Thank you to our 2017 ARHE Skiathon sponsors.

All of these organizations and individuals understand the important role that collegiate recovery students and programs serve in the continuum of care, and are champions of the collegiate recovery movement.  Thank you for supporting this unique event and helping us to provide scholarships, so as many students can attend as possible.

Event Host:

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is a national leadership organization dedicated to empowering collegiate recovery programs and professionals to support students in recovery. The non-profit provides education, advocacy and development expertise to help grow and sustain the availability of collegiate recovery programs across the nation, with an emphasis on connection and collaboration. The ARHE envisions a collegiate culture that embraces recovery where students can find academic success while being supported in their recovery and valued for their dedication to health and wellbeing, and contributions to the campus community.


Host Colleges:

Founded in 2013, the University of Colorado Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) provides a safe environment, supportive sober community, and recovery support services for students in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors on the CU-Boulder campus. The Center is also open to all those who live a sober lifestyle, not just those in recovery, and to anyone in the Boulder community seeking support resources. The CUCRC provides a student lounge, sober social events, weekly discussion groups, space for recovery groups to meet on campus, peer mentor and orientation program, and individualized recovery coaching. Sober campus housing is also available, along with partial scholarships and student leadership positions.  The program is part of a growing Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) on the CU Boulder campus that provides a full continuum of support for students in or seeking recovery so they can be successful at CU.


In 2011 the Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) was founded to help students in recovery from alcohol and other addictions. The CRC is a program within Student Affairs that provides various types of support, and is located in rooms 105 and 106 of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

The Penn State CRC:

  • Communicates a message of hope
  • Links students with recovery-related services and persons in recovery, including fellow students
  • Supports the university’s academic mission by pairing education and recovery
  • Facilitates the development of healthy and sustainable habits of mind, body, and spirit
  • Supports lifelong recovery by providing a Penn State community committed to helping students, even after they graduate


Founding Sponsors – thank you for your vision and leadership in making the ARHE Skiathon a reality, and for your ongoing support of the collegiate recovery movement and students in recovery.

Life of Purpose is the first primary care treatment center located on a college campus in the United States. We specialize in the treatment of young adults, age 17 and older, whose education has been disrupted by substance use. We provide a framework for success in recovery and purpose in life through specialized, academically focused substance use disorder treatment™. At Life of Purpose, we offer primary and intensive outpatient treatment, academically focused aftercare, and recovery housing. This model offers the real-world exposure and the tools necessary for growth and the development of young adults.


In the fall of 2012, Stacie Mathewson initiated a collegiate grant program known as Transforming Youth Recovery to assist universities in developing or expanding existing recovery support services to help each university establish institutionally accepted, financially sustainable collegiate recovery programs. Transforming Youth Recovery has now funded over 125 grants at campuses across the country, resulting in an increase in the number of established or emerging collegiate recovery programs from approximately 35 in 2012 to over 160 today. Through Transforming Youth Recovery, we support educators, parents and community members in helping students in recovery thrive in the fullness of everyday life. We invite you to join our growing network of individuals, professionals and organizations as we work together to create viable solutions and leading edge programs that save lives and change public perceptions of addiction and recovery, one community, one school and one student at a time. Applications are currently open for Seeds of Hope and Bridging The Gap grants on our website,, These $10,000 college and community college grants are open to any new or emerging collegiate recovery programs.


AIM House is an individualized, young adult transitional program, designed for the individual who is transitioning from residential treatment centers, primary treatment, wilderness programs, and therapeutic boarding schools. For over 18 years, AIM House has grown from a small program with a few participants and staff to a thriving therapeutic and mentoring community serving more than 50 young adults across two residential locations. AIM House offers a comprehensive approach with mentoring, recovery support, integrative psychiatry, outdoor programs, academic tutoring, and creative labs in collaboration with madelife, a creative accelerator program offering music production, digital design, photography and entrepreneurial apprenticeships. By providing clear structure, realistic expectations, and a strong peer community, AIM House gives individuals the opportunity to discover how capable and resourceful they truly are.

Headquartered in Franklin, TN, Summit Behavioral Healthcare‘s mission is to help our clients attain their full potential. We aim to achieve this mission by delivering quality and innovative chemical dependency and addiction disorder services in a caring and supportive environment. By consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients, Summit is recognized in the communities that we serve as the provider of choice for chemical dependency and addiction disorder services. These locations include The Ranch at Dove Tree, Willingway, and St. Joseph’s Institute, among many others.


Gold Sponsor – thank you for your support of the ARHE Skiathon and for your sponsorship of the Lakeside Student Lounge, AKA the skiathon “clubhouse.”


Origins Behavioral HealthCare provides a comprehensive continuum of individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs and recovery support services for adults, including those with co-occurring disorders. Origins’ treatment approach unites effective addiction medicine and evidence-based clinical strategies with a profound immersion in the timeless 12-Step experience. With centers nestled in tropical settings of South Padre Island in Texas, and West Palm Beach and Vero Beach in Florida, Origins Behavioral HealthCare offers clients a variety of focused treatment options as they arrive from all around the world to receive the extraordinary care provided by our professional staff. Origins delivers a highly-individualized, longer-term treatment experience that holistically nurtures the mind, body and spirit in the transformative process of recovery.


