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School Bells Ring Again

Today is the first day of school for students across Frederick County.  We couldn’t help feeling a bit nostalgic today, here at ThorpeWood, for the friends that we spent our summer with.  We met, bonded, and shared memorable experiences with school age youth from Frederick County non-profits: YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and United Way’s Summer Read More »

Volunteering at ThorpeWood

Inspiration.  Dedication.  Giving. Inspiration that leads to a dedication to giving. We are talking today about volunteers.  Every non-profit needs and depends on them.  Non-profits are historically understaffed but determined to serve their community and mission.  ThorpeWood is no exception – and our loyal volunteers help us in so many ways. What is it that Read More »

ThorpeWood As A Classroom

On this blog, we’ve talked about the many ways that the glorious property of ThorpeWood has been used by our community  — as a natural playground for children, an elegant wedding site for couples, and this past week, as a classroom for graduate students from Johns Hopkins University. The graduate students were utilizing regional resources Read More »

Star Gazing

Star gazing.  It is something that many DC/Baltimore area residents have to forego, the light from these major metropolitan cities, and the countless smaller cities and towns that surround them, can make true star gazing almost an impossibility in certain areas of this region. But not at ThorpeWood. The way our property is situated, it Read More »

Fly Fishing

At ThorpeWood, our mission is to provide the bounty of our natural resources to other non-profits and organizations, so that they might experience the wonder and beauty of spending time in nature. We work to achieve our mission in many different ways and this past Monday, we worked through the art of fly fishing. Now, Read More »

Come To The Mountain

Remember the intense heat of mid-July?  I know, it seems like a lifetime ago now that we are enjoying such pleasant weather, but just over a week ago, things were HOT!  Record hot, as a matter of fact.  When the temps get that hot, most of us run for the air conditioning; but during that Read More »

Tips For The Trails

As you know, ThorpeWood is hosting its sixth annual trail run on September 1st.  Many of you have participated in this event in the past, either as a runner or a walker.  Our event is encouraging of both runners and walkers, and we strive to make certain that each and every participant has a memorable Read More »

For more information, please contact Kaili van Waveren, Executive Director
301.271.2823 • [email protected]