The purpose of the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project (a 501C3 non-profit organization) is to celebrate the lives and contributions of the 6,000 “Toccoa men” who trained on Currahee Mountain during World War II. The project will encourage visitors to see, hear and feel what those men experienced on that hallowed ground and took with them as they served their country around the world.
When you read the scope of this project, you may wonder how something of this magnitude can be accomplished by volunteers in a small Northeast Georgia town. The reality is that Camp Toccoa at Currahee does not belong to this community; it belongs to the world! Without each of us committing to this project, the heritage and legacy of leadership will be lost forever.
Camp Toccoa at Currahee is quickly becoming a popular destination for groups to enjoy the Camp Toccoa experience. Re-enactors have held an encampment during the D-Day celebrations for the past two years and groups of Boy Scouts have visited for weekends this fall. An Eagle Scout project is responsible for the fire ring and four picnic tables in the camping area.
The project has been approved by the Appalachian Regional Commission for a $129,500 Grant. These monies will be used to construct a picnic pavilion that can seat 400-500 people. The match for the grant will require us to furnish $27,250 in materials and volunteer services and $27,250 in cash. We hope to start construction after the first of the year.
We desperately need restroom facilities on the premises and are busy renovating the last remaining Camp Toccoa building (Regimental Headquarters) so that it can be made available for meetings, reunions and special events. The total amount is only $23,150, but we will be happy for you to choose one or more items to donate.
The Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project continues to move ahead with the help of local businesses and volunteers. We received a donation of almost $3,000 from the Currahee Club and the Southern Living Home that opened at the club this summer. All proceeds will be used to reconstruct a barracks of original Camp Toccoa materials donated by Steve Lathan. There is enough material available for three additional barracks as funds are received.
Every dollar of your tax deductible donation will be used to restore Camp Toccoa. 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!