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Around Crofton: 'J Camp' on Crofton Parkway ends summer with mini-triathlon

Around Crofton: 'J Camp' on Crofton Parkway ends summer with mini-triathlon

It was a sunny, warm afternoon on a recent Sunday when children and adults congregated at the home of Heather Zeiss on Jordan Avenue. They were coming to participate or watch a mini-triathlon event that capped the summer for "J Camp," a neighborhood-based summer camp. In its seventh year, the camp is open to children who live on the "J" streets off the Crofton Parkway. "This started out as weekly activities our neighborhood would hold to keep kids occupied and morphed into fairly regular summer events that are planned with themes," said Christine Jackson, the founder of the group and a mother of four. The camp works because no single family is...

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