Kids Can Be A #ForceOfAwesome

The Dragonfly Foundation knows the impact caring can have on others, and how even the smallest action can impact an individual or a community. The Dragonfly Foundation is excited to announce Camp Uplift, a fun, interactive week-long program for incoming 5thand 6th graders. The camp will teach students that they have the autonomy and skills to “uplift” themselves, the people around them, and their community.

In 2010, Christine Neitzke and her friend, Ria Davidson, a need and took action by starting The Dragonfly Foundation. They used their skills as former PR consultants to create awareness, educate the public and build a community. Today, The Dragonfly Foundation serves five locations of four partner hospitals and thousands of dragonflies (patients/siblings/offspring/parents/caregivers).

Dragonfly is all about connecting people to their communities and a larger idea of compassion and care. We want to share with kids how one moment, like Christine and Ria’s inspiration to start Dragonfly and their proactive action, can cause a ripple that impacts the world. Dragonfly hopes to inspire kids to make their world a better place and to provide them with the tools they need to follow their  individual inspiration.

With the help of partners like OneSight, Cincinnati Circus, iSpace, Stonelick Township Fire Department, Pinot’s Palette and others, kids will have a great time at camp while they learn lessons that will carry them long into adulthood. Camp Uplift will nurture a sense of agency and confidence in campers to help foster a society with compassionate, inspired, and empowered individuals. We hope to create a better world for the benefit of all.

The camp is being held June 5th through June 10th, from 9 am to 4 pm, at The Dragonfly Foundation’s patient/family space located off I-71 and Fields Ertel Road. The camp is $120 per child, with 5 available partial scholarships.