At Open Sky we are consistently thinking about how we can best support our students in their field experiences. As such, we foster a base camp experience for students in our early adolescent program to help them feel cozy and comfortable while maintaining the spirit of the wilderness experience.
To help us provide a supportive and welcoming environment for these younger students, we include certain items in our fall and winter base camp. Early adolescent students sleep on high-density foam pads with soft and colorful microfiber sheets. Sand mats line the floor of the wall tents for added comfort and cleanliness. Students also have camping chairs from Crazy Creek to use when they are in group sessions or simply sitting around a crackling campfire. These amenities not only enhance comfort, but also provide a rich clinical opportunity. Students practice managing responsibilities as they are tasked with keeping their items neat and clean throughout the week.
Open Sky is dedicated to providing high-quality clinical programming in our early adolescent program as well as ensuring our students feel supported and nurtured during this transformative time in their young lives. This foundation of care allows them to step into the best parts of themselves, ready and willing to meet whatever challenges come their way.