Open Sky is excited to announce that we are expanding the Family Quest intensive and making it available to alumni families! At Open Sky, we understand that the experience, needs, and goals of each family are unique and dynamic and that facilitating meaningful growth requires an individualized approach and ongoing support. The Alumni Family Quest will help families build upon and enhance the journey they began at Open Sky so they may live their lives with strength and intention.
Below, we’ve provided a snapshot of who can participate in Alumni Family Quest, why alumni families might consider embarking on one, and how they can sign up.
The opportunity to participate in Alumni Family Quest is available to any family who has been through the Open Sky program, whether they graduated one or ten years ago. Families do not need to have participated in Family Quest during their initial stay to be eligible for Alumni Family Quest.
The Alumni Family Quest experience is customized to the family’s needs and goals and builds on their prior Open Sky experience. Some reasons why a family might choose to attend Alumni Family Quest include:
Open Sky encourages families to think outside the box as they consider their inspiration for Alumni Family Quest and what they would like to get out of the experience.
“In addition to providing a reunion and celebration of time spent together, the experience is meant to honor each unique family, how far they have come, and what they’ve been learning along the way,” says Family Services Director Matthew Krugh. “It is meant to help families take stock and assess where they are, how they got there, and what they want to do moving forward.”
Families who are interested in signing up for an Alumni Family Quest complete an application process and initial consultation with Open Sky’s Family Services Director to determine eligibility and reasons for the Quest. If the family meets the criteria for a Quest, they will be matched with a therapist in Family Services based on their specific situation and goals. Leading up to the Quest, the therapist will schedule a series of calls with the family to help them prepare for the experience so they can make the most of their time together in wilderness. After completing their Alumni Family Quest, the family will also receive follow-up communication to further support the experience and help them integrate post-Quest lessons and objectives.
Are you and your family interested in signing up? Click here to learn more and submit a form of interest!