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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 fields – including environmental education, forestry, parks, agriculture, and more. 60 Students from Frederick County Read More »

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: After the first preschoolers visited the farm, we were beyond delighted and, again, posted about it on the blog:  Read More »

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 of others who have experienced great losses at a young age. In the morning, the Read More »

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 up. She swam in our mountain stream with us. She made us laugh. She proved Read More »

Election Day & Litter Pick Up

If it’s election day, come on down Catoctin Hollow Road to see the ThorpeWood crew hard at work cleaning up litter. That’s right, to us, voting and litter pick up are like peanut butter and jelly – they just go together! We consider them both high-level civic duties. Vote for your local, state, and national Read More »

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 the pavilion. After the option to romp and play a bit in our riding ring, Read More »

YMCA Staff Retreat

ThorpeWood and the Frederick YMCA have a deep relationship that goes back many years. This past week, Tim Dunn of the Y arranged a retreat at ThorpeWood for the executive and managerial staff. The bulk of their day took place at the Lodge, where they discussed Creating an Equitable Y, reviewed their strategic plan, and Read More »

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: These goals are accomplished through our story, Meet the Farm, our interactions with the kids, and an Read More »

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