Teen Boys Daily Schedule

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Teen boy getting ready for the day

6:00 am

Wake Up

In the morning our students do a number of things to get prepared for their day. This can include self-care, personal hygiene and stewardships like laundry and/or cleaning their personal space.

6:30 - 6:50 am

Morning Duties

At Calo, all of our students are responsible for the care of our canines. PFP or “Potty, Feed, Potty” is a morning routine that allows our students to show commitment to their canines and sets the tone for the rest of the day.

Teen Boys Breakfast

7:00 - 7:20 am

Breakfast

We looked at 15 different programs before deciding to apply for Calo

Each program listed a dozen or more things that they do, services they provide, and somewhere in that list was “early childhood trauma with attachment disorder.” That wasn’t good enough for us. We didn’t want our son in a program where his particular need was only one aspect of their program. It’s impossible to do that many things, and do them all well. Calo does one thing, and does it with commitment and excellence.

7:20 - 7:50 am

Morning Chores

The students are responsible for the care and maintenance of their personal space along with their team homes. Each team home has a rotating schedule for chores and all of our students do their own laundry in the washers and dryers that are located in their team home.

Teen boy doing morning chores
CALO High School Classroom

8:20 am - 12:20 pm

School

Our students participate in academics year round, with 3 semesters total. This provides them the opportunity for credit recovery, or in some cases, working ahead. We have a fully accredited school through Cognia with teacher-led classrooms. The student coaches/caregivers accompany the students to the classroom, and even the canines are there for additional support.

1:00 pm

Lunch

Lunch at CALO

Calo offers an exceptional model for kids with early childhood trauma and attachment disorders

Supported by insightful, competent, and caring therapists, psychiatrist, and staff. By the time someone is considering residential treatment, the journey to that point has likely already been long, hard, and lonely-for parents and kids alike! We have found Calo to be an exceptional partner on this challenging journey and we are thankful to have found the program. Our son’s progress is slow and we know it will take time, but we also know we are in good hands and are giving ourselves and our son the opportunity for growth and healing—and ultimately joy!

Boys walking the dogs

1:30 - 1:50 pm

K9 Walk

Daily canine walks are an opportunity for students and their canines to stretch their legs after school, while they walk their canines as a team in the surrounding neighborhood.

2:00 - 2:50 pm

Therapist Led Group

Group of Teens
Camping at the lake

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Evening Activities

Evening activities include a number of interventions and scheduled events and vary by team home. This is also time for the boys to participate in their individual and family sessions with their therapist and participate in neurofeedback sessions. Evening activities include but are not limited to: social calls, media room time, off campus outings, and/or Adventure Therapy team building activities.

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Social Calls

Calo media room

Media Room

Team building activities

Adventure Therapy

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback

This place has completely changed my life

I was a past student at Calo and this place truly created a path of opportunity where I can learn to trust again and have healthy relationships. The canine program here is truly outstanding. Transferable attachments can be healing, first comes the human to dog trust then comes the human to human relationship. Kids with developmental trauma have to start somewhere.

6:00 - 6:20 pm

Dinner

Dinner Salad
Boys walking the dogs

6:30 - 7:00 pm

K9 Walk

Daily canine walks are an opportunity for students and their canines to stretch their legs after school, while they walk their canines as a team in the surrounding neighborhood.

7:00 - 7:50 pm

Evening Electives

Evening activities include a number of interventions and scheduled events and vary by team home. Evening activities include but are not limited to: social calls, open gym/weight room time, media room use and/or team building activities (board or card games).

Calo gym

Calo offers an exceptional model for kids with early childhood trauma and attachment disorders

Supported by insightful, competent, and caring therapists, psychiatrist, and staff. By the time someone is considering residential treatment, the journey to that point has likely already been long, hard, and lonely-for parents and kids alike! We have found Calo to be an exceptional partner on this challenging journey and we are thankful to have found the program. Our son’s progress is slow and we know it will take time, but we also know we are in good hands and are giving ourselves and our son the opportunity for growth and healing—and ultimately joy!

Teen boy with canine

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Evening Duties

After the evening canine meal and potty break, students are encouraged to practice self-care by using tools for healthy hygiene and participate in a student-led heart training mindfulness practice before getting into bed for the evening.

9:30 pm

Lights Out

Good night!

Lights Out