2018 Collegiate Recovery Student Leadership Summit

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Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 04, 2018

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Keystone Lodge and Spa
22010 US-6
Keystone, CO 80435
United States

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until the 2018 Collegiate Recovery Student Leadership Summit

On behalf of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, we invite you to join us at the second annual ARHE Collegiate Recovery Student Leadership Summit in Keystone, Colorado on February 1st-4th, 2018. Over 200 students, staff and supporters from collegiate recovery programs and campuses all across the country are expected to come together to share their experiences in collegiate recovery with each other, and to have a truly epic adventure in recovery. The 2018 Student Summit will include leadership workshops, regional meetups, career and professional development sessions, student and alumni speakers, recovery meetings, and plenty of opportunities to have fun hitting the slopes, ice skating, snow tubing and connecting with other students at Keystone Resort.

Click here to read all about the 2017 ARHE Skiathon/Student Leadership Summit.

And click here to see the program and photos from last year’s Summit!

ARHE is dedicated to supporting students in recovery and collegiate recovery programs to create a campus culture that embraces recovery. We look forward to another meaningful and inspiring event that brings together students in recovery from all walks of life who are the heart and soul of the collegiate recovery movement.

Get ready to experience Collegiate Recovery in the Colorado Rockies!

Sam Randall CU Collegiate Recovery Center (Host School) and Summit Chair 303-492-9642 | samantha.randall@colorado.edu

ARHE Member Pricing: an individual with a current and active ARHE membership
Non-Member Pricing: an individual without an ARHE membership

ARHE Members Only –
Extra Early Bird (Until November 15th)
Early Bird
(Until December 15th)
(Until January 12th)
(After January 12th)

CRP Students

Includes head start on lodging reservations, free t-shirt and one day lift ticket* and free ARHE student membership (if not already a member)
Includes one day lift ticket* and free ARHE student membership (if not already a member)
Includes free ARHE student membership (if not already a member)
Includes free ARHE student membership (if not already a member)

ARHE Members
University Staff

Includes head start on lodging reservations and free t-shirt
$40 $50 $60

Non Member
University Staff

$70 $75 $85 $95

ARHE Members (Not Staff)

$80 $80 $100 $120

Non Members or additional sponsor guests

N/A $140 $160 $180

*Important Information regarding the Lift Tickets

ONE lift ticket is included for STUDENTS who register BEFORE the Nov 15 and Dec 15th Early Bird Deadlines ONLY

Lift tickets are not transferable.

After Dec 15 Students will need to pay for their own lift tickets.

Student Registration includes a free student membership with ARHE.

Collegiate Recovery Programs that are Institutional Members of ARHE have one staff membership per program which provides for one ARHE Member University Staff registration.

Additional staff members can purchase an individual ARHE membership to receive the ARHE Members registration rate or can purchase at the Non Member rate.

Please consult Sam Randall to confirm your institutional representative that will be attending the Summit.

Download the Full Sponsorship Prospectus

Sponsor the 2018 Student Leadership Summit

Please email Tim Rabolt at tim.rabolt@collegiaterecovery.org for additional information


Summit County
Keystone Lodge and Spa
22010 U.S. 6
Keystone, CO 80435

Click here for driving directions to Keystone Resort


The plan for most is to arrive on Thursday evening, Feb 1st to check in to Keystone Lodge and Spa and Lakeside Village and check out on Sunday mid-morning on February 4th.

The main program will take place throughout the day and evenings on Friday Feb. 2nd and Saturday Feb. 3rd in the Lodge Ballroom and conference rooms in Keystone Lodge.

If flying, book your flight to Denver International Airport (DIA). Then reserve a spot on one of the many mountain shuttles that transport to the ski resorts (approx 2 hours drive time – though this can be longer with snow/ski traffic)

The other option is to rent a vehicle and drive, though make sure it is AWD or 4WD  to meet CDOT Winter Travel Traction Laws and that your driver is comfortable in winter mountain driving.

To reserve a mountain shuttle at a discounted rate through the ARHE group contact Colorado Mountain Shuttle at 800-525-6363 or 970-754-7433 and reference code ARHE2018

Click here for Shuttle Rates

Schedule your shuttle to:
Summit County
Keystone Lodge and Spa
22010 U.S. 6
Keystone, CO 80435

Other mountain shuttle services:
Summit Express
Peak 1 Express


ARHE has a block reserved for lodging for the Summit at Keystone Lodge and Spa and Lakeside Village.

