Kaleo is a 9 week residency program in Orlando, FL that provides college students with an exciting opportunity for spiritual development with a focus on leadership and character growth.
At Kaleo, you will work a full time job or take summer classes. In your off hours, you will deepen friendships, learn to communicate your faith and gain skills to help you grow spiritually.
May 26 - July 27, 2023
week at a glance
*Schedule subject to change
Students will work a full time job or internship of their choice. 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.
Join students from the project for dinner and themed large group meeting at a church nearby. We will have student-led worship and a message from someone on StuMo staff about walking with God in college. Each week will be a different message on a variety of topics- the Bible, prayer, fellowship, evangelism, Holy Spirit, etc.
Bible Study Training
The Bible is a big book and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed! Over the summer you will explore the main theme of the Bible and learn what it has to say about your life and following Jesus in tangible ways. This will also help you learn how to prepare and lead your own Bible study.
Each student will be living with a Discipleship Group (D-Group) for the summer. This group consists of a D-Group leader and 3-4 participants. D-Group leaders are fellow students who have been to Kaleo before. On this night you will connect with your group, study the Bible and experience life together!
Every Sunday students will attend a local church with their D-Group. StuMo staff will assign students a local church at the start of Kaleo.
During Kaleo, we will have a few 2-night conferences with a different weekly schedule that include content on topics that are relevant to college students. Relationships Conference: What principles does the Bible have for dating? How can you make the most out of time as a single person? How can God help you have an amazing dating relationship, and someday an awesome marriage? Questions like these are answered at Relationships Conference. Discipleship Conference: How can I have an impact in college? What does it look like to be a disciple and make disciples? This conference will answer these questions and more. Missions Conference: What is God’s plan for the world? How can I play a role in it? Learn from an expert in the field.
Ever feel awkward bringing up faith? Learn how to navigate conversations about faith in a more natural way to both friends and strangers. At training you will learn a illustration to communicate the gospel. After that, we will all go out to the beach in pairs of two or three and share that illustration with others.
On this night, guys and girls will seperate to learn about godly manhood and godly womanhood. They will hear from different StuMo staff on tools to practically grow in these areas. We love creating an environment to foster community and accountability.
Orlando, FL has so many fun places to explore. Driving to the beach, hanging by the pool, playing a round of golf, eating with friends, making fun memories, going to Disney World or hanging out at the condo, you will find ways to refresh and recharge in your free time.
There are over 7.6 billion people on earth. You will learn what God’s doing in other parts of the world and how you can pray. You will learn about major world religions and unreligious people groups.
Over the summer, Kaleo will host a variety of special weekend events such as D-Group Weekend and Family Weekend. D-Group Weekend: One weekend this summer will be given off so that students can take a short trip as a D-Group. Past trips have included Disneyworld, camping, beach trips and national parks. Family Weekend: In June there will be an opportunity for families to come visit Kaleo. This will be an opportunity for your family to learn about your summer and get extra hang time with you. More info on that to come!
Spend the summer living with a group of peers from your campus. Build deep and lasting friendships as you live, work and follow God together!
Need to take classes?
You can take summer classes so you can stay on track with school.
Working a full time job is a great way to build character and time management skills. If you plan well, you should come home with some money too!
The Bible is a big book and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed! You’ll explore the main theme of the Bible and learn what it has to say about your life and following Jesus in tangible ways.
Ever feel awkward bringing up faith? Learn how to navigate conversations about faith in a more natural way to both friends and strangers.
Let’s face it, relationships in college are often messy, confusing and undefined. The Bible can clear some of that up for us in regards to sex, dating and marriage.
There are over 7.6 billion people on earth. You will learn what God’s doing in other parts of the world and how you can help.
With several trainings a week, you’ll learn how to study the Bible, pray, memorize scripture and share your faith.
Walk away from the summer with leadership skills and experience to help you become a spiritual leader back on your campus.
Become a Leader
Whether you’re already a leader on campus or you want to become one, you’ll have one-to-one equipping with a leader every week that’s tailored specifically to you!
Learn to Influence
Leaders impact others. What is the legacy you’re leaving in college?
Following Christ means making disciples. As you learn what it means to be on mission for Jesus, you’ll learn practical tools on how to help others trust and follow Jesus.
Fundraising training is available if you choose to raise funds. Fundraising training is available through a StuMo staff member at each campus. The most efficient way for fundraising is through your personal Focus Missions giving link. This will give you the most up to date fundraising information. If you choose not to raise the donations needed to fund the project, you will be responsible to Kaleo for that amount. You may pay the rest of Kaleo all at once before the summer begins using your Focus Missions link or in 3 installments over the course of Kaleo.