Information for Parents and Guardians

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat does not believe bigger is always better and understands the importance of your son's success includes as much individualized attention as needed. With the professional staff living at the program residence, your son will have access to 24/7 counseling services.

A feature unique to Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is our committment to acceptance of no more than eight to ten students at a time to allow for the necessary personal attention your son deserves. Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is focused on a structured family environment where all daily activities can be closely supervised and supported.

Here at Northwoods Ranch & Retreat we understand the importance of the family’s role in the students well being and its necessity for healthy dynamics through communication and support. Although we do not intially allow access to phones in order to avoid distractions during the preliminary 90 day evaluation period, students are encouraged to maintain weekly correspondence with parents through letter writing. After the student has completed the 90 day evaluation period, he will also be encouraged to make weekly phone calls home.

Parents are expected to participate in regularly scheduled phone meetings with our on-site staff informing them of their son’s current events, emotional status, and successes and challenges in a collaborative effort to further understand and overcome student issues.

During the student's enrollment at Northwoods Ranch & Retreat parents will also have access to our Facebook page where weekly photos and activity information is posted.