About us

Our Mission

The mission of Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is to empower young men to overcome unhealthy attitudes and behaviors in a uniquely structured and supportive family environment, focusing on each student's strengths, engaging them to become productive individuals and transitioning them to enjoy successful, satisfying lives.

Our Program

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is a uniquely structured residential welless and life skill program for struggling young men 18-28, combining the 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.

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.