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Oliver Svoboda, BS

Senior Guide

Oliver Svoboda has always been curious about wilderness. He studied environmental science in college and credits wilderness for saving his life. After going through inpatient therapy programs, he spent four months thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and then five months on the Pacific Crest Trail. Both experiences were very powerful for him.

As a field guide, Oliver uses his own life experience to relate to, understand, and have nonjudgmental conversations with students. He is enthusiastic about helping students be better humans in whatever area they choose. Oliver is a charismatic, compassionate, and powerful leader, as well as a good listener.

He enjoys fishing, thru-hiking, volunteering, seeing friends, going on adventures, and snowboarding.

About Open Sky

Since 2006, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy has been providing the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience. The Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family not just the adolescent or young adult, and the application of evidence-based clinical modalities with innovative, well-researched holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness.