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From the Farm, Kitchen, and the new Cedar Pond Pavilion, to our recreation spaces in The Lodge and Sycamore House, and of course, the vast Conservancy open spaces, learning opportunities at Camp Willowsford have no bounds.

Beginning in June, we’re offering a well-rounded selection of camps that will suit your child’s interests and needs. This summer, you’ll find a wide range of camps from Discover and Culinary camps, to LEGO®, Art and Science! 

There are two sessions per week, one for each age group. The “Pioneers” are ages 5-8 and the “Explorers” are ages 9-12.


Click the following links for more information and to register.  


Week One (6/10-6/14)
Culinary Camp - The Great Big Sandwich Adventure (5-8)
3D Art Camp (9-12)

Week Two (6/17-6/21)
Culinary Camp - Sticky Fingers (5-8)
It's All About Science (9-12)

Week Three (6/24-6/28)

Challenge Island Fort Island Camp (5-8) SOLD OUT

Culinary Camp - A Tour of Asia (9-13)

Week Four (7/8-7/12)
Big Circus Art Camp (5-8)
Discover Camp (9-12)

Week Five (7/15-7/19)
Lego Camp (5-8) SOLD OUT
Discover Camp (9-12) 

Week Six (7/22-7/26)
Farm Camp (5-8) SOLD OUT
Robotics & Engineering (9-12)


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Building Closures

Sycamore House and The Lodge will be closed Friday, April 19th and Sunday, April 21st. 



Envision Loudoun 2040 Meetings

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are holding the following public meetings regarding the Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan:

  • April 24th at 6 PM at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, SE Leesburg, VA

  • April 27th at 9 AM at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn, VA

View proposed plan here.
For more information, go to:  https://www.loudoun.gov/Loudoun2040 .


The Grange Utility Work

Dominion Energy will be installing a zinc ribbon line along the gas line in The Grange. Work is expected to commence in April weather pending. 


Board of Directors Meeting 

The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House.  There is a slight change to the order of business; Executive Session will be moved to the end of the meeting so please attend at 1:30 PM for Open Session including resident comment period and matters for decision.

Design Guidelines Update  

The Design Review Committee and staff are currently working on a comprehensive review of the Design Guidelines. Feedback previously received by residents, such as trampolines, will be considered by the DRC and a recommendation sent to the Board of Directors. We are in the early stages, but expect to have a draft of the complete document available for community input in July. No changes will take effect until after resident input and Board approval.

Design Review

Throughout the busy season, the Committee meets more frequently, every three weeks. For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here

  • Application Deadline - April 24th

  • Pre-review Meeting - April 30th

  • DRC Meeting - May 8th  

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Summer Concert

Friday, May 3rd from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Sycamore House.  The Beltway Rockers are a classic band from Northern Virginia that will make you want to get up and dance! A popular local favorite at weddings, clubs and wineries, The Beltway Rockers play classic hits from The Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks, and more. Join frontman Gary Dennis, a resident of The Grant, for an enjoyable evening of rockin' and rollin'! This event is free, but please Register here

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 12th from 12 PM to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House.  Celebrate Mom with a relaxing and delicious Willowsford Farm-inspired buffet in the Courtyard!  Adults $50/person; Children 3-12 years $25/person. Register here

Movie On The Lawn

Friday, May 17th at 8 PM.  Join us for a family-friendly movie under the stars at Ellenvale Park Pavilion in The Greens. Bring a blanket and a few snacks and enjoy the show! We will be featuring Coco on the big screen. This is a free event but please Register here


Willowsford Flea Market

Saturday, May 18th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Sycamore House parking lot. Mark your calendars for Willowsford's Annual Flea Market! This event will be similar to the Community Yard Sales that we've had in the past but are opening it up to folks that are interested in selling more than just their second-hand items. There are a lot of great business owners and talented crafters in our neighborhood, so this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors along with other flea market goers to promote your product and/or service offerings. Register here to participate!  

