Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council develop, expand Camp Pryor
The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council organization is currently developing its Camp Myra S. Pryor property, located in Nada, in order to accommodate its growing membership and expansion of programs.
"For 100 years, the Girl Scouts have utilized outdoor education and exploration to teach girls to become courageous and confident leaders," GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek said in a press release. "Our camp program is an intrinsic part of the girl scout leadership experience and we believe Camp Pryor has the greatest potential for development as we move forward into the second century of girl scouting."
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October to mark the beginning of construction on the camp's ranch site, one of three sites that maximizes the camp's varied terrain.
The camp encompasses 277 acres. In addition to the ranch site, a lake site and river site will also be developed to offer a range of diverse programs focusing on conservation education.
With a focus on environmental education, the ranch site will include a horse trough, windmill and western-themed building to house program activities and programs.
The lake site will be home to an amphitheater, library, bike barn, archery range and rifle range.
Located on the Colorado River, the river site will be home to a canoeing and kayaking program and a 1,000 square-foot nature observatory tour that will provide a panoramic view of nature, including the migratory bird highway.
Camp Pryor's new eco-friendly design will turn it into a destination for 3,800 girls and adults each year. Updates will also be made to current cabins in addition to the construction of new ones.
All updates and construction are expected to be finished in five years.
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