Blog Archives

Woods in Your Backyard

The ThorpeWood team assembled this past Saturday at the Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort to attend The Catoctin Land Trust’s Woods in Your Backyard program. The event is designed to unite local landowners in caring for our woodlands. The Catoctin

Posted in Adult Programs, Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering

2022 Holiday Open Houses

ThorpeWood was delighted to host three Holiday Open Houses at our lodge this year! Each night from 2-8pm, we surrounded ourselves with neighbors and friends of ThorpeWood. Our 17′ tall Christmas tree, topped by our taxidermied bard owl, dazzled attendees.

Posted in Adult Programs, Events, Youth Programs

Election Day & Litter Pick Up

If it’s election day, come on down Catoctin Hollow Road to see the ThorpeWood crew hard at work cleaning up litter. That’s right, to us, voting and litter pick up are like peanut butter and jelly – they just go

Posted in Activities for You, Adult Programs, Volunteering

YMCA Staff Retreat

 ThorpeWood and the Frederick YMCA have a deep relationship that goes back many years. This past week, Tim Dunn of the Y arranged a retreat at ThorpeWood for the executive and managerial staff. The bulk of their day took place

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy

Heartly House Staff Retreat – 2022

Earlier this week, we hosted the Heartly House staff for a retreat on our property. The Heartly House folks began their day at the lodge with breakfast, coffee, and a warm welcome from their president and executive director Inga James.

Posted in Adult Programs, Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Carroll County Head Start Staff Retreat

At the end of last month, Catholic Charities Head Start and Early Head Start of Carroll County joined us at the farm for their beginning of year staff wellness day. They began their day at our beautiful timber-frame lodge to discuss

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy

Living Through Loss ’22

We were honored to host Living Through Loss, a support group for parents who have lost a child to overdose led by Jamie Eaton, MS, LCPC. The attendees were welcomed at ThorpeWood’s lodge before heading out to their various workshops

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy at ThorpeWood

We ThorpeWoodians are delighted to add Forest Therapy to our programs! Forest Therapy is a mindful walk in nature led by a certified forest therapy guide. Through a sensory awakening meditation and guided forest invitations, participants are called to engage

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy, Nature Preserve

Frederick Health Bereavement Team Retreat

Each year, we host Frederick Health’s ‘Camp Jamie,’ a grief camp for kids. This is led by Kaili Van Waveren and the rest of the bereavement team. This past week, this team of six needed a retreat of their own,

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy

CCPS English Language Arts Teachers

We were delighted to host Steph Dale of Carroll County Public Schools and her team of English Language Arts specialists. After a trying school year, these ladies were in need of a restorative day on the mountain. The women start

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy