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EAL in April

  After the quiet lull of winter, spring weather brought many groups to the farm. Out of Baltimore, ‘So What Else’ arrived with students from the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts for a leadership retreat. This organization creates

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Thank Yous! (vol. I)

In cleaning up the secret corners of the barn’s tack room this past week, we stumbled upon a treasure trove of thank you notes from years past. These heartfelt messages so touch us that we would love to share bits

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Camp Journey Visits

Though it can sometimes seem like we are quite alone on our mountain, Way Station’s respite program, Camp Journey, also calls her home. This program has overnight services for 11-17 year old children with emotional and behavioral issues. Through these

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Overheard on the Farm (part II)

In an attempt to better capture the spirit of our 3-5 year old visitors to the farm, we have amassed a small collection of their musings – including the peculiar and the lovely, the strange and the sweet. These are

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Camp Jamie’s Grief Camp

In late September, Camp Jamie ran a one-day grief camp at ThorpeWood for thirty children ranging from age five to seventeen. From ten in the morning until eight at night, these children immersed themselves in nature. While the day’s activities,

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2nd Annual Head Start Family Day

The tradition started last year, we once again welcomed Head Start students and their families to our farm to explore and enjoy our farm. Arriving both in buses and cars, around one hundred and fifty people attended our event. We

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Summer Camp 2018

Each year, we seemingly get to spend more and more hours with our ‘friends’ at Head Start. This year for our summer visits, we doubled the amount of students coming to visit from 30 to 60! So, for each of

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Overheard on the Farm

Since previous blog posts cover the spring Head Start curriculum, this one will chronicle the wonderful and strange things overheard during these sessions: On Exploring (After seeing friend hop) “You’ll have to jump higher to get to the moon.” (Trying

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Announcing our Annual Trail Run/Walk Event

Fall is just around the corner and so is our Annual 10K Trail Run/5K Trail Walk. On September 9th at 9am (registration is at 8am) we will kick off our 11th Annual Trail Event. Come and experience the beauty on Catoctin

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Winter Visits to Head Start

With winter’s chill in the mountain air, the school buses stopped ferrying our preschool ‘friends’ between the Head Start classrooms and our farm. Not wanting them to forget their friendly farm people and animals, we took up our pens to

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