WHERE WILL I WORK?
Because there have been several Kaleo summer programs in Orlando the past few years, we have formed partnerships with different businesses in the area. During the first week of Kaleo, you will have the opportunity to visit these job sites and apply. You typically work between 35-40 hours a week Tuesday-Saturday.
Also, many students in the past have been able to combine an internship with a summer at Kaleo. As long as the internship hours fit into the Kaleo schedule, you are free to work at an internship related to your major while at Kaleo. In the past, Kaleo students have worked at internships in the engineering, medical, education, and business fields.
WHAT IF I NEED TO TAKE A SUMMER CLASS TO GRADUATE ON TIME?
No worries! Students at the project are allowed to take classes online. We encourage you to take off 5-8 hours of work a week to have adequate time to succeed in the classes you take! Approximately 30% of the students at Kaleo take summer classes.
WHERE WILL I LIVE?
Our staff have secured lodging at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, FL.
WHY 60 DAYS?
We feel 60 days is the perfect length of time for a summer program like Kaleo. It gives you around 4+ weeks at home while also giving you ample time to develop spiritually. Often times at a week-long church camp, a person may return home on an emotional high. We do not seek for students to make emotionally driven decisions, nor to come back home merely riding an emotional high. Rather, we want to see you make gains in character growth, initiative-taking, leadership skills, social aptitude and in owning responsibilities. We believe that two months is enough time for you to truly take substantial steps in these areas.
HOW DO I GET TO KALEO?
We recommend that students drive so that they have access to a vehicle to get around all summer. Although, we have many students that choose to fly into Orlando's International Airport.
HOW WOULD KALEO HELP MY RESUME?
Kaleo, in short, is a summer residency program with StuMo. It's an incredible experience that will help you in problem solving skills and critical thinking. Students often list Kaleo on their resume like this:
StuMo, Summer Residency (Kaleo)
May 2021-July 2021
Lived alongside other college students and fostered community and unity
Attended intensive leadership training courses while working full-time
Received one-to-one mentoring from a leader every week
Developed a team of financial donors
Collaborated with other students to change my campus for the better
WHY DO I HAVE TO GO TO KALEO FOR SPIRITUAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT?
In our experience, a student can grow outside of a residency program like Kaleo, but it can be difficult. Kaleo allows you to get away for two months to a place where you are in an environment that is a greenhouse for growth. You will be hearing challenging messages each week from StuMo staff and other leaders. You will have accountability through your d-group leader and other in your group. You will learn practical skills such as how to study the Bible, developing work ethic, what qualities to look for in a spouse, how to help others find a relationship with God, how to handle money and making wise decisions.
A centerpiece of Kaleo is ensuring that each student works a full-time job. Not only so you can make money, but also so that you can grow in your character and apply what you are learning in a real life environment. There are only a few places in the United States where we can be guaranteed that 200+ people per Kaleo project will be employed just for the summer.
IS KALEO JUST A VACATION?
Absolutely not. Kaleo is not designed for the student who wants to take it easy. Though there will be plenty of opportunities for you to have fun, go to social events, take a road trip, go on group dates, make memories, etc... but Kaleo is so much more than this! At Kaleo, our goal is to develop young leaders. The schedule is designed to ensure the you develop in your spriritual life. Thus, the schedule is very full with work, small group interaction, listening to speakers, reading, giving presentations, etc.
CAN MY PARENTS VISIT KALEO?
Yes! We would love for them to visit! We have a weekended designed especially for them. Stay tuned for more information about our Family Weekend.