June ’23 Week 2: SHIP, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the MET

On June 13th, the Chamber of Commerce hosted a Nonprofit Young Professionals site visit to the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership. There, executive director Melissa Muntz shared all about SHIP’s work and their role in the community. I walked away entirely impressed with Melissa and their operation. For more information about their work, check out their website here. Thanks to Caylee Winpigler for planning and running the event!

Later that day, Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County came to the farm for their first visit of the summer. We plan to see their groups a total of eight times throughout the summer. For their first round of visits, we are visiting with our animals and going on a hike (and of course, climbing trees along the way!). This group was such fun to explore the farm with!

On the 15th, we hosted Habitat for Humanity at our lodge for their staff retreat. As part of this day, we ran therapeutic outdoor programs for their staff, including forest therapy, hiking, and animal visits. We always love to support restoration for the hardworking members of our nonprofit community!

On the 16th-18th, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre ran their production, Midsummer: A Vision Most Rare, on our property! This is the second time we have hosted this unique event. For tickets, check out the MET’s website here!