Photographing the Awesome Kids of Camp Rainbow

A place where kids can be kids.

Since 2010, we’ve been honored to partner with Flashes of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

A few weeks ago we joined them at Camp Rainbow, a free, week-long summer camp for kids undergoing treatment for cancer and blood diseases. At Camp Rainbow, kids are able to set aside the everyday stresses caused by their illnesses.

The camp really is a life-changing event, helping kids to build self-esteem, create positive memories, and of course make lots of new friends. Through Flashes of Hope, we provide portraits of each child to their families at no charge. It’s an opportunity for us to spend the day with some great people and work closely with some very inspiring children.

If you’d like to learn more about volunteering for Flashes of Hope, visit their website at They’re in 55 cities across the country, and they photograph more than 7,000 kids each year. (Or, as they like to say it, every year they make more than 7,000 kids with cancer smile.) If you’re in the St. Louis area and you’d like to volunteer with Camp Rainbow, visit their website at