The Buc Outdoor Center is operated as the outdoor ministry of Foothills Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The site offers a haven from life’s distractions in a peaceful, isolated valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Waterfalls, streams and mountain vistas on and near the approximately 263 acres provide an inspirational setting for spiritual growth.
Our Mission is to provide a space set apart to meet God, creation and each other.
Camp Buc offers a variety of summer programs that offer campers and staff opportunities to grow in their relationship with God by experiencing and studying God’s word, by exploring the surrounding wilderness, and by witnessing first-hand the splendor of God’s creation.
Year-round overnight and day lodging opportunities are available in informal surroundings and with comfortable accommodations. Hawk Evans Lodge is one of only two structures that remain when the property was first purchased in 1964. Originally a barn, it was soon turned in to a lodge with bunk-style sleeping quarters (sleeps 30). The Dining Hall seats 175 and can host a variety of events as part of overnight and day use. Rustic cabins, tent camping areas and group bathhouse facilities are available for larger groups who enjoy the true outdoor experiences.
The Woods at Buc provide twelve log cabin homes that are tucked into the woods for your group retreat or mountain getaway. Two or three bedroom cabins are available. They are fully furnished and offer all the conveniences of home, including kitchen, heat and air, linen, covered porch, and outdoor grill. The cabins are available for rent year-round.
Amenities whatever your plans:
Lake Pickens, a three acre pond, for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
Numerous hiking trails are on the property and the adjoining Forest Service lands.
High and low ropes’ courses, but must be scheduled ahead of time.
A Playground area for the young adventurers.
Taken together, these three dimensions of the Buc Outdoor Center offer families, individuals, and groups the resources necessary to plan meaningful outings and events, and the opportunity to spend quality time together. Visit us soon and often.