Category: Head Start

Fall 2019 Head Start

From October through December, ThorpeWood is host to all thirteen of Frederick County’s Head Start classes. Each class comes up to the farm four days in a row to experience our farm programs. After our preliminary visits to the classrooms back in early October, the preschool ‘friends’ had already met us farm humans and learned Read More »

Thank Yous! (Vol III)

Around Thanksgiving, we love to take a look back at the many grateful folks who have expressed their thanks to us. Each kindness warms our hearts. Of course, we are oh-so thankful for each of these groups and the many folks that make our efforts possible. Our animals, volunteers, and staff all have so much Read More »

Thanksgiving with Head Start

This past week, one of our lovely Head Start teachers, Miss Katelyn, invited us up to the classroom for a Thanksgiving feast.  Ms. Sam, the cook at Emmitsburg, had prepared turkey, stuffing, rolls, green beans and oranges for all. The Emmitsburg Head Start classroom sits in the senior center just south of the heart of Read More »

Introductory Head Start Visits

As the first two months of Head Start’s school year are taken up with screenings and learning school rules, there are no field trips out to the farm. We farm folk, however, were impatient to meet our newest friends and to bid ‘welcome back’ to our returning four-year-olds. So, we arranged short ‘Farm 101’ introductory Read More »

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 the property for the first time from the comfort of Mom’s arms or while holding Read More »

August Farm Visitors

  The last month before school begins again, August was filled with summer campers, bicyclists, and teachers from many local organizations. Representing the Frederick YMCA, both the Outdoorsman and BASE Campers (all 202 of them!) made week-long homes in our Homestead Barn. The Outdoorsman occupied themselves by fishing in the pond, playing hide and go Read More »

Summer Camp 2019 (Part II)

Week 4 In the second half of summer camp, we got even deeper into the farm fun. On their fourth visit, the kids helped out around the farm. There was oh-so much to be done. Spending about ten minutes at each station, we took time to work in all different areas of the farm To Read More »

Summer Camp 2019 (Part I)

 This year we were happily given a whole six weeks of summer camp with our favorite Head Start friends. So far, we are halfway through and are already filled to the brim with lots of farm fun! Between our Tuesday and Thursday groups, we have around forty kids in the program, in addition to all Read More »