Summer Camp

Summer camp is the highlight of the year for many Scouts. In the Great Smoky Mountain Council, we hold our summer camp at Camp Buck Toms on the shores of a private cove on Watts Bar Lake. Scouts spend six nights camping out with their Troops. During the days, they participate in activities ranging from stand-up paddleboarding to insect study, wilderness survival to robotics, fingerprinting to fishing, and rock climbing to archery while working toward some of the more than 60 available merit badges.

Week 1  June 4-June 10, 2023
Week 2  June 11-June 17, 2023
Week 3  June 18-June 24, 2023
Week 4  June 25-July 1, 2023
Week 5 July 2-July 8, 2023


WHERE: Camp Buck Toms

WHO: Any Scout BSA, Venturer, Sea Scout, or Explorer who meets the age requirement. Some activities are restricted to members 13 or older.

HOW MUCH: $295 In Council Scouts  $335 Out of Council Scouts  $115 Adults (1 free adult with 10+ Scouts)

WHAT NEXT: Your unit leader will tell you when registration opens.

Each year, the council hosts five week-long sessions of Summer Camp at Camp Buck Toms, generally starting in early June and ending in late July. Camps begin on a Sunday and end on a Saturday. Typically, Scouts attend with their units.