Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

14 Apr 2024 — All pages of the camp website have been updated with info on the 2024 summer season, and registration is now open for all summer programs. The Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is coming soon.

14 Feb 2024 — Several additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the spring schedule.

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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. Camp staff and volunteers run a variety of year-round programs for Scouts on both an individual and unit basis.

During the six week summer camp season, Scouts enjoy unforgettable Scouting experiences. Currently, the summer camp season consists of four weeks of short-term daytime Scouts BSA opportunities, week-long Scuba and NYLT offerings, and two weeks of Cub Scout Day Camp. Overnight unit and family camping is also available, as well as a variety of à la carte opportunities for units.

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News & Events

Centennial Celebration Kicks Off with a Five Mile Hike

Nine hikers explored Shawtown on Saturday. They hiked for about five miles and saw several springs, the former Wright Homestead, the four-corners, and the sheep pen. The hikers learned about the Convention Army and a bit about the 19th century rural economy. A lovely light snow fell for much of the morning, with the clouds lifting just as the hikers reached the Camp Overlook.

Are you interested in joining a future hike to Shawtown? Send an e-mail to [email protected].

Additional Spring Scouts BSA Events Added

Additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the Camp Workcoeman’s spring schedule. These include two Spring Break Merit Badge Days sponsored by the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association and a Tenderfoot’s Compass Five Mile Hike. Visit the Scouts BSA Upcoming Events page to register.

A Message from Camp Director Lou Seiser

The Connecticut Rivers Council is implementing a new process of maintaining and improving our camp properties. During this transition time, our friend and Ranger at Camp Workcoeman, Frank Galliher, has decided to pursue other opportunities. Frank’s dedication and contributions to Camp Workcoeman are immensely appreciated. We all wish Frank and his family the very best.

That said, at a time of transition, it is not uncommon for rumors to surface. I want to assure you that Camp Workcoeman is here to stay. It is NOT closing, and it is NOT being sold. We will continue to offer monthly programs and dynamic summer program opportunities for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA members while also serving as the Council’s Leadership Development Center.

As we celebrate this Centennial season, we look forward to the next one hundred years of Scouting at Camp Workcoeman!

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Why should your Scout or unit attend programs at Camp Workcoeman?

  • Why 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 44 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 100 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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  • 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


169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057