Keystone Lodge Hotel Room (2 Queen Beds)
Sleeps up to 4 people with sharing beds.

$185 per night for 1-2 people (+ resort fees, taxes + surcharge*)
$210 per night for 3 people (+ resort fees, taxes + surcharge*)
$234 per night for 4 people (+ resort fees, taxes + surcharge*)

Conference Village 2 bedroom
Sleeps up to 6 people with sharing beds.
$279/night (+ resort fees, taxes + surcharge)

Conference Village 3 bedroom
Sleeps up to 8 people with sharing beds.
$374.20 per night (+ resort fees, taxes + surcharge)

There are a limited number of 2-bedroom and 3 bedroom condominiums in our block. We ask that you please leave those for larger groups to reserve.

* PLEASE NOTE: There is a separate daily resort fee of $17 per room per night, in addition to state/local taxes + resort surcharge (approximately 5.9% surcharge + 6.38% tax per room per night). The resort fee and surcharges cover ski storage, ski shuttles, valet parking for up to 2 cars and other hotel and mountain services

CLICK HERE to make your reservations at Keystone Resort online (enter the dates of your arrival and departure to view rooms + rates)

To make lodging reservations over the phone, reserve lodging outside of the Feb 1-4 block, or to reserve a larger condo, call
Keystone Group Reservations 1-800-258-0437
Reference ARHE Group Code: CN5CRC8

What is included with my registration?

All Workshops, Breakout Sessions + Speakers
Breakfast + Dinner Buffet on Friday Feb 2nd + Saturday Feb 3rd
Recovery Meetings and Fellowship
Lakeside Lounge with Music, Games, and Movies
Use of Lodge/Lakeside Village Hot Tubs and Pool
Shuttles every 20 mins to and from the Ski Lifts (5 mins)
Ski Valet Gear Storage at Ski Lifts
Discounts on gear rental through Keystone Sports

Super Early Bird Registration Special!!!
All students that register by November 15 will also receive a 1-day Lift Ticket and an ARHE T-Shirt! (does not include gear rental)

Early Bird Registration Special!!!

All students that register by December 15th will also receive a 1-day Lift Ticket! (does not include gear rental)

Play For Free Vouchers

All attendees that stay in Keystone lodging for at least 2 nights will also receive one “Play for Free” voucher per room to apply toward the choice of one of the following:
free night skiing (on night of arrival only)
ice skating admission + 20% off skate rentals
one free yoga class
15% discount on one hour of snowtubing

PROTIP: for groups that would like to use their “Play for Free” voucher for Night Skiing at Keystone on the night of arrival, Night Skiing at Keystone is from 4-8pm! All sharing the same room who wish to ski must arrive together for night skiing.


What is not included with my registration?
Transportation, lodging and ski/snowboard gear are the responsibility of each attendee.

Collegiate Recovery students that register by November 15 will receive a FREE 1-day lift ticket and a FREE ARHE T-Shirt. Collegiate Recovery students that register by December 15th will receive a FREE 1-day lift ticket.

All other lift tickets can be purchased at the ARHE Group rate (20% off regular rates) through the registration website. Lift tickets will be distributed on site at the event.

We are providing a full breakfast and dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday for all attendees during the summit to give everyone time to enjoy meals together and socialize.

Attendees are responsible for their own lunches and snacks throughout the weekend otherwise and all meals on travel days (Thursday and Sunday) A list of places to eat at the Lakeside Village and in the area will be provided.


Can I get involved with helping to plan and lead the summit?
It wouldn’t be a Student Leadership Summit without opportunities to be of service – and we would love your help!

Join the Student Leadership Summit Planning Team. Email Sam Randall!

Volunteers will also be needed to help lead activities during the Summit. A very cool opportunity. More details and sign ups to come.

Host a Recovery Meeting at the Summit! Students, alumni and CRPs will be invited to host whatever format of recovery meeting you would like to at a time that works for you. 8am, 12pm and 9pm slots available. A signup weblink will be provided closer to the event.


How do I purchase lift tickets and set up gear rentals?
Further information will be provided closer to the event for you to reserve discounted lift tickets and reserve gear rentals through the ARHE Group Rate if you plan to ski/snowboard. The ARHE group rate, including boots and helmet (yes, a helmet is a must for Colorado mountains), is approximately $45-$55 (25% off regular rate).

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: a 1-day lift ticket will be provided for FREE for STUDENTS who register before December 15. No need to purchase unless you would like to ski extra days!

