Camp Myra S. Pryor
Camp Myra S. Pryor Dedication
The completion of Phase One construction and renovations at Camp Myra S. Pryor was celebrated with a camp dedication on Friday, Jan. 31. At this celebration, donors, volunteers, local officials and more were invited to visit Camp Pryor and tour the first round of renovations which included: building the Hamill Foundation Welcome Center and Kevin C. and Monica Maby King Windmill at the camp entrance; renovating the Mamie E. George Activity Center and constructing the DeSanctis Family Gathering Pavilion in the Madison Charitable Town Square; renovating the Wildflower Cabin Cluster to include refreshed cabins, a renovated kitchen, new fire pits and more; and the addition of a shade structure, made possible by Gulf Coast Medical Foundation, at The George Pool as well as a horse trough made possible by the Family of Kathy and Wayne Richards.
The Hamill Foundation Welcome Center will serve as a check-in for girls spending the weekend at camp. It will also house the reserve ranger on duty each weekend.
In the Mamie E. George Activity Center, girls will have access to classrooms as well as an indoor meeting space and stage. The renovated space also includes a catering kitchen for events.
The DeSanctis Family Gathering Pavilion is a great outdoor meeting space for girls. It includes a stage and the Craig Family Bridge which is perfect for outdoor bridging ceremonies.
The Wildflower Cabin Cluster is one of the units at Camp Myra S. Pryor that has been renovated and features 98 beds for girls, a refreshed kitchen area and new fire circle.
Phase Two Begins
As GSSJC begins Phase Two of construction at Camp Pryor, the focus for the camp is building two new cabin clusters that will sleep a total of 98 campers in the future and enhancing our kayaking and canoeing programs. We are constructing a six-acre lake with shallow areas for swimming and deeper parts that will accommodate a slide or a large flotation device in the future. We are building a canoe dock on the Colorado River to facilitate girls’ boating instruction. When the Second Century of Leadership Campaign is complete, GSSJC will offer a progressive boating program for girls at Camp Pryor and more than 200 climate-controlled beds for girls to enjoy the property year-round.
If you or someone you know would like to support the development of Camp Myra S. Pryor, contact Beth Shea at 713-292-0321 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click the “Donate Online” link to the right, under “Quick Links”.