All Kinds of News for March 08, 2017
Calo Young Adults offers weekend adventure trips and experiential activities for all clients. The goal is to empower students and to instill a connection with nature, themselves, and build a sense of community. All of the therapeutic work students do on campus throughout the week is supported by theme-based adventure experiences. These experiences often provide a distraction-free environment for students to both work together, as well as introspect.
Weekend programming is intended to be fun and exciting while maintaining a core of therapeutic intention. The powerful setting of wilderness does a lot of the work—the unknown requires adaptation and the skills to cope. Clients are able to take calculated risks, challenge themselves beyond their comfort zones, confront fears, learn self reliance, and work as a team in a safe and supportive environment. By working together, students have the opportunity to recognize what they have to offer others within the community which, in turn builds self confidence and empathy.
When Calo Young Adults set out for an experiential weekend, the goal is to get students into the backcountry to see and experience as much of the wilderness as possible. Students continue to work on skills they are learning on campus—yoga, mindfulness, building healthy communication and relationships. Typically, the experience helps them return to campus with a new sense of self confidence and self-reliance. Trips may include backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, high and low ropes courses, rock-climbing, white water rafting, yoga on the beach, learning homesteading skills, skiing and snowboarding.
Here are a few excerpts from places the Calo Adventure program has visited: