JT’s Camp Grom
Work Program Architects is proud and honored to be a part of JT’s Camp Grom team helping to bring this camp to life. Camp Grom is located in the City of Virginia Beach on a 70-acre parcel of land on Prosperity Road. The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation envisioned a place where wounded veterans and their families – and kids with all types of disabilities and their families – could have fun, heal and enjoy outdoor activities: a day camp fully accessible to those in wheelchairs. The camp will include a Welcome Center, Wellness Center, Amphitheater, Cafeteria and Tiki Café, Lake with fishing pier, Adventure Ropes Course, Aquatic Center which will include a Splash Park and a Flowrider – surfing/body boarding feature. Clark Nexsen and WPL completed the master-planning and bridging documents. Ross Vierra, of Axis Global Enterprises, will be leading the entire team of architects, engineers, and contractors.
WPA will be donating architectural services for the Welcome Center and Canopy Connections portion of the camp. The Welcome Center will offer the first impression and entry point for all campers, visitors, and supporters. It will consist of a 4,000 sq ft. building, housing offices, boardroom, and reception area. The YMCA will of South Hampton Roads will be conducting the day-to-day operations from the Welcome Center as well. This will also be the location of the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation’s future new headquarters.