Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Camp Myra S. Pryor Dedication

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council welcomed guests, donors, local officials and more to explore the phase one renovations at Camp Myra S. Pryor near El Campo, TX last Friday, January 31. Here's a sneak peek at some of the new structures and improvements we debuted:

The Hamill Foundation Welcome Center greets girls as they arrive at Camp Pryor. Here they will check in and receive their weekend unit assignment. The building will also house the reserve ranger on duty for the weekend and even includes restrooms. In front of the Hamill Foundation Welcome Center is a pond and windmill that will set to tone for spending a weekend in the western town Camp Pryor will feel like.

Originally two buildings, the new Mamie E. George Activity Center was created by joining these two together to expand the space as a main indoor meeting place for girls. The Activity Center features classrooms as well as a central open space and catering kitchen. It's a great place to learn new skills as well as host a day-long event!

The DeSanctis Family Gathering Pavilion, located at the center of the Madison Charitable Town Square, will provide girls an outdoor space for meeting. One side of the pavilion (pictured at the left here) has a rounded edge to create an outdoor stage for events, girl performances and more. There are even lights installed so the stage can be lit for evening or nighttime activities! And the Craig Family Bridge leading from the town square to the pavilion is perfect for outdoor bridging ceremonies.

In addition, The George Pool now features a shade structure courtesy of Gulf Coast Medical Foundation, which will help give girls a respite from the hot Texas sun in the summer as well as additional seating and a place to leave their belongings while enjoying a dip in the pool.

Finally, the Wildflower Cabin Cluster was renovated as part of phase one and now includes 98 beds for girls as well as a renovated kitchen shelter and fire pits. (We love their cheery yellow color!)

And if you venture just around the corner from the Wildflower Cabin Cluster, you'll find a horse trough donated by the Family of Kathy and Wayne Richards where girls who enjoy Camp Pryor's equitation program will be able to stop with their horse for a drink.

For more photos from Friday's dedication, head to our Facebook page. Thank you to all who attended the Camp Pryor Dedication and who helped make these great renovations and additions to our camp possible! We can't wait to move on to phase two and continue making this camp a great western oasis!