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ThorpeWood is Hiring!

Part-Time Barn Manager   15-20 hours/week | $15-18/hour   ThorpeWood is a 160-acre mountain retreat that runs animal and nature programs for all ages, primarily at-risk youth. We also are a wedding and events venue.   We are looking for

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Goodbye, Joy!

With the close of the old year, Joy Smith, our barn manager, moved on from ThorpeWood. Joy has been with employed by ThorpeWood since 2014, when she transitioned from being an Equine Assisted Learning volunteer to our full-time barn manager.

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2022 Resolutions

As the New Year presents a clean slate for us all, some of our animals’ thoughts turn to self-improvement and new goals. Many of them have embraced the ‘new you in 2022’ mindset. Take a look at what they are

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Tot Explorers at the Farm

Adams County’s Moms Supporting Moms group came out earlier this week to enjoy our property with their preschool-aged children. This group, called the Tot Explorers, braved some cold weather to really dig into our farm fun! We started the day

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Wellspring Homeschoolers

Earlier this month, we were happy to host a farm field trip for Wellspring Christian Family Schools. The 30+ attendees included parents and children of all ages – including two tiny babies! June, one of our farm dogs, took it

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Monocacy Valley Montessori Program

Last week, we were charmed by the 7th and 8th graders of the Monocacy Valley Montessori School. These students came out for a full day of farm fun, led by teacher Zoe Alexandratos. We started the day by taking all

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TJ High School’s EL Students

On the first of the month, we had Thomas Johnson High School’s English Learners Department out to the farm! They brought about forty students who are learning English to enjoy our property. Their day began with breakfast and some fun

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Painting Horses with Heartly House

Last week, we had the great pleasure of hosting a few dozen of the Heartly House staff members. This group took advantage of the rain to create a cozy day at the lodge. Instead of focusing on productivity and professional

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Head Start Summer Camp (Part II)

Our Head Start summer camp is done for the year. We had such fun with our littlest farm visitors! If you haven’t already, take a look at Part I of our summer camp blog to see what we did in

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A Day in the Park

This summer, we were invited to be presenters at Thurmont’s summer rec program called ‘A Day in the Park.’ So, this past Wednesday, we loaded up Geysir the horse and our two goats for a little outing to the Thurmont

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