Sherwood Forest Camp

Industry: Youth Camp RDP Investment: $8 million Launched: August, 2018

Lesterville, MO – Located on 478 acres in rural Missouri, Sherwood Forest Camp provides comprehensive, year-round enrichment programs for children in low income communities, aged 6-18 from St. Louis City and County (over 100,000 youth served since its inception). One of only two month-long residential camps in the U.S. serving this population, Sherwood Forest delivers exceptional outcomes for its campers: 100% graduate from high school; 9 out of 10 campers become financially independent adults.

RDP invested $8MM of NMTC allocation to help Sherwood renovate its outdated facilities built in 1960’s, which are now insufficient to serve a growing number of campers. The investment will include a new learning center with STEM labs, expanded library, new dining and living halls, lake restoration and other projects.  See Sherwood Announcement.

RDP Impact

Over 100,000 low-income children served since 1937!

11 jobs retained
4 new jobs created
45 FTE construction jobs

1500 Low Income Children per year
* 80% low income
* 20% just above federal poverty threshold
* 75% are returning students

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