Better Business Bureau Report for
Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2012

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc.
Address: 2708 Sutton Blvd.
  St. Louis, MO 63143-3008
Phone: 314-644-3322
Web Address:
Also known as:Sherwood Forest
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1937, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to transform lives through camp experiences, creating healthy, caring communities where children develop character and competence. It believes that all children have the gifts and potential to become positive, productive and contributing members of their communities and the larger world. Sherwood Forest Camp teaches essential life skills through camp experiences and programs to children, primarily from disadvantaged families. Campers learn as they grow up at camp to respect all people and our environment, build strong relationships, take personal responsibility, solve problems cooperatively, resolve conflicts peacefully, and be positive leaders through service to others."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc. (SFC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Sherwood Forest’s principal programs are SUMMER CAMP for up to 500 children (ages 7 – 16) with follow-up activities in the school year, and OUTDOOR EDUCATION in the fall and spring for youth groups, schools, school districts, churches, and other social service agencies.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, SFC's program expenses were:

Camp 760,083
Total Program Expenses: $760,083
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Chief Executive : Mary M. Rogers, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: David Pocost
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Owner, Commercial Letter

Board Size: 29

Paid Staff Size: 111

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 30% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $473,240, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on SFC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 346,297
United Way 342,532
Program Fees 128,283
Special Events, net 112,127
Grants 91,566
USDA 35,377
Insurance proceeds, net 10,277
Sales - Camp Store 4,669
Interest Income 214
Total Income $1,071,342


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $1,071,342
Program expenses $760,083
Fund raising expenses 142,499
Administrative expenses 132,390
Total expenses $1,034,972
Income in Excess of Expenses 36,370
Beginning net assets 1,041,133
Ending net assets 1,077,503
Total liabilities 47,162
Total assets $1,124,665

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