Calo Life for Preteen Girls

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6:00 am

Lights On

6:30 - 8:00 am

Morning Routine and Stewardships

Preteen girl hugging her canine

8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Group and Heart Training

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.

8:30 - 9:00 am


Breakfast sandwich
Group of Teens

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Morning Activities

These vary by team home.

Hedgehob on a blue blanket

Animal Assisted Therapy

Occupational therapy room

Occupational Therapy

Calo Trust Restored

Group Therapy


Canine Walk

12:30 - 1:00 pm


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!

CALO High School Classroom

1:00 - 5:00 pm


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.

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Evening Group and Heart Training

Girl writing positive messages on a dog cut out

5:30 - 6:00 pm


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 - 7:00 pm

Evening Activities

Evening activities include a number of interventions and scheduled events and vary by team home. This is also time for the girls 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.

Camping at the lake
Girls gathered around sharing in crafts

Social Calls

Preteen boy undergoing neurofeedback with his canine


Craft and game time

Craft/Game Time

7:00 - 7:30 pm

Evening Hygiene Routine

Lights Out

7:30 pm

Lights Out