CAMP TOCCOA TODAY
OUR MASTER PLAN
When you see and read about the scope of this project, you may wonder how something of this magnitude can be accomplished by volunteers in a small Northeast Georgia town. Our commitment to the preserving this historically significant Camp and the legacy of the "Toccoa Men" is unwavering. Here's our The Master Plan (see concept design below) and the status of each phase:
THE ARCHWAY & GUARD SHACK
The archway at the entrance to the camp has been constructed and is now in place. The guard shack has been constructed from original camp materials and welcomes visitors at the entrance.
The Appalachian Regional Commission gave a $54,500 grant to the project to construct a pavilion that seats 450-500. With the help of numerous volunteers, generous donors and quality contractors, the facility is now completed and far exceeds our initial design. The pavilion has hosted several veterans gatherings and is available for groups to rent.
THE REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS
The only remaining original Camp Toccoa building is renovated and bathrooms, showers, and HVAC, have been installed. A Barracks Gift Shop and a video/ white board system has been added to show visitors camp history and plans. The floor in the main area has been sealed. A mock living with bunks has been added as well. The building is being used and is also available for meetings, reunions and special events.
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Barrack 1 has been constructed using panels from original Camp Toccoa structures. Soon this will be the first barrack available for overnight stay. Barrack 4 has been constructed is awaiting completion of work on the interior.
Barrack 1 is near completion and barrack 4 has been constructed awaiting interior work.
A bathhouse will be adjacent to the barracks and pavilion and can be used for visitors.
A unique and unexpected gift was donated and has arrived onsite in the form of a C47 plane, a model used by the "Toccoa Men" during D-Day. It will be painted and reconstructed as money becomes available. Learn more and support the project.
Headquarters Building improvements Cost
- Painting, handicap ramp to gift shop, lighting
and other facility improvements $15,000
Reconstruction of 2 Barracks ($75,000 ea)
and completion of barracks 1 & 4 $225,000
Bathhouse Construction $115,000
C47 Airplane (static display) $125,000
-With the donations of material, supplies and labor, the camp has been rewired/wired to allow for electricity in the buildings and use of the electric gate.
- Outdoor lighting fixtures have been donated to enhance the safety of users and security of the camp.
FUNDING NEEDED FOR FUTURE PLANS
Join us in our efforts to honor the Toccoa Men and all who have served our country. The Legacy of Leadership can only be preserved with your help!
Building Supplies, services and cash donations are graciously welcomed.
Every dollar of your tax deductible donation will be used to restore Camp Toccoa
OPEN FOR VISITORS
Camp Toccoa at Currahee has quickly become a popular destination for groups to enjoy the Camp Toccoa experience.
- Re-enactors have held an encampment during the D-Day celebrations and groups of Boy Scouts have visited on several occasions.
-An Eagle Scout project is responsible for the fire ring and four picnic tables in the camping area.
-Active military units visit regularly to run the mountain and learn about the Legacy of Leadership of Currahee.
- The Barracks Gift Shop is open to visitors every Saturday from 10 AM - 2PM.