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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Troop Sign-up for Summer 2016

Now is the time to make your 2016 site reservation. The early bird site fee is $50; after November 1st, it goes up to $100. Visit the 2016 campsite reservation page and select your week to begin the reservation process. When you reserve your site, please include everyone that you wish to receive summer camp news; summer camp information will be sent to everyone identified on your reservation. This should include the Scoutmaster and whomever will serve as Scoutmaster at camp during the week you attend. See you in 2016 for another great summer of Scouting adventures at Camp Workcoeman!

Summary of 2015 Season

With the start of the new school year, we close another amazing season at Camp Workcoeman. Through eight weeks of operation, over 200 Cub Scouts, 1000 Boy Scouts, and 200 Venturers passed through the Workcoeman gates and experienced another incredible summer. During this time, Scouts bonded as troops and patrols, challenged their leadership in patrol challenges and competitive events, worked towards completing some 3000 merit badges, and contributed more than 2000 hours to camp service and conservation projects. Program highlights of the summer included new merit badge offerings in nearly all program areas, KnockerBalls on the Sports Field, a water trampoline and blast bag on the lake, and continuation of the BSA Introductory Pistol Shooting program. The 2015 season at Camp Workcoeman was packed with excitement, and we thank everyone who participated in and supported the program for the Scouts.

With eyes on the 2016 season, you can look forward to new and enhanced climbing facilities, expanded merit badge selections, and opportunities that will help define your Scouting career.

Annual Steak or Chicken Barbecue

Camