Hickory Construction of Alcoa completed the renovation, which was designed by Knoxville’s Johnson Architecture. Gifts from donors funded the project, including gifts by UTBattelle and United Way of Greater Knoxville.The project involves renovations to the camp’s STEM training center and multi-use facility. The renovated space features a commercial kitchen, bathrooms and living quarters, as well as exterior siding and windows. The main room has vaulted ceilings and exposed trusses to give it a more open feel. Upgraded electrical service enables the camp to offer the welding merit badge.
Camp Buck Toms provides summer camp programs for Scouting and Venturing. It features courses of instruction for over sixty merit badges, a first-year camper program, a wilderness course and much more.
Other facilities at Camp Buck Toms include a swimming cove of Watts Bar Lake, hiking trails and a ham radio shelter. The camp also offers shooting ranges, a mountain bike program, a wilderness COPE course, a fishing pier and a climbing tower over sixty feet tall.