A Female Only Wilderness & Agricultural Therapy Program

Where Sustainable Change IS Possible For Women Ages 16 And Older

Blue Ridge Ranch is a uniquely structured, residential wellness and life skills program assisting struggling young women ages 16 and older. We do this by combining the daily responsibilities of equine care and horsemanship with outdoor adventure, physical activity, and volunteer work.

A sister program to Northwoods Ranch & Retreat, our Northwoods Blue Ridge is located in the picturesque Blue Ridge mountains, just minutes from a variety of outdoor adventures in Georgia, North & South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Our program is specifically designed to combine the known benefits of working with horses with the mental health needs of young women.

Sustainable Life Skills

Northwoods Blue Ridge is based on the philosophy of Sustainable Life Skills through Sustainable Living™, which utilizes evidence based techniques necessary for overcoming self defeating behaviors and thoughts with experiential learning essential for real world success.

Daily care of our horses and implementing a progressive horsemanship training allows us to educate students in the process of achievement through personal involvement, commitment, and accountability.

Have Questions? We Can Help.

We’ve crafted answers to our most frequently asked questions here.  Of course, these are not the answers to all questions and it may very well not the be answer to your question. If that’s the case, no worries…we’re easy to reach!  Just give us a call or send us a note here and we’ll respond promptly.

Blue Ridge curriculum includes:

Meal Preparation
Nutrition & Physical Fitness
Organic Gardening
Caring For Animals
Interview/Resume Preparation
Goal Setting
Vocational Training
College Preparation
Decision Making
Survival Skills
Business Communication
Community Volunteer Work
Building & Equipment Maintenance
Budgeting & Finance
Social & Behavioral Skills
Reading & Writing Assignments
Positive Study Habits


Online School Support

As a small family program, Northwoods recognizes the importance of adapting to the needs of our students. With the current state of things (Covid-19), it is becoming more and more common for students to attend their schooling completely online.  Whether it is high school, college, or adult education, Northwoods is here to help. Please see our school support program page for our overview video and for more information on how we break down the various types of schooling and how we can support our students.



Meet Our Northwoods Blue Ridge Team