Capstone’s excellent facilities are in a beautiful setting at the beginning of the foothills to the Ozarks. The Big House, where our founder, Adrian Hickmon, and his family lived from 1994 until 2001, is a rock-and-cedar lodge of more than 4,000 square feet. The three-story facility currently houses administrative offices and two group rooms. It has a 1,250-square-foot deck built of Arkansas red cedar cut from our property.

The cabins are built of Arkansas red cedar logs and have big private showers, comfortable beds and front porches. There is a storm shelter accessible from inside the cabins. The mess hall, also built of  red cedar logs, is more than 3,000 square feet with state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and excellent food.

The new admissions/therapy building is more than 6,000 square feet, with 15 large offices for therapists, four offices for the admissions team, the admissions director’s office, the clinical director’s office, two meeting rooms and a private lounge for parents. A second office building houses the school room and the education coordinator’s office, a group room and the laundry room.

The 2,500-square-foot weight room is a first-class facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, including Hammer Strength weight lifting equipment, Curve treadmills, Precor recumbent bikes and ellipticals, a StairMaster, an arm ergometer and a Concept 2 rowing machine. All these facilities have central heat and air conditioning.

Safety: All Capstone safety standards exceed the minimum standards in the industry. For example, Capstone uses stainless steel carabiners instead of aluminum and replaces all ropes course and rappelling ropes at three years instead of the five years that industry standards allow. All outdoor activities are monitored by staff with first aid training, CPR certification and advanced ropes course training. Our strict safety protocol is adhered to at all times.

The Capstone campus environment is calm, organized and well supervised 24/7, which creates a safe experience in activities as well as interactions with other clients and staff. Our protocol for supervision of clients is “eyes on 24/7” (except when the clients are in the bathroom), which means close supervision by calm, confident staff members. There are two cabins, one for the older clients 18–26 and a second cabin for clients 17 and under. The night staff arrive at 4:30, 30 minutes before taking over the supervision of the boys, so they can get a good handoff of information about each boy and the group from the day staff and therapists. There is at least a 1:4 staff-to-resident ratio from 5 p.m. till lights out. Each morning the night staff overlap their exiting with the morning shift of program staff and therapists. The night staff leave a detailed “shift change report” on the residents from their shift. This provides clear and consistent communication about each resident 24/7.

After lights out, there are three night staff who operate the night men station, which lies between and connects the two cabins. These three night staff are awake all night, every night. Each cabin has an extensive system of cameras and microphones, except in the bathroom, to monitor the safety, conversation, sleep and behavior of the clients. To keep the group safe, if residents need to go to the bathroom at night, the night men have to unlock the door. The night men station is also video monitored for quality control. It has a private bathroom for the staff. When residents come out of their bathrooms, they are required to be dressed at least in a T-shirt and shorts. The night men station has two sick rooms that can accommodate residents who are sick or struggling. Many good talks have occurred late at night with these guys. Our night staff are first-class men who are either older college students, graduates from Harding University or the husbands of wives who are still in college. They are good Christian men who want to have a positive impact. It is not uncommon for a graduate to say at his graduation that a night man had the biggest influence on him.

Capstone’s facility is in a low-traffic area out in the country where the clients are protected from anyone being able to bring in drugs, alcohol, girls, etc. There are surveillance cameras all around campus to ensure our privacy and safety.

If you or a loved one would like more information about Capstone Treatment Center, please call us today at 866-729-4479 for a free phone consultation or email us at info@www.capstonetreatmentcenter.com.

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