Swim Lessons

The pools open Memorial Day weekend.  Willowsford is partnering with LetSwim, Inc. to offer swim lessons to our residents. For registration information visit LetSwim.com.  Swim lessons are offered at both pools for ages 6 months to 12 years.  

Enrichment Classes at Willowsford

Have a curious child?  Maybe a budding engineer or a mad scientist?  Willowsford is now offering fun and exciting enrichment classes at The Lodge and Sycamore House just in time for spring! Kids will apply real-world STEM concepts and learn critical thinking, teamwork, and goal setting.  


In the, LEGO® Robotics Class, children ages 5-10, will combine their love of brick building with cutting edge technology creating projects and different models using paired programming. $135/Child  Register here. 

Wednesdays, April 24th through May 29th at The Lodge at 5 PM
Thursdays, April 25th through May 30th at Sycamore House at 5:30 PM

In the Little Mad Scientist Class, kids ages 3-5, will discover how science is involved in every day life.  Each session will provide the opportunity for kids to participate in different experiments from making lava lamps to elephant toothpaste and more!   $99/Child (6 Week Series)  Register here.

Wednesdays, April 24th through May 29th at Sycamore House at 10 AM

Date Night in the Kitchen: Springtime in Paris Part Duex

Thursday, April 25th at The Lodge from 6:30 PM to 9 PM.  There's no better place to be in the springtime than Paris. Our March Date Night was so popular we thought we would bring you more French Bistro favorites in April... Part Deux!  $150/Couple  Register Here

Lunch and Learn: Grilling Techniques for Outdoor Entertaining

Thursdays, May 9th, 16th, and 23rd at The Lodge from 10:30 AM to 1 PM.  In this three-week, technique driven series you’ll learn to design delicious menus around your backyard grill for easy, outdoor entertaining all summer long. Learn grilling techniques for everything from appetizers to desserts. Lunch will be served each week, along with a glass of wine. $210/Person.  Register here.

Fire Up the Grill: The Essential Tool Kit for Every Grill Master

Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at The Lodge.  Fire up the grill! Learn the essential techniques for grilling everything from vegetables to shrimp and steak along with a few rubs, marinades and sauces to accompany them. We’ll cover the different types of grills, direct vs. indirect heat, how to test doneness, grilling gear and even how to stock your pantry for grilling season. Chef Bonnie will handpick a few of her favorite wines to serve with these grilled dishes. $75/Person Register here. 

Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include, wine glasses, backpacks, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Orders will be available for pick-up at Sycamore House; please allow one full week from date of purchase for your order to be processed. Please note, supplies are limited. SHOP WITH US!

Father's Day

Save-the-Date!


Wineries at Willowsford - June 1st
Safe Sitter Course - June 8th 
Father's Day Crab Feast - June 16th 


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Mountain Bike Club

Willowsford Mountain Bike Club is teaming up with the Conservancy to help improve Bull Run Overlook trail for bikers and hikers alike. Come out and lend a helping hand. More people means better trails to enjoy this summer!

We will be meeting at the Cedar Pond Pavilion at 9 AM.  

Hungry after working on the trail?  Missed the trail work but just like to get together with friends that like to bike?  New to biking in Willowsford and want to meet us and learn about the trails?
Then come on over...

Willowsford Mountain Bike Club is having an informal cookout/potluck at 12 PM at The Lodge for a few hours to kick off the season. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Sides will be potluck style. Please add what you can bring in the RSVP so we can try not to overload on potato salad ;) Nothing to bring - no worries - it's more about getting together.

Families welcome and encouraged to come.  For more information, join the Willowsford Mountain Bike Club Facebook page!


Bunco Babes

Thursday, May 9th at 7 PM at The Lodge.  Come join a great bunch of Willowsford ladies for a night of fun and laughter!  You don't have to know how to play.  We are happy to help you learn!  Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and whatever you'd like to drink.  Players will also need $10 for Bunco and $3 to play Left, Center, Right.  Hope to see you there. Check the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.


