“I Wanna Be in Head Start”

sam horse walkWe like to use our Facebook page to share information about the goings on at ThorpeWood – from sharing pictures of the events we do here, to offering glimpses of nature’s wonder around the property.  And lately, we have been blessed by so many fantastic moments from our Head Start program and our other YMCA programming that we have been able to share some fantastic photos from those activities on our page leading to a friend commenting, “I wanna be in Head Start.”  That comment really tickled us.

We are lucky to be able to use our property and resources to benefit so many children in our community.  Partnering with the Frederick County YMCA program has enabled us to reach so many more children and youth than we could have ever hoped for, and to know that the impact of that reaches our friends and supporters helps to reinforce the work we do here.  It is important to connect with the youngest members of our community, and to help them learn to experience and appreciate the natural world.  Our connection with the Frederick County  YMCA helps us to do that.horse walk 3

And you can help us to do that as well!  Did you know that the ThorpeWood Trails event – a 5K/10K Trail Run and Walk – benefits the Frederick County YMCA?  Yes, it does!  The money we raise during ThorpeWood Trails on Sunday, August 31st is used to help offset the costs associated with bringing the children of the YMCA up to ThorpeWood and enabling them to participate in our programming – whether that is our Equine Assisted Learning, camping, fishing, hiking – the possibilities are seemingly endless.  And, we need your support to continue to make this programming available to the children and youth served by the Frederick County YMCA.

It’s easy to register.  We have online registration, accessible by clicking here.  You can also contact ThorpeWood directly to receive a paper registration, or you can register on race day – although the cost does increase on the day of the event and you are not guaranteed a shirt.  Please consider registering to participate in this event and support such a wonderful cause.  It won’t be the same without you there!