Dear Friends of Sherwood Forest,

At Sherwood Forest, the health and well-being of our campers, families and staff is our top priority. As we have continued to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in our region and the world, we are aware of the new normal our society is facing. With this knowledge and information, it is with a truly heavy heart that we write today to let you know that we will be canceling our 14-day and 28-day Summer Residential Camp for 2020. Our decision is based upon current information regarding COVID-19 and our ability to ensure camper and staff safety during this time.

This is an unprecedented decision for Sherwood Forest. It is difficult for us to imagine a summer without camp. We will miss seeing our campers and singing songs around the campfire. However, we are committed to the children who come to our camp each year. Our program and administrative staff, in coordination with our Board of Directors, are developing a “Virtual Camp.” Our campers will be given resources to conduct their traditional camp experiences at home and communicate with our staff through virtual means. We hope to continue to provide the best summer experiences we can given the circumstances.

Sherwood Forest staff will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to programs as necessary. If you have questions about Sherwood Forest’s response to COVID-19, please call our office at (314) 644-3322. We remain dedicated to our vision where education and opportunity are rights fundamental to all children.

Stay healthy and well.


Prescott Benson

Executive Director