ASHEBORO — A new building that will strengthen programming in music, missions and crafts was dedicated May 16 at Camp Mundo Vista, just in time for the start of summer camping.
Participants attended the outdoor ceremony under a light rain and then toured the 1,800 square foot Parker-Wyrick Lodge.
“On Sunday night, our staff will gather in the new lodge and pray for every single camper who registers on Monday morning,” said Camp Director Tammy Tate of the 1,900 girls who are expected to attend this summer.
The building is named in honor of Sara Parker of Winston-Salem and in memory of Shannon Wyrick of Greensboro. Parker, 90, served on the committee which recommended the site for a Woman’s Missionary Union encampment and helped pave the way for its opening in 1969.
Wyrick devoted 35 years to deaf ministry, and died in 2007.
The Rye Foundation has contributed $122,000 for expansion projects at Camp Mundo Vista and nearby Camp Caraway for boys.
Warren Steen, foundation president, spoke on “A Worthy Investment” and stated that financial gifts to help children are rock-solid, risk-free, and recession-proof.
Ruby Fulbright, executive director of Woman’s Missionary Union North Carolina, which operates the 168-acre camp, expressed appreciation to resident manager Bob Navey, project manager Bob Wainwright, and volunteers who helped at the construction site. “For the past 40 years,” said Fulbright, “little girls have come to camp and learned that their prayers and their lives are important to God.”