Community Resources Available to Campers and Friends

Community Resources Available to Campers and Friends

Sherwood Forest is committed to providing information about our community’s response to COVID-19 and the resources available to our campers and friends. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the resources available in the community, but was provided to us through...

Sherwood Forest Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Sherwood Forest Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

At Sherwood Forest, the health and well-being of our campers, families and staff is our top priority. We continue to monitor the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and the recommendations of our government and health officials. It is with this...

January Message

January Message

Dear friends, As we start the new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the powerful work I have seen since I have come on board. At the heart of Sherwood Forest's vision is "transforming the lives of children through powerful programs that all allow them to...

Let’s Go Blues!

Let’s Go Blues!

Last week, Sherwood Forest campers were treated to an unforgettable night through the 90’s Mighty RO’R program. During the 2019-2020 season, St. Louis Blues' forward Ryan O’Reilly has been donating his Club Level Suite to children served by local non-profits. Our...

A Winter’s Hike

A Winter’s Hike

It may be cold out, but here at Sherwood Forest, we are already preparing for the summer. This November, our Camp Director, Rachel Tutwiler, and Assistant Camp Director, Aliyah Walls, hike the Blair Creek Section of the Ozark Trail along with their dogs, Zahrah and...

A Bird, a Cedar Chip, a Rock, and an Arrow

A Bird, a Cedar Chip, a Rock, and an Arrow

During the November board meeting, we formally transferred the role of Executive Director from Mary Rogers to Prescott Benson. In true Sherwood Forest fashion, this moment was marked by a symbolic ceremony. Mary shared the significance of four items that have been...

Supports for Success on Campus

Supports for Success on Campus

Last month, 12 Supports for Success participants visited Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri during their homecoming weekend. 10th, 11th, and 12th graders were all eligible to participate in the school visit. The group spent the day learning about Truman...

Sherwood Forest Hires New Executive Director

Sherwood Forest Hires New Executive Director

Sherwood Forest has hired Prescott Benson as their organization’s new Executive Director. He succeeds Mary Rogers who will retire at the end of 2019 following 53 years at Sherwood Forest in a variety of roles. “Sherwood Forest provides a unique opportunity for at-risk...

Photo Reunion

Photo Reunion

After 28 years, a group of Sherwood Forest Alumni returned to camp to reconnect and recreate a treasured photograph. The original photo from 1991 is of a cabin group made up of Charity Goodwin, Heidi Graham, Shashanna Huber, Ayanna (Ward) Dorsey, Salena (Naddaf)...