Women’s Wilderness & Agricultural Therapy

Where Sustainable Change IS Possible For Women Ages 16 And Older

Northwoods women’s program is structured to support overall wellness and development of healthy life skills, assisting struggling young women ages 16 and older. We do this by combining the daily responsibilities of animal care with wilderness adventure, physical fitness, and volunteer work in the community.

Northwoods is located in the quaint little town of Orrington, just minutes from a variety of outdoor adventures throughout central and eastern Maine

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

Sustainable Life Skills

Northwoods 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 animals and implementing a progressive fitness 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.

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.