Doug Pryor is the Clinical Director and Therapist at the G.R.A.C.E. Center. He has a MA Psychologist & MS Education degree from Mercy College of Detroit & Indiana University. He works at the G.R.A.C.E Center because he enjoys working with people to get their lives together.
Doug was a CYO Camper from 1962 to 1964. As a camper, he mostly enjoyed camping and hiking. During his time at camp he became interested in his field by watching how his CYO camp counselors cared for him and his other cabin mates.
"[They] made me want to be like them. I wanted to be like and do the kinds of things my counselors, and later, my administrators were about. I remember how my camp friends taught me about acceptance and diversity."
Doug gives this advice to younger alumni or current campers who aspire to follow a similar career path: "Enjoy who you are and those you encounter."
Doug served on staff at CYO Camps from 1969 to 2010. Funny thing is, "as a staff member, my group accidently burned down the tee pee in the council ring." During his time as a camp staff member he was called various "camp" names such as "Uncle Thug" and various others as he recalls, "...especially colorful ones if I made a mistake."
In his free time, Doug enjoys riding his motorcycle, walking the dogs in the woods with his lovely wife, and swimming. Doug continues to give back to the next generation by volunteering his time at summer camp.
Doug tells families who are considering camp for their child to "...be open to the process. I learned to accept God's Love thru the acceptance and respect I received from my counselors. I will never forget my time at camp...the memories are precious."
We thank Doug for generously giving his time and talents at camp for many, many wonderful years!
CYO has been providing life changing experiences for youth and adults near Carsonville and Port Sanilac, along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan for over 65 years.
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