Fellowship Sponsors – thank you for supporting student scholarships and programming at the ARHE skiathon

Keystone Resort and Vail Resorts went above and beyond to help make the ARHE Skiathon a successful event for the students  — including donating a block lift tickets so as many students as possible could have fun on the mountain! Located in Summit County, Colorado and just 75 miles from Denver, Keystone is known as the ultimate family resort destination in Colorado, with more three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing, an in-bounds cat skiing program, and the industry’s-leading Kids Ski Free program. Vail Resorts, Inc. is renowned as the premier mountain resort company in the world, with 11 different resort locations.

Phoenix Multisport provided yoga mats from their Denver chapter for students to use at the ARHE skiathon, hand-delivered by Phoenix Multisport’s founder and CEO himself, Scott Strode, who was also one of the Keynote Speakers at the student summit. Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from a substance use disorder and those who choose to live sober. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.

Jaywalker Lodge offers relapse treatment immersion and transitional sober living programs in Colorado, for motivated men. Through education, individual and group therapy, mountain expeditions and daily 12-step meetings, our addiction recovery clients engage in a vital spiritual experience which is indispensable to personal growth and long-term sobriety. Jaywalker Lodge inspires men in early recovery to engage in an authentic journey of healing and self-discovery built upon personal accountability, deep and lasting friendships, and the belief that absolutely anything is possible in sobriety.

Alpha 180 is a national sober college fraternity where students live together and hang together. United in our common call to purpose, we thrive socially, academically, and in our recovery. Alpha 180 provides a safe space where like-minded college students in early recovery are able to live together, gather for social and recovery functions, and — most importantly — support one another in the relentless pursuit of joy, abundance, and life in sobriety.

Founded in November, 2005, CeDAR is The Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation, a premier substance use and co-occurring disorders provider of residential and outpatient treatment uniquely integrated into the University of Colorado Hospital, a nationally recognized academic medical center affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This partnership allows CeDAR to develop, implement and continually advance a highly specialized, multi-disciplinary treatment approach. CeDAR provides a full continuum of care including intensive, medically managed detoxification and stabilization, residential, day and intensive outpatient treatment, addiction psychiatry, recovery management and recovery support services. Our new Boulder Outpatient Treatment clinic includes a Collegiate Continuing Care Group that was developed to address unique needs of students struggling with substance use.


Caron is all about healing. We aim to transform lives impacted by addiction and substance use through proven, comprehensive and personalized behavioral healthcare solutions. We are dedicated to delivering evidence-based, gender-specific behavioral health and addiction programming, all while treating patients and families with the respect they deserve. United by compassion for every person who comes to us for help, we advocate for patients and families through personalized treatment and financial accessibility. Above all, we strive to ease the pain of addiction by restoring health, hope, spirituality and relationships, ultimately preparing individuals and families for lifelong recovery. Caron offers age-specific and gender-separate rehabilitation for teens, young adults, adults and seniors.

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues, with multiple treatment centers throughout the United States. In addition, ARS has two comprehensive web resources which feature in-depth information on addiction, treatment and the recovery process. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work.

Vive Family Support Program is a relational and experiential therapeutic support service for pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. With our unique approach and roots in the community, Vive works closely with families to offer insight, implement coping skills, and rebuild trust within the family system. Our goal is to ensure lasting positive change. Using a Family Systems approach, Vive provides two Family Coaches, both with masters or doctorate degrees in the mental health field. Vive believes working with the individual client, the client’s family members, and the family system as a whole is essential to the healing process.

Founded in 1922, Boulder Community Health (BCH) is a not-for-profit, integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. Our mission is to provide the safest and highest quality health care in an innovative, patient-centered environment. We strive to offer the latest medical innovations to meet the evolving needs of our growing communities. BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, surgery, primary care, emergency and trauma, urgent care, stroke care and neurology.


Harmony Foundation is a state-of-the-art, affordable, residential addiction treatment program in the Rocky Mountains just outside of Estes Park, Colorado. The program provides the foundation for sustained recovery from the disease of addiction, offering comprehensive treatment for adults and their family members. Clients and their families are welcomed into a collaborative and respectful treatment process that utilizes accepted best practices in addiction treatment. Harmony promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing, empowering our clients to embark upon the lifelong journey of recovery.

For more than two decades Sober Living in Delray has established itself as the premier recovery residence in the South Florida area (Est. in 1989). Our staff is dedicated to helping men and women recovering from addiction, available as guideposts to help clients on their paths to achieve serenity and maintain emotionally and spiritually balanced lives. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive, drug-free environment for recovering men and women who require a structured environment as they re-enter the workplace and community.


Student Sponsors – thank you for providing additional funding for scholarships so as many students could attend as possible:

Open Sky Wilderness

Sandstone Care

Collegiate Recovery Community at Palm Beach State College

Edwin M. Woltz / Woltz Law

Andrew and Tracey Roettger

and others who wish to remain anonymous.