Residential Wellness & Life Skills Program
Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is not a boot camp or an overcrowded institution with limited services. We are a small, supportive, family oriented program offering comprehensive tools and activities necessary for our students’ success. We focus on the benefits of positive reinforcement and recognition using an evidence proven, strength based approach.
Our goal is to help students identify who they are by what they can do, not what they have done. This approach allows the student to overcome the low expectation he has set for himself, replacing it with pride and self determination. We recognize that each young man is unique, as are their challenges, and we create a distinctive, clinically focused curriculum to help them achieve their goals.
At Northwood’s Ranch & Retreat, our students experience a holistic approach to learning and growth addressing emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physical needs. Each student establishes personal goals and objectives during orientation which include an initial assessment by our clinically trained and certified staff, a self assessment of strengths and weaknesses completed by the student, an assessment of the client completed by the parents, and a collaborative achievement plan completed by the student and staff. students meet weekly with Devin and Rory, who are the owners of Northwoods Ranch & Retreat, for "Tea time" where they will go over their goals and objectives.
Our students are required to follow a structured routine but learn that daily work responsibilities are ever evolving, as in real life, preparing them to deal with adversity and change.
Northwoods Ranch and Retreat curriculum includes:
|Hygiene||Goal Setting||Community Volunteer Work|
|Chores||Vocational Training||Building & Equipment Maintenance|
|Meal Preparation||Woodworking||Budgeting & Finance|
|Nutrition & Physical Fitness||College Preparation||Social & Behavioral Skills|
|Organic Gardening||Decision Making||Journaling|
|Caring For Animals||Prioritizing||Reading & Writing Assignments|
|Landscaping||Survival Skills||Positive Study Habits|
|Interview/Resume Preparation||Business Communication||Organization|
"Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results."