Social Club 

The Willowsford Social Club presents the Margarita Cinco de Mayo Party on Saturday May 18th, from 6-9 PM at the Lodge. Please bring your favorite Mexican appetizers, entrees, and desserts to share. Margarita mixes and Tequila would be most welcome, or your other beverages of choice. A Pinata breaking contest and other games will end the evening. This event is ADULTS ONLY!  For more information, join the Willowsford Social Club Facebook page!


Willowsford Waves

Team Outfitting
Swim suit fitting is scheduled for May 4th at the Lodge from 12-PM. If you can not attend you must go to Cassel’s on your own to fit and purchase your suit. 
 
Cassel’s: 2816 Towerview Rd, Herndon, VA · (703) 435-4446
 
Mini Registration and Evaluations
 
Mini Wave Evaluations will take place at Claude Moore, May 19th from 3 to 5 PM.  
 
Mini Wave Evaluation Sign up Link
 
Registration for returning families and mini’s will open on May 19th at 8pm.  New families may register on May 21st at 8pm.  Swimmers must have attended one of the evaluations on March 17th or May 19th and received a recommendation for the Mini Waves program to register. 
 
Please visit the Mini Wave FAQ for additional information. 
 
If you have any specific questions regarding the Mini Wave program please contact Lis Rohr (lis.rohr@gmail.com) or Justine Albus (justineparkeralbus@gmail.com)


Willowsford Garden Club


If you’re interested in learning more about the Community Garden check-out our Facebook page or contact Christine Somer (somertcn@verizon.net).
 



For Community Club events and information, click here!

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Yoga at The Lodge

Mondays at 7 PM at The Lodge, 4/29 to 6/10. Tap into being and ease to start each new week. Connect to your breath and your body with this vinyasa flow meets restorative practice to cultivate less doing and more awareness. Each practice will include breathwork, vinyasa flow, and a restorative series to help you feel centered, connected, and ready for the week. $60 for the 6-week series. No class 5/27. Register here!


Fridays at 9:30 AM at The Lodge, 5/3 to 6/7. Calm the hustle. Quiet the mind. Strengthen the body. Connect to your inner strength and wisdom with yoga. Join us for practices that will range from gentle to more heat-building vinyasa flows and will all include breathwork and help you create space within the mind, body, and heart. You'll take each practice with you off your mat, feel centered, strong, and ready for anything. $60 for the 6-week series. Register here!


Lodge Bootcamp

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM at The Lodge, 4/23 to 5/30. Boot Camp is designed to give you a full body workout with modifications for all fitness levels. Cardio and strength exercises are combined to maximize your workout for a strengthening, toning workout incorporating body resistance as well as resistance and weight training equipment. Each workout is different – utilizing the latest trends in fitness as well as the tried-and-true methods. We may workout outside some days! $110 for all 12 classes or $60 for 6 classes. Register here!


Early Express HIIT & LIFT

Start your day with a workout at Sycamore House, 4/22 to 5/31. Using high intensity interval training for strength, conditioning, and cardio on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays you will get the highest burn for your time. Two different sign-up options offered!  Register here!


18 Classes (Mon./Wed./Fri. HIIT & LIFT)
$150

 

12 Classes (Mon/Fri. HIIT & LIFT)
$112


Let Yourself Bloom: Mind/Body Retreat

Saturday, May 11th at The Lodge from 9 AM until 4:30 PM. What would it look like to let yourself bloom?  This full-day retreat invites you to spend a day tending to your inner garden, to create space for YOU to bloom and grow.  Break free of old patterns that are growing like weeds, cultivate a growth mindset, and be guided by clarity, strength, and curiosity.  You'll leave the day rooted in what is most important, and guided by your heart rather than your thoughts.    Space is limited.  $160/person* Register here

*Includes yoga, guided visualization, group coaching and activities led by Elena Sonnino.  Also included:  journals and materials for each participant, lunch and snacks.

