Next Steps with Supports for Success

Next Steps with Supports for Success

Throughout the summer, Supports for Success program manager, Emily Mess, and her team have been busy working with youth both at camp and back in St. Louis. Much of the program centers around individual meetings and self-determination planning to help guide young...

The Return of the Camp Play!

The Return of the Camp Play!

This summer, a big goal of Sherwood Forest staff was to bring theatre back to camp, a longstanding activity that was the centerpiece of the conclusion of each session. Because of Covid-19 safety protocols in prior years, it became difficult to produce a show wherein...

Wrapping up Summer 2022

Wrapping up Summer 2022

We are now a couple weeks out from concluding another summer with our campers at Sherwood Forest, my first as Camp Director, and I am still buzzing with excitement. This summer brought a range of emotions for me - at times nervous to be leading our program, but even...

A note from Camp Director, Alexis Newsome:

The sun has set on the first half of summer and we have two complete sessions behind us, Mini Camp and our session for female campers. As I look back on the past two months, I think about how much we’ve learned to compromise with one another, all of the belly laughs...

Pride Month

Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, New York City. That uprising against systemic harassment and persecution was just the beginning of a decades-long fight to protect the rights of...

Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth 2022

As Sherwood Forest staff and campers have reunited again at this amazing place so many call their “home away from home”, we are grateful to be together honoring this day of profound weight and power – Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865 — nearly nine decades after the...

Keeping Our Children Safe and Talking about Gun Violence

Keeping Our Children Safe and Talking about Gun Violence

We are deeply saddened by the senseless violence and loss of life in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of those killed at Robb Elementary School and at Tops Friendly Markets. We continually strive for camp to...