Dragonfly Forest was conceived from a skiing experience that gave Laura Jansen, Founder, the chance to "feel just like everyone else."
A few years ago my husband and I were registering our five-year old son for his first skiing lessons. When we finished registering, the instructor asked if I were going to ski as well. Since I was sitting in a wheelchair I thought it obvious that I would not be skiing and I thought, "What a silly question." When she asked why not, I pointed to the wheelchair. The instructor suggested I look into their adaptive ski program. I did, and by that afternoon I was suited up in borrowed ski clothes, strapped into a remarkable contraption called a bi-ski, on the chair lift and heading up the mountain.
I will never forget the extraordinary feeling I had as we stopped at the top of the mountain to enjoy our glorious surroundings. As I looked at the magnificent view that unfolded around me, I turned to see other skiers admiring the same view. At that moment, I thought, "This is it ... I am skiing, just like everyone else."
Out of Laura's experience on that mountain came the idea to create a summer camp for kids with serious illnesses - so they too could feel "just like everyone else."
The following is our headquarter information
1100 E Hector Street, Suite 333Conshohocken, PA 19428267-434-0100 (Fax)