August 14, 2021

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, Brody Groom of Lee’s Summit, Missouri graduated from Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Confidence Camp.

Confidence Camp is a confidence-building summer camp experience for boys ages 8-11 that combines a fun, physically active and challenging environment with activities designed to develop good decision-making skills, teamwork skills and self-discipline. Campers were challenged with obstacle course exercises on MMA’s 288-acre campus, competitive Pugil Stick games, rappelling, and more.

“Despite their young age, campers this year rose above all the challenges presented with grit, determination and self-discipline,” said Director of Summer Operations Col. Rick Grabowski. “I’m very proud of their performance and growth.”

Groom is the son of Alana and George Bloom.

Providing private, college preparatory education for boys and young men in grades 7 through postgraduate, the Missouri Military Academy is one of few such select academies in the United States. MMA’s 360˚ Education(r) program is designed around the needs of boys during their formative years, tapping into what motivates them-positive reinforcement, structure, consistent physical and mental challenge, loyalty and a team mentality. MMA inspires boys from around the world to reach their potential by fostering academic excellence, character development and leadership training in a safe, structured environment. For more information, visit