Open Sky Wilderness Therapy inspires people to learn and live in a way that honors values and strengthens relationships. Field guides at Open Sky work with adolescent and young adult students in a wilderness setting to provide therapeutically rich environments in which students grow and thrive. We seek guides who are passionate about learning and growing in this work. Open Sky operates 365 days per year in the beautiful San Juan mountains of Colorado and desert canyons of Utah.
Becoming a Field Guide at Open Sky is competitive. We look for guides who have a variety of skills and experiences. Our guides share a passion for teaching and being positive role-models for our students. We’ve found that successful guides are able to persevere through adversity and seek out feedback and growth opportunities.
Beyond this, there is not a “standard” guide profile; our guides bring with them a wildly varied background. We have guides who are in recovery from addiction, have worked as classroom teachers, residential counselors, Peace Corps volunteers, environmental science educators, Outward Bound or National Outdoor Leadership School instructors, and as guides at other wilderness therapy programs. In addition, many of our guides practice and teach yoga, meditation, or other mindfulness techniques.