Welcome to Northwoods Ranch & Retreat

Troubled Teens and Young Adults

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is a uniquely structured residential wellness and life skills program for offering both a Mens and a Womens Program. These programs are held separately to optimize group dynamics and growth. We have designed our programming to assist struggling young men and women ages 18-28 through the combined daily responsibilities of a working ranch with outdoor adventure activities. Our program is specifically designed to mimic real world experiences focusing equally on the expectations of adulthood as well as the importance of personal happiness. Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is located in the scenic heart of Maine just minutes from Mt. Katahdin and Moosehead Lake, two of Maine’s premiere outdoor recreation areas. Both men and women have the same opportunity and access to the various locations in Maine, however these programs are not combined.

Welcome to Northwoods Ranch & Retreat

Troubled Teens and Young Adults

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is a uniquely structured residential wellness and life skills program offering both a Mens and a Womens Program. These programs are held separately to optimize group dynamics and growth. We have designed our programming to assist struggling young men and women ages 18-28 through the combined daily responsibilities of a working ranch with outdoor adventure activities. Our program is specifically designed to mimic real world experiences focusing equally on the expectations of adulthood as well as the importance of personal happiness. Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is located in the scenic heart of Maine just minutes from Mt. Katahdin and Moosehead Lake, two of Maine’s premiere outdoor recreation areas. Both men and women have the same opportunity and access to the various locations in Maine, however these programs are not combined.

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is based upon the philosophy of Sustainable Life Skills through Sustainable Living™ which utilizes evidence based techniques necessary for overcoming self defeating behaviors and experiential learning essential for real world success. Sustainable Life Skills through Sustainable Living educates students in the process of achievement through personal involvement, commitment and accountability.

Student profile:

Depression   Academic Challenges   Co-Occuring Issues
Low Self-Esteem   Socially Isolated   Grief/Loss
Anxiety   Asperger/Autism Spectrum   Poor Judgement
ADD/ADHD   Lack of Motivation   Anger Management
Addiction/Abuse (Alcohol/Drugs)   Bipolar Disorder   Family Conflict
Oppositional Defiant Disorder   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder   Body Image Issues
Lack of Respect   Gaming/Computer Addiction   Theft/Stealing
Failure to Launch   Adoption/Attachment Issues   Compulsive Behaviors



“Freedom gives you the ability to succeed or fail; choice and attitude determines which.” 

~Founder/Director, Rory K. McLaughlin

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