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New Years Resolutions – 2023

Well the farm animals are all astir over the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. They are a motivated bunch of critters – goal-driven, ambitious, unstoppable. Let’s take a look at what they have planned for the new

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Introducing…Clare!

Oh my are we delighted to introduce Clare, our assistant program director and barn manager! She was already proven gold by the time we offered her the job – she volunteered with us for programs, animal care, and litter pick

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Fall 2022 Head Start Visits

 Head Start is back at the farm! This season finishes up our 9th year serving Frederick County’s Head Start preschoolers. This round of visits, the classes are coming out twice for a morning of farm fun, followed by lunch in

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Camp Jamie 2022

 Camp Jamie has been an institution of the Frederick community for the last 31 years. We are so proud to host Frederick Health Hospice’s yearly day camp which serves children who have suffered the loss of someone close to them.

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6th Annual Head Start Family Day

Oh my, how we love Head Start Family Day – this is our 6th year holding the event! With 135 folks in attendance this year, we were proud to run a smooth and FUN event. The objective of the day

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Heartly House Staff Retreat – 2022

Earlier this week, we hosted the Heartly House staff for a retreat on our property. The Heartly House folks began their day at the lodge with breakfast, coffee, and a warm welcome from their president and executive director Inga James.

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ThorpeWood’s Tipi

We are so excited to announce that our tipi is up in the arboretum! This is such an exciting addition to the farm – a place for groups of all ages to gather – for meetings, overnights, fires, and more.

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Meet Mattie!

Meet our new barn manager, Mattie! We are so excited to welcome Mattie into the ThorpeWood family! Our animals are lucky to have someone so dedicated, conscientious, and loving on their team. Mattie is also proving to be a great

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New Animals at the Farm!

We ThorpeWoodians have been playing around with the idea of getting a new animal at the farm for a while now…but what to get? Sheep, pigs, more chickens, alpaca? We were set on only adding a productive farm animal to

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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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