Blog Archives

Make a Nature Journal!

When physical distancing is keeping you at home and away from other humans, consider making a nature journal. Since we were planning on making nature journals with some groups at the farm in the future, we wanted to get some

Posted in Activities for You, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

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

Posted in Head Start, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

Thank Yous! (vol II)

With so many humans visiting our farm, we often get such lovely ‘thank yous’ that we just can’t keep them to ourselves! Here’s a compilation of some recent letters of appreciation!   Our Head Start Picnic earned us a lot

Posted in EAL, Head Start, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

June Programs & EAL

With school days coming to an end, we saw a great many visitors to the farm. Early in the month, 10 boys from Washington D.C.’s Gonzaga High School came with work boots and gloves, ready to help remake an eroded

Posted in EAL, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

National Volunteer Month!

In honor of National Volunteer Month, we are spotlighting the wondrous creatures who have been volunteering at the farm lately. Each of these ladies have just recently started blessing us with their helpful hands and smiles.  First to come to

Posted in Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering

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

Posted in EAL, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

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,

Posted in EAL, Events, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

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

Posted in EAL, Events, Head Start, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

Awards from Frederick

Despite existing in a wooded hollow of Catoctin Mountain, ThorpeWood’s beauty and achievements still make themselves known down in Frederick. This month alone, our farm has received public recognition twice. First, on September 6th, the Frederick Non-Profit Alliance recognized the

Posted in Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

And Now, a Word About Our Sponsors

September 6 is fast approaching, and we could not be more excited about this year’s ThorpeWood Trails 5K Walk/10K Run.  This little beauty you see on the left is a picture of the front design for our shirts this year.

Posted in 10K, 5K, Events, Head Start, Nature Preserve, Trail Run