The ARHE group rate for discounted lift tickets is:

$108 1-day lift ticket
$190 2-day lift ticket
$285 3-day lift ticket


What should I wear for skiing/snowboarding in Colorado?
Be prepared for temperatures ranging from 6 degrees to 46 degrees. Make sure to bring sturdy footwear – some sidewalks will be packed snow with some icy areas.
If you have never been skiing or snowboarding before, and/or have never been to a big mountain – get ready. It is an awesome experience!

Here are some Mountain Basics from Colorado Ski Country

PROTIP: You’ll have a better experience if you are dressed for the elements with clothing and gear to keep you dry and warm.

You don’t need to spend money on buying new stuff, but it is good to be prepared – we suggest asking around as other people might have some gear they are happy to loan, or you can hit up a second hand or thrift store too.


What if I want to take ski lessons?
Keystone’s Ski and Ride School expert team of instructors can help you find the best way to improve your skills, achieve your goals, and ensure you make the most of your time on the mountain.



How should I prepare for being in the high altitude?

Keystone Base is at 9,280 feet in elevation. The top of Dercum Mountain (the main lift and gondola stop) is at 11,640 feet, Outback Peak tops out at 11,990 feet, and the highest summit at Keystone is 12,408. Altitude sickness is a real thing here, and can ruin a day of skiing if you don’t take care of yourself. Those coming in early on Thursday and skiing Thursday day or evening will have the greatest risk. Altitude sickness includes a range of possible symptoms: shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, lethargy, decreased appetite, nausea, and sleeplessness.

Hydrating is one of the best things you can do to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. It is recommended that you drink twice as many fluids as you do at home starting the day before you travel and throughout your time in Keystone.

Reducing your salt intake and eating fruits and vegetables that carry fluids into your body and foods high in potassium can help too, along with taking ibuprofen.

Here are some other tips on how to prepare for high altitude + exposure to the elements


What fun things can I do if I don’t plan to ski or snowboard?
There are lots of other things to do instead! Bring some extra cash for these activities and partner up with others from your room to use the Play for Free Voucher if you prefer.

We will have meetups scheduled for anyone wanting to join in activities with others.

Ride the Gondola to the Summit (and get some lunch with an amazing view)
Go Snowtubing
Take a Yoga Class
Enjoy Ice Skating or play a pick up game of hockey
Go Nordic / Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

….or just hang out and enjoy relaxing in the Lodge hot tubs, heated outdoor pool or in the ARHE Lakeside Lounge (movies + games provided)


What if there is a big snowstorm and travel to the resort is impacted?
Having travel insurance when traveling to the Mountain Region in the winter time is highly recommended.

When big snows come, they sometimes shut down the mountain passes which would mean NO one is getting to Keystone, and you would be stuck in Denver. It does not happen often, but when it does, it isn’t much fun.
As long as the passes are open, the Mountain Shuttles have very experienced drivers who will get you there safely even in if it is snowing, but sometimes they don’t have a choice.
Most airlines have a link for booking additional trip insurance on their site after you book your flight. You can find other trip insurance options online too.


Who do I contact for other questions?
We want to make this experience as smooth as possible for you. Feel free to contact us.
More details on the program schedule, workshops, speakers and meetings will be sent out closer to the date. We look forward to seeing you soon and experiencing Collegiate Recovery in the Colorado Rockies!

Sam Randall
CU Collegiate Recovery Center (Host School) and Event Chair
303-492-9642 | samantha.randall@colorado.edu

We hope to see you there!

Put the FUN in FUNdraising!

ARHE Student Leadership Summit Team would like to provide the following ideas for FUNdraising to help your CRP attend the Student Leadership Summit in Keystone Colorado!

Be sure to check with your school’s fundraising policies before creating your plan.

Idea #1 If your CRP is connected to a student organization the school may have a travel/conference funds available. Reach out and find out if you can access any funds provided by the school.

Idea #2 If your CRP can’t send a large number of people, suggest sending at least 2 as representatives and support fundraising for those representatives. Connect with other schools and share a room to save more money.

Idea #3 Reach out to alumni or local treatment centers who support your program and ask for sponsorship, donation of travel miles — or matching funds! For example, if you raise $50 then the alumni would donate $50 to match the amount doubling your progress toward the target amount.

Idea #4 Crowdsourcing sites such as Go Fund Me are a good option to raise funds for a specific event or cause.

Idea #5 Get to the “point”- ask friends and family to gift unused frequent flyer miles/points toward your airfare.

Photos from Student Leadership Summit 2017