Life On The Ranch

At Driftwood, the success of each day is in the hands of our students. A typical day may include feeding the horses at sunrise, planning and cooking the meals, a trail ride through the farms and forests of southern New Hampshire and a stop at a local swimming hole. Other activities range from hiking and biking, rock climbing, basketball, baseball, music, acting and songwriting. Our students often design and teach their own activities. Our small size is our great asset. It allows us to create a self-sustaining community where creativity, responsibility, respect and fun reign supreme. A campfire of poems, songs and discussion brings each day to a close.

Our riding program offers an eclectic mix of disciplines from jumping to trails and cow roping. Our experienced horse staff draws from decades of experience to provide activities that are both safe and fun. The philosophy of natural horsemanship is one that focuses on a deep understanding of the horse and their relationships to each other and their humans. Students get the opportunity to put this philosophy to use in the ring, in our indoor and outdoor arenas, on the trail and on day trips.

Driftwood campers sleep in our new, state-of-the-art yurts. These innovative structures accommodate modern conveniences yet remain elegantly rustic. Each yurt can comfortably sleep 6 to 8 people and combines a beautiful wood frame with durable, electronically bonded architectural fabric to provide a comfortable and secure camp experience. More info is available at