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Summer Camp for children of all abilities!

Excited to share JT's Camp Grom Summer Camp in action this year! Camp is now open for children of all abilities!

On a 70-acre site tucked away near General Booth Boulevard sits J.T.’s Camp Grom.

It was originally opened by the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation and operated by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Camp Grom was designed as a retreat for wounded veterans and their families, the families of fallen war heroes and those with various physical and mental challenges.

Typically, in past summers Camp Grom hosted various groups, but for the first time, the YMCA is holding its own camp for children of all abilities to have fun together.

“A lot of that hosting was partnering with other organizations and bringing their kids to our camp and facilitating camp for them,” said Todd Heinecke, district vice president of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. “But this is the first year the YMCA has run our own summer day camp here.”

“I think it’s pretty cool. There are definitely a lot of fun things you can do,” said camper Lilyan Gerlach.

Camp Grom still works very closely with many of those community groups listed above. Now, even more people have the chance to see what it's all about.

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