Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas from the YMCA of South Hampton Roads! 🎄 #ymcashr #christmas
YMCA at JT's Camp Grom is a 70-acre retreat-style camp developed especially for wounded warriors, Gold-Star families and adults and children with disabilities.
The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is a nonprofit, community-based health and human services organization that serves over 250,000 children and families throughout Coastal Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. More than 30% of those families receive financial assistance through the Open Doors program, whose funding is made available by the generosity of donors, helping them achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The Y’s doors are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas from the YMCA of South Hampton Roads! 🎄 #ymcashr #christmas
Keep your eyes to the sky because tonight is the night that Santa Clause comes to town! 🎅🏼🎁🎄 #ymcashr #christmaseve #santaclause
As a reminder all YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You can access 24 hour fitness classes through our Virtual Y and on our YMCASHR App! ❄ #ymcashr #happyholidays #virtualfitness
Simplify shopping this year by grabbing YMCA gift cards for everyone on your list!
Visit the center closest to you to purchase and be home before the coco cools! ☕ #ymcashr #holidayshopping
Did you know that basketball was invented at the YMCA? Today we celebrate the 129th anniversary of James Naismith taking an old soccer ball and a peach basket to create an entirely new game that we now know as basketball! Youth basketball starts January 9th and what better place to begin your child's journey with the sport than the place that started it all, the Y! #ymcashr #basketball #youthsports #hamptonroads
Grateful does not even scratch the surface of emotions that each of us at the YMCA of South Hampton Roads are feeling in light of the news that we are the recipients of a $10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, the largest gift donation in our organization's history. We stand beside 383 additional community-minded organizations in this incredible blessing, each organization dedicated to their collective causes to build their neighbors and community up, even in times of great challenges.
From our President and CEO, Anthony Walters “We are incredibly honored that MacKenzie Scott saw fit to invest this one-time, unrestricted gift in us! Her trust and confidence in our ability to conduct services that are equitable, accessible, and open to all, is extremely humbling and a great testament to the countless volunteers, members, stakeholders, and staff that have worked so hard to keep this YMCA moving forward. This grant changes the lives of the people we serve."
We are dedicated to the future. And we can't wait to conquer it side-by-side with our neighbors. #ymcashr
The YMCA is your one stop shop for checking off that holiday shopping list! From personal training to swim lessons, and all that is in between, we have everyone covered! Stop by one of our locations today to purchase. 🎁 #ymcashr #holidayshopping
We had so much fun at our safe Swim with Santa event! Thanks to everyone that was able to attend. Visit www.ymcashr.org for more programming at the place for everyBODY!
In alignment with Virginia's most recent Executive Order, group exercise classes will be limited to a nine participant capacity, effective Monday, December 14th, 2020.
As a reminder, if you sign up for a class and decide that you can not make your reservation for any reason please cancel through the same app you used to book, or by calling the Y. This will ensure that others who are on waitlist will be able to attend. For participants signed up for a class that is now over the nine participant max, you will receive a call from a Y team member to get your participation time rescheduled to a time where this capacity is not currently met.
Good Morning to our Grom Families!
We are excited about our Swim with Santa event tomorrow! While we want this event to be fun, your safety is our priority. In response to the Governor's announcement made December 10th, 2020, we ask that our guests participate in the following protocol to ensure we are adhering to the new guidelines:
1) Arrive healthy! If you have any symptoms we ask that you stay at home and your registration fee will be refunded.
2) A mandatory health screening will be done for all participants, waiver attached. We ask that all participants wear a mask, with the exception of the pool. We will also take into consideration sensory issues.
3) EVENT CHANGE
Families with the Last Name A-H arrive 1:00p for pictures with Santa
Families with the Last Name I-Z arrive 1:30p for pictures with Santa
2:00-4:00p all families invited to swim in the pool, with 6ft social distancing required
We appreciate everyone's attention to this. If you have any concerns with the changes made, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at our healthy event tomorrow!
Hanukkah Sameach! Happy Hanukkah from the YMCA of South Hampton Roads! #ymcashr #hanukkah #festivaloflights
We had so much fun building gingerbread houses with today's group*! Holiday fun is still happening at Camp Grom... register for our Swim with Santa event this Saturday at www.ymcashr.org!
*While we follow safety protocols by wearing masks, distancing from others and doing daily health screenings; we also celebrate everyBODY with consideration for sensory issues.
Don't forget to make sure you are on the "Nice" list before Saturday! Santa will be visiting Camp Grom from 1:00-4:00p for socially distant pictures, make-your-own reindeer food and time in the indoor pool. Check your name here, twice, and register today at https://ymcasouthhampton.sgasoftware.com/Sales/Product/Details?MemberID=0&FamilyID=0&ActivityID=30981&RegistrationID=0
Find out if you're Naughty or Nice!
Our Santa radar has been going crazy today, which can only mean one thing.. Santa is on his way! We hope he packed his bathing suit for our Swim with Santa event this Saturday, December 12th from 1:00-4:00p! You can register for this socially distant event at https://www.ymcashr.org/camps/ymca-jts-camp-grom
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Check out our blog on how decorating is scientifically proven to make you happier! #design #christmasdecor #ymcashr #blog
Bocce Nights are BACK at Camp Grom, and are for everyBODY! Whether you're new to the game, a pro or just looking to have a good time, join us Tuesdays in 2021!
