Fall Parent Retreat

By Landon Kirk | Added August 30

Thursday September 16 Friday September 17

Windermere Cedar Grove Family Lodging

Theme:  Experiencing Healthy Intimacy


8:30 AM - Parent Breakfast (Calo Conference Room)

     Please join us for a hot breakfast in the conference room with other parents as we discuss the retreat

9:00 AM - Parent Seminar Landon (Calo Conference Room)

     Persogenics: recognizing, appreciating, & embracing differences

10:15 AM Calo Staff & Students Depart  

Caleb, coaches and students leave Calo for Windermere in Calo bus

10:30 AM Pack, Gather and Load  

 Parents, clinical, & leadership staff load gear in vans and personal vehicles

10:45 AM Travel to Windermere

11:45 AM Arrival & Briefing

   Briefing in the multi-purpose building

12:15 PM Check-In

   Families check-in to lodging units

12:45 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Therapy Activity

2:45 PM Family Time

5:30 PM Dinner

6:45 PM Parent Support Groups

   6:45 PM Student Activity

8:00 PM Campfire

9:30 PM Family Time

   Families together inside lodging units

10:00 PM Lights Out


7:30 AM Breakfast

8:15 AM Briefing

8:45 AM Family Therapeutic Activities

1:00PM Check-Out

1:30PM Lunch

2:00PM Slide Show, Feedback, End

2:45PM Load Up 

Parents, students and coaches on bus and personal vehicles

3:15 PM Departure

Parents and students not returning to Calo leave Windermere

Calo bus leaves with students, staff and parents returning to Calo

 Lodging Information

Family Lodging Unit

  • 3 beds in each unit (1 full size mattress and 2 bunk beds)
  • Running water
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Electrical outlets
  • All guests must provide their own linenssheets, pillows, blanket, sleeping bag, etc.
Clothing/Gear List

  • Hat/Beanie
  • Sweatshirt
  • Rain jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Socks/Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Underwear
  • Long pants
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Appropriate Swimsuit
    • Womenconservative one piece
    • Menconservative
  • Towels
    • Bath
    • Face
    • Water activity
  • Bedding
    • Pillow
    • Sleeping bag and/or sheets/blankets
  • Sleeping attire
  • Camera (confidentiality restrictions)
    • Only pictures of your student and/or staff (no other pictures of students)
  • No pocket knives
  • No weapons, fireworks, matches, etc.

About the Author

Landon Kirk, MSW, LCSW Owner, Co-Founder and CEO

Landon has devoted most of the past 18 years working with families and teens. During graduate school, Landon became immersed in the world of adoption and attachment and this became a personal and professional passion of his. Following the completion of his MSW degree in 2003, Landon began working in an adoption agency where his responsibilities were divided between therapy, birth parent and adoptive couple work. Specifically, Landon worked with birth parents struggling with the option to marry, single-parent, or place their child for adoption and provided counseling and resources to help them make their important decision. An adoptive parent of three children himself, Landon also counseled, approved, and placed prospective adoptive families with children. Landon feels very close to many adoptive parents and the shared issues of infertility, longing to have children, and post-adoption issues. In December of 2005, Landon joined West Ridge Academy as a full-time therapist. Within six months he was promoted as the Campus Administrator allowing him to lead all residential employees towards effective treatment practices. In January of 2007, Landon was hired as the Clinical Director and Chief Operations Officer (COO) for CALO. In May of 2012 Landon moved into the role of Chief Clinical Officer (CCO). This position permits Landon to lead CALO Directors and employees responsible for the care and treatment of students in Residential, Recreation Therapy, Canine, Academics, Nursing and Clinical towards cohesiveness and clinical integrity. Landon is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and enjoys many sports and outdoor recreation including football, tennis, basketball, golf, camping, hiking, and fly-fishing. Top on his list of interests is spending time with his wife Jill and their three children (Tanner, Kambrie, and Bryelle). The Kirk's reside in Osage Beach, Missouri.

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