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December at ThorpeWood’s Lodge

As anyone who has been to ThorpeWood in December knows, there is no place as beautifully decorated for the holidays as ThorpeWood’s lodge. Word has gotten around over the past two decades, it turns out. We had so many non-profits

Posted in Events, Holiday Open House, Meetings, Weddings

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

Green Careers Event

Earlier this week, we were delighted to host the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education’s (MAEOE) Green Careers event at ThorpeWood’s lodge. This event focused on bringing together high schoolers with 30+ green professionals from a huge range of

Posted in Events, Youth Programs

Hiking with the Senior Recreation Council

On the 19th, we were delighted to host the Frederick County Senior Recreation Council for a hike. For three miles, we explored ThorpeWood’s endless and beautiful trails. In addition to the great efforts by our lovely property manager, Jeff, the

Posted in Adult Programs, Events, Nature Preserve

BRS Library Children’s Program

This past weekend, ThorpeWood supported the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library during their inaugural plant sale. As parents shopped for and admired the many plants donated to the sale, children headed across the street to a private little spot beneath

Posted in Events, Youth Programs

Kids’ Day at the Farm

This Monday, we had an egg hunt at the farm! Now, this wasn’t your average candy-fueled Easter egg hunt, but rather a farm-centered one. We started the event with our fantastic story Ready for an Egg Hunt, which recounts in

Posted in Events, Youth Programs

Virtual Storytime!

This month, our Third Thursday Storytime was in danger of being canceled due to yet another snowstorm. However, we opted instead to do storytime virtually over Facebook Live. Don’t worry – it was still outside in the snow! Although we

Posted in Events, Third Thursday Storytime, Youth Programs

ThorpeWood 2020 Calendars

Our Holiday Open House is being held at the lodge December 14th, from 2pm-8pm. As part of this fun, we will be selling 2020 ThorpeWood calendars for $10 each! All of these photos (as seen below) feature little beauties from

Posted in Events, Holiday Open House, Stoney Lick Farm

Laurel Hall Staff Retreat

This October, the teachers and behavioral staff of Brook Lane’s Laurel Hall School came to the farm for a staff retreat. After their morning meetings in the lodge, the staff members were dismissed for recess (aka time at the farm).

Posted in Events, Stoney Lick Farm

Head Start Family Day

For the third year in a row, ThorpeWood has invited the Head Start children and their families out to the farm for an introduction to our animals and property. We love having our brand-new three-year-old friends be able to observe

Posted in Events, Head Start, Stoney Lick Farm