Sherwood Forest Receives $2 Million Gift From the Yield Giving Open Call

Sherwood Forest Receives $2 Million Gift From the Yield Giving Open Call

Today, MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced Sherwood Forest as one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States. Sherwood Forest received $2 million. Sherwood Forest is a year-round...

A Statement for our Community

A Statement for our Community

We are deeply saddened by the senseless violence and loss of life at Central Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) and Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience (CSMB) high schools. Our hearts are broken for the families and friends of those killed and we send thoughts...

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...