"Brrrrr.... colder temperatures finally hit Virginia Beach! My favorite, just in time for the Swim with Santa event on December 12th from 1:00-4:00p! Don't worry, they tell me the indoor pool is heated.. can't wait to see everyone there! Register today at https://www.ymcashr.org/camps/ymca-jts-camp-grom"
*DRUMROLL* Here are the Top 20 burners from our Humble Turkey Brag Challenge! Congratulations to all the participants!
Thank you to all of our donors that participated in #GivingTuesday! Together we raised over $1,500 for the YMCA at JT's Camp Grom, awesome!
Thank you to everyone that has participated in #GivingTuesday, providing access for our Wounded Veterans, Gold Star Families and those with differing abilities to have the experience of a lifetime at Camp Grom! There is still time to give today at:
Thanks to Dan Letterman, Deanna Berg and Franklin Gaillard who have made their contribution to the 2020 Paving the Way for everyBODY Brick Campaign! Their contribution provides a chance to experience camp, with recognition on our brick walk. Join the fun and the cause, donate today at https://give.ymcashr.org/fundraiser/3056913
Today is the day—#GivingTuesday is here. When you choose to give to the today, you are choosing to bring the community home to the support and resources the Y provides for all.
You are giving to families like Linda and Bella in this video, and to any family who leans on their friends and support at the Y as a staple in their life.
You are also joining the ranks of community leaders committed to a stronger us, like GEICO with a lead gift for today of $10,000! Thank you GEICO!
Don't forget when you give today your gift goes farther thanks for TowneBank's generous match of total donations up to $50,000.
#YGeicoGives #ymcashr #TowneBank #ServingOthers #EnrichingLives
YMCA at JT's Camp Grom's cover photo
Happy Birthday to Board Chair, Chris Hoagland! Thank you for your service to the YMCA at JT's Camp Grom, even seen here at our Annual Campaign Kick-Off back in 2019. We hope you have a Grom-tastic Day!
The December Edition of the Grom Gazette is here! Check out our programming for 2021.. we can't wait to show you what's in store!
When we tell you Camp Grom is the place for everyBODY.. we mean it! Thanks to the Hampton Roads Obedience Training Club for hosting their annual canine performance event here this weekend. We can't wait to see who comes out on top!
"Oh dear, Grommets. I ate too much during yesterday's Thanksgiving dinner. Not to worry! Mrs. Claus has me on a strict diet in time for our Swim with Santa event on December 12th from 1-4p. Register today at https://www.ymcashr.org/ymca-jts-camp-grom-family-days
We are excited to be hosting our next Blood Drive in memory of Josh Thompson, the "JT" of the YMCA at JT's Camp Grom. Celebrate Josh by saving a life today.
YMCA of South Hampton Roads
Join us virtually this Thanksgiving and don't forget about our Turkey Burn Challenge on the app! 🦃💪
Virtual Thanksgiving classes:
Dance Fitness with Sunday
Pilates with Sherry
Kid Fitness with Liz
HIIT with Danny
Santa sent us the families that made his list for our Swim with Santa event on December 12th from 1:00-4:00p! Don't see your name? Santa always checks his list twice! Register today at https://www.ymcashr.org/family-days-events-ymca-jts-camp-grom
Happy Fall! What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?
Happy Birthday to Gromski, Carter Edge! We are excited to host your birthday this weekend at the place for everyBODY! Want to join in on the fun? Give us a call at (757)961-4175 to book today!
REMINDER We're updating our member management system to better serve you! The new system will be live Saturday, November 21st. Because of this transition, payments and registrations through our current system will be unavailable between Wednesday, November 18, and will resume some time on Saturday, November 21. For all the details please see the link below. #ymcashr
Brrrrr.... colder temperatures bring out our scarves, hats and gloves. Camp Grom is here to help those with sensory issues get dressed for Winter!
1181 Prosperity Road
Virginia Beach, VA
YMCA at JT's Camp Grom features indoor and outdoor adventure opportunities such as fishing, cable wake boarding, ropes course, outdoor lazy river, indoor pool with rehab resistance area, a splash park, and more! Group camp opportunities are available during the week and family camp opportunities are available on the weekends during the summer months.
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In our most unique community collaboration yet, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads has teamed up with the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation to create a landmark new adventure park for those who need it most.
JT’s Camp Grom isn’t just any camp. It’s a 70-acre retreat developed for wounded warriors and their families, the families of fallen war heroes—Gold Star Families, and children and adults with differing abilities. It’s a special place where everyone in the family can spend time and participate together!
Like all Y camps, Camp Grom will deliver all the classic outdoor offerings: apline climbing tower, kayaking, swimming, archery and other fun fitness activities—with staff to help guide all campers and their families through their exhilarating YMCA camp experience.
This 70-acre site in Virginia Beach boasts an aquatic center, an outdoor lake with fishing, a gym/auditorium, picnic shelters, a sports field, a water spray park and so much more. JT’s Camp Grom hopes to welcome thousands of Hampton Roads adults and children with differing abilities each year, plus serve the wounded veterans and Gold Star famliies that live in our area.
There’s never been a project of this kind, of this magnitude. So we were thrilled to be asked to run the day-to-day operations of the camp. Currently, we offer a variety of programming, including group visit days, as well as facility rentals.