Following 53 years of dedicated service to Sherwood Forest, Mary Rogers is retiring at the end of 2019.
Mary’s steadfast commitment to our campers has led to transformational change for the organization. Camp sessions grew from 12 days to 28 days. The Supports for Success program was developed to extend support of our kids to and through college. Research and evaluation efforts led to better programs for our kids and made Sherwood Forest a model for camps across the country. Our recent capital campaign succeeded in raising more than $7.2 million to expand and repair our campsite, build our endowment, and position Sherwood Forest for a sustainable future. These are just some of the many accomplishments Mary has helped make happen. The rest would fill volumes.
To honor Mary’s Legacy at Sherwood Forest, we invite you to celebrate with us in one or all of the following ways…
Campfire to Honor Mary
Join us at camp to share your favorite stories and songs at a special campfire to honor Mary.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sherwood Forest Camp
Highway 21 South
Lesterville, MO 63654
Arrive as early as 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. In the afternoon you can walk around camp, chat with Mary, and spend time with friends. Dinner will be followed by the campfire. Overnight accommodations are available on Saturday night.
All housing will be bunk style. Families are welcome but Sherwood Forest is not able to provide child care for this event, so please teach your kids your favorite camp song so they can enjoy the festivities with you.
Registration is required. Please complete the registration form for each person who is attending and please RSVP by August 21.
Ice Cream Social in Forest Park
Save the Date for this opportunity to reminisce and celebrate with Mary and Friends!
Join us on November 23, 2019 – more details to come this fall.
Share your favorite memories of Mary
Share your favorite memories and stories involving Mary by using this form or sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also send Libby any pictures or videos you’d like to share!
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Make a Gift in Mary’s Honor
Mary’s legacy at Sherwood Forest is rooted in her believe that education and opportunity are rights fundamental to all children. To sustain Mary’s vision for Sherwood Forest into the future, make a donation to help us build the Rogers Reserve Fund so that St. Louis area children get to experience the wonders of the camp that Mary loves so much.
For more information, contact Angela Fulbright, Director of Resource Development at (314) 644-3322 or by email at AngelaF@sherwoodforeststl.org .