a non-profit organization that selectively awards scholarships to wilderness therapy students.

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Another available resource is American HealthCare Lending. With over $5 Billion funded and over 300,000 applicants serviced through their lenders, American Lending is a name and a program you can trust.

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American HealthCare Lending offers the following benefits:

  • Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
  • Term options out to 84 months (affordable monthly payments)
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast and easy application process
  • 100% Confidential