Sustainable Life Skills For Men

Where Sustainable Change IS Possible!

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is a uniquely structured life skills program assisting struggling men.

Our program is specifically designed to mimic real world experiences, focusing equally on the expectations and responsibilities of independent living as well as the importance of personal happiness.

We are located in beautiful Orrington, Maine, a scenic heart of central Maine and just minutes from the coast and a short drive to many of Maine’s premiere outdoor recreation areas.

Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is based on the philosophy of Sustainable Life Skills through Sustainable Living™, Supportive community, life skills techniques necessary for overcoming self defeating behaviors, and experiential learning essential for real world success are at the core of success.

I have been asked many times, what is it that keeps you doing this work? The answer is easy, it is those moments when students recognize qualities they have to offer, when they show themselves and those that matter to them that they did it, they made the changes they needed to be successful and content. It is sometimes almost like a lightbulb clicks on and the look comes that tells you, they get it, they finally see what we all see, just how great they are.”

~Devin Colavecchio  

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