Camp Workcoeman


Camp Workcoeman is used year-round for short-term camping for all Scouting Cub Packs, Scout Troops, and Venture Crews, as well as for district and Order of the Arrow activities.

During the six week summer camp season, over 1,200 Scouts enjoy unforgettable Scouting experiences. The summer camp season consists of 5 weeks of Boy Scout Resident Camp and one week of Webelos Resident Camp and Cub Scout Day Camp. It is also home to Laurel Music Camp.

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2017 Merit Badge Completion Day

On Friday, 11 August 2017, Camp Workcoeman will host a Merit Badge Completion Day.

Scouts looking to finish merit badges are invited to work with the staff to work on requirements towards the completion of specific merit badges.

Check-in begins at 9:30am and final departure is 3:00pm; Scouts may depart early once merit badges are completed.

The following merit badges are available for completion during the day: Archery, Basketry, Camping, Canoeing, Climbing, Fishing, Forestry, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Nature, Orienteering, Pioneering, Rifle Shooting, Rowing, Shotgun Shooting, Small-Boat Sailing, Swimming, Wood Carving

Please email with requests for different merit badges as staff or materials may not be available. Questions should be directed to Program Director, Tom Leisten at [email protected].

Registration for Merit Badge Completion Day can be completed here.

Fee for the day is $15 and includes lunch. The fee will be collected upon check-in Friday. No new merit badges may be started.

2017 Cub Scout Leader Guide Now Available

The 2017 Cub Scout Leader Guide is now available. This guide contains everything you need to know to ensure that your son has a blast at Camp Workcoeman this summer. It’s not to late to register your son for camp; sign up today. If you have any questions, contact Jeff Seiser, Director of Cub Scout Programs, at [email protected]. We hope to see you at camp!

Beaver Day and Steak Dinner

June 3rd is an important and busy day at camp as both Beaver Day and our annual Steak Dinner will be held.

Beaver Day allows us to get a jump start on preparing camp for the summer season. Besides setting up tents, bunks, and mattresses, numerous other maintenance projects are carried out. Any and all help is appreciated. We’ll meet at 8:30 AM to discuss projects and work will begin at 9. Lunch is provided. For more information please see the Beaver Day Flier.

The Steak Dinner, hosted by the Citizens of Shawtown, is our annual fundraiser. Dinner begins in the Camp Workcoeman Dining Hall at 6 PM and is preceded by hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 PM. The cost to attend is $25 for adults and $13 for children 10 and under with all proceeds benefiting camp improvement projects. For more information and to reserve your spot, see this flier or sign-up online.

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Why should your troop attend summer camp at Camp Workcoeman?

  • A Quality Program

    A flexible program, tailored to the needs of your troop from the new Scout to the veterans.
  • A Dedicated Staff

    A Camp Director with 37 years experience and a trained, high quality staff that return every year. Flexibility, caring, and dedication are the essential qualities that make up the Camp Workcoeman Staff.
  • A Consistent Philosophy

    You want the best summer program, and the staff is here to deliver the finest program available to your Scouts!

About Camp

Camp Workcoeman is located in the hills of northwest Connecticut in scenic New Hartford and Barkhamsted. The camp consists of approximately 427 acres on the shore of beautiful West Hill Pond, possibly the cleanest in Connecticut.

Established in 1924, it is one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in the country. For 93 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.

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Phone

  • Camp Workcoeman

    Office: (860) 379-2207
    Nurse: (860) 379-1756
    Fax: (860) 379-1311
  • Connecticut Rivers Council

    Office: (860) 913-2700
    Fax: (860) 289-6447

Address

169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057