What to bring:  yoga mat, water bottle


Children's Yoga  
Kids are growing up in a very busy, hurry up world, and stress physically and emotionally is starting so much younger.  With busy schedules, school pressures, competitive sports and social media our kids need to learn the techniques at an early age to stay centered and grounded. Yoga brings an awareness to themselves and others, in a practice of mindful movement both physically and emotionally.  Treehouse Fit Kids is now offering classes for Willowsford residents.  Class activities are designed to instill body awareness, techniques and self-esteem as well as functional strength/coordination through movement.  Each class is designed with age appropriate movement, theme and music. Together let's empower the kids to build their strength from the inside out!

Classes will be offered at Sycamore House on the following days. Register here.
(Type in Treehouse Fit when prompted and create a login to register for classes)

Ages 4-5 Thursdays 1:30 to 2:15 PM
Ages 6-9 Tuesdays 4 to 4:45 PM
Ages 10-12 Thursdays 4:30 to 5:15 PM 



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Watershed Restoration Day

Celebrating Earth Day,  Sunday, April 28th from 9 AM to 11AM

Why do we need healthy watersheds? Watersheds are more than just drainage areas; they support habitat for plants and animals, drinking water for people and wildlife, and recreation. Calling all volunteers to join Willowsford Conservancy to help clean up and restore our local watersheds.  These watersheds start in the Willowsford community and eventually run into the Chesapeake Bay. 
 
Join us for two volunteer options. Organized community volunteer groups and scout troops are welcome! 

  • Organize a clean-up walk in your own neighborhood!  Deposit full trash bags visibly near the road and contact the Conservancy with the pick-up location for pick-up the following Monday/Tuesday.  E-mail info@willowsfordconservancy.org to register your April 28th clean-up walk.   

  • Meet at Pin Oak Park and come join us for a cleanup walk from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The Conservancy is providing bags, and we’ll have snacks at the end of the walk. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Be sure to bring gloves for everyone in your group. Ages 8 and older. The rain date is Sunday, May 5th. Register here: http://willowsfordconservancy.org/programs/events/event/watershed-restoration-day/             

New Conservancy Trail App

We are excited to announce the release of the Willowsford Conservancy Trail App! Residents can use the App to navigate the Conservancy trail system and access an abundance of information on Conservancy and HOA amenities, wildlife, and things to see along the trails.  Users can track their trail location directly in their phone and navigate to points of interest in real time.  We are launching maps for The Grange and The Grove, with maps for The Grant and The Greens available in June. 


With spring approaching, we hope the Conservancy Trail App will help you navigate our trails and learn more about the incredible wildlife, plants and natural areas in your back yard! Contact Willowsford Conservancy at info@willowsfordconservancy.org with any questions or feedback.  


Directions for the App:

Search for “Willowsford Conservancy Trails” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the app for free.  Tours within the app require the following codes to download:

Login email for each map: info@willowsfordconservancy.org  

  • The Grange Trails: BNDY97
  • The Grove Trails: EPKBFV

*Codes are case sensitive.


Codes for The Greens and Grant trail maps will be available in June once the maps are published. Use of the App (and trails) is limited to Willowsford residents.  

For more information 

 

Exploring Nature with the Willowsford Conservancy Trail App

Join us for upcoming Conservancy-led nature walks in each village utilizing the trail app.  The creators of the trail tours, Claudette Papathanasopoulos and Patrick Boleman, will discuss functionality and how to get the most out of the trail app.  Participants will be able to ask questions and learn about the app while actively using it in the field! Registration is required. Register here


Saturday, May 11th|4 pm – The Grange


Sunday, June 23rd|10 am – The Grove


Sunday, July 21st|10 am – The Grant


Saturday, August 3rd| 4 pm – The Greens

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