Entries by Pam

We Love We Promise

We Promise has been supporting F.A.C.T. for 12 years with incredibly generous $10,000 grants.  They have funded the purchase of busses and vans that have allowed us to expand our programs and serve an increasing number of families.  The grants they’ve awarded have underwritten materials, activities, and scholarships that make our camp and exceptional program […]

Fast Cars and Big Hearts- VCRA donates $6,500

Many years ago, two sisters (Shelby and Samantha Keating) volunteered at Camp Gonnawannagoagin’.  They were outstanding volunteers who loved the work and truly connected to the campers. They told their neighbor, Joe Correa, about their wonderful experiences and F.A.C.T.’s good works.  Joe reached out to his old friend Rex Gardner who loves vintage cars, going […]

Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Best Valentine’s Day Ever! Our second annual Valentine’s family social and teen dance was very special.  We shot Cupid’s arrows, did the “Cupid Shuffle”, donned heart shaped temporary tattoos, got silly in the photo booth, celebrated winter birthdays, and generally “felt the love”.  F.A.C.T. would like to acknowledge our hard working social committee: Laura Fahey, […]

Winter Camp

The spring-like weather doubled the fun this time around. Everyone was able to transition easily and comfortably during our daily field trips to bowling, skating, the aquarium, and more! The afternoons were calmly spent on the playground and basketball court. It was a fantastic four days leading up to what will surely be a wonderful […]

Scavenger Hunt: it takes a village

FACT decided to make a bold move this year by moving the Scavenger Hunt to Ghent, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the decision. For starters, the people of Norfolk are simply outstanding. As you might imagine, when trudging along a new territory to spread the news about a charity fundraiser, we are not […]


Congratulations to all our bowlers for a great season and many thanks to our staff, parents and volunteers for all they did to make everyone’s season a success. Last but not least, we are especially grateful for our supportive friends at Pinboy’s Bowling, their patience and generosity is unmatched.

Tween Time and Laser Quest

Laser Quest has always been a favorite destination of ours and last Friday we were reminded why.  The Tween Time gang played two exciting games, played in the arcade, and had a chance to meet new friends. From the crazy code names to the awesome laser action, a great time was had by all.

Gonnawannaswishagin update

Once again, our friends with autism have risen to the challenge.  Each week our coaches and volunteers help our young athletes gain skills and confidence.  Best of all, everyone is getting a great day’s exercise.  Keep up the great work everyone. We’re proud of you!

2015 Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show

2015 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show Last weekend the Tidewater Builders Association hosted this fantastic event, featuring an exciting line-up of celebrities and home and garden experts, offering something for everyone in the family.  Thanks to the support of Kellam Mechanical, F.A.C.T. had a booth at the show to spread the word about our programs […]

WOD an Event

Last Sunday we had the privilege of meeting an amazing community of athletes.  Men and women of every age, size, and ability participated in a Workout Of the Day at Crossfit Takeover to benefit Camp Gonnawannagoagin’.  The Cave Mama’s, Deb Feinman and Amy Volk, are two incredibly motivated and compassionate parents of camp volunteer peer […]