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.
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.
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!
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.
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.