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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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Wholistic Women in the Woods

Oh, what a wonderful day with the Wholistic Women in the Woods! Around 25 ladies gathered in our homestead barn today for a women’s retreat to be inspired and restored. After a brief introduction by the group’s leader, Kelye Brown,

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Head Start Staff at the Farm!

At the very end of last month, Head Start brought out every teacher, teacher’s assistant, and member of the family advocate team to the farm. We were delighted to have them for three hours in the beautiful fall sunshine! The

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At the Farm with ‘Living Through Loss’

Earlier this month, we were delighted to host a most wonderful group, Living Through Loss, at the farm. These parents, who have all lost a child, were in need of some restorative time in nature. With this in mind, we

Posted in Adult Programs, EAL, Forest Therapy