Camp Myra S. Pryor
New Second Century of Leadership Campaign Scope
The GSSJC Board of Directors recently re-evaluated and refocused the Second Century of Leadership Campaign to meet the needs of our girls and help achieve the Council’s strategic vision. The campaign’s new scope will ensure our most popular camp properties have a minimum of 200 premium beds to offer girls top-notch camping experiences throughout Southeast Texas. We are also ensuring the future of Girl Scouting through raising $2.5 million for our endowment and $10 million to deliver our premiere leadership development programs to girls.
The revised campaign still includes major developments for Camp Pryor and will develop its prime real estate on the Colorado River. Our next focus for the camp is building two new cabin clusters that will sleep a total of 98 campers. 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 also 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.
Our campaign also makes valuable additions to our other camp properties and adds more premium beds to offer a consistent, premiere camping experience for girls, no matter which camp is their favorite. Some campaign highlights at our other camps include a new boat house at Camp Agnes Arnold, a new medical building at Camp Misty Meadows, audio/visual upgrades at Camp Casa Mare and a variety of smaller projects identified as intrinsic to our vision for our camp properties.
Already completed projects include new piers at both Camps Casa Mare and Robinwood, a water observation dock at Camp Agnes Arnold and paving a portion of the main road at Camp Agnes Arnold.
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”.
Camp Pryor Dedication
On January 31, GSSJC will dedicate Camp Pryor’s new features and open the camp to girls and adults through Southeast Texas. Major donors to Camp Pryor will join us as we celebrate all the new features Camp Pryor has to offer and the many new outdoor experiences now easily accessible to girls in West Houston and Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Wharton Counties.
GSSJC will celebrate the completion of complete construction on the new Hamill Welcome Center at the camp’s entrance and primary features of the Ranch Site: the DeSanctis Family Gathering Pavilion and the renovated and expanded Mamie E. George Activity Center, both located on the Madison Charitable Town Square. GSSJC recently completed renovating the Wildflower Cabin Cluster to increase its girl utilization and allow it to accommodate Camp Pryor’s increased popularity as its many features are developed.
We look forward to celebrating the completion of the first project bundle at Camp Pryor and hope our supporters are just as excited as we are!
The DeSanctis Family Gathering Pavilion is nearly completed as Phase One of construction comes to a close. This structure will give Girl Scouts a meeting place at camp.
The Mamie E. George Activity Center is also nearly completion as two existing buildings have been joined together. Here girls will utilize classroom space for learning new outdoors and leadership skills.
A view from the back of the Hamill Foundation Welcome Center. Troops coming to camp will check in here before proceeding to their unit.