Catching up with the Camp Directors

This is an exciting summer for Sherwood Forest. It is a year of transition and change as construction for our new Dining Hall has begun and we’ve welcomed a new Camp Director. One week into camp, we caught up with Sherwood Forest’s Camp Director, Rachel Tutwiler (RT),...

Handling Homesickness

Homesickness is a fact of life. It is human nature to pine for what is known and comfortable. And a stay at summer camp — even for a seasoned camper — can generate pangs of longing for the comforts of home: the family pet, mom, dad, even a sibling that isn’t favored...

17th Annual Blue Jean Ball

On Saturday, May 5, the community came together at Sherwood Forest’s Blue Jean Ball at The Caramel Room to celebrate the strength, growth, and success of the kids of Sherwood Forest and to support their camp experiences. The event raised more than $175,000 and...

Decision Day

On April 29th, the Sherwood Forest family proudly celebrated our first ever Decision Day to recognize the Supports for Success program participants as they announced their post-secondary plans. The luncheon was held at Washington University on a lovely Sunday...

Give the gift of discovery this Give STL Day

Our mission is to transform the lives of children in need through powerful programs that allow them to discover their self-worth, realize their potential, and become productive citizens.  For Give STL Day, 2018, we want to raise money to support these powerful...

Volunteer Trades Weekend 2018

This past weekend, nearly 60 volunteers braved the cold and participated in Sherwood Forests's 8th Annual Volunteer Trades Weekend. This is an event unlike any other, filled with camaraderie, great food, and plenty of hard work. This year, volunteers tackled a wide...

Partnering with the World Bird Sanctuary

Awesome camp experiences aren't just limited to summer. Over the winter, Sherwood Forest was very excited to re-establish a partnership with the World Bird Sanctuary. Thanks to a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the World Bird Sanctuary is able to...

Learning to Rise through Research and Evaluation

Our Executive Director, Mary Rogers, recently published an article in the March/April edition of the American Camp Association's publication, Camping Magazine. We sat down with her to ask her more about her work with the American Camp Association (ACA) and how...

How this Missouri summer camp helps low-income kids succeed

This article first appeared in St. Louis Magazine. Click here to see the original post. --- Although it's called a summer camp, Sherwood Forest goes above and beyond the traditional camp experience. Mary Rogers graduated from the camp in 1970; she's never truly left,...

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