Sherwood Forest is a year-round youth development organization with programs uniquely anchored in month-long residential camp experiences. By balancing traditional camp adventures with evidence-based programs that reinforce and support school-year learning, Sherwood Forest connects with, educates, and inspires the youth of St. Louis. A child who begins our programs at the end of 1st grade has the opportunity to “grow up” with us over the next 9 years, and we are steadfast in our commitment to each and every child.
Our children come from diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. The diversity of our campers and staff help make Sherwood Forest a place where all children can feel welcomed, recognized, and respected.
Swimming, canoeing, creative and performing arts, hiking, climbing our Tango Tower, cooking, and camping out are just a few of the exciting activities campers get to do while they are at camp. Campers are encouraged to accept responsibility for themselves, consider others' perspectives, and take part in decision-making.
Before deciding to send a child to Sherwood Forest Camp, you should carefully consider the readiness of your child to be away from home for an extended period of time, live with other children, follow camp rules, and accept the direction of their peers and adults who are not their parents/guardians. The following information is provided to help adults and children understand more about our camp and, based on that information, to determine their readiness to participate in a residential summer camp experience.