A Statement from Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center


On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, James Michael Grissom, 40, participating in the Adult Special Camp, a week-long camp designed for adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities, at Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center passed away suddenly of unknown causes while swimming in the camp pool.  Five staff lifeguards were present along with two licensed practical nurses.   All efforts were made to revive James Michael until paramedics arrived to transport him to St. Vincent’s East.

We are shocked and heartbroken by this tragedy.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and caretakers.  We invite you to join us in prayer for his loved ones, as well as the campers, staff and volunteers who are a part of Adult Special Camp.

James Michael loved Sumatanga and Adult Special Camp.

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