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‘So What Else’ Overnight – 2023

For the first time since April 2019, we welcomed back the wonderful organization So What Else! Here’s a bit about this wonderful non-profit: So What Else’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities

Posted in Stoney Lick Farm, Youth Programs

2022 Holiday Open Houses

ThorpeWood was delighted to host three Holiday Open Houses at our lodge this year! Each night from 2-8pm, we surrounded ourselves with neighbors and friends of ThorpeWood. Our 17′ tall Christmas tree, topped by our taxidermied bard owl, dazzled attendees.

Posted in Adult Programs, Events, Youth Programs

Green Careers Event

Earlier this week, we were delighted to host the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education’s (MAEOE) Green Careers event at ThorpeWood’s lodge. This event focused on bringing together high schoolers with 30+ green professionals from a huge range of

Posted in Events, Youth Programs

Our Partnership with Head Start

As we close out 2022, we are honoring our relationship with the Frederick County Head Start program. Nine years ago, back in January 2014, we announced our new partnership with the following message on our blog: We are so very

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Teen Camp Jamie 2022

Following up from their recent camp this past September, Camp Jamie held a teen camp at ThorpeWood this past weekend. The small group of 8 campers and 7 staff dedicated their day to healing, sharing, and being in the presence

Posted in Youth Programs

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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Head Start Classroom Visits

In anticipation of our upcoming visits from Head Start kids, we once again made our way down to Frederick with an animal in tow. These visits are designed to prepare the children for the farm in a few ways: Introduce us

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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.

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm, Youth Programs

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

Posted in Head Start, Stoney Lick Farm, Youth Programs

COIPP Picnic 2022

While we farm folk don’t usually bring our animals off the property for programs, we make an exception for the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP). Their back-to-school picnic at Staley Park is always a wonderful event and we are

Posted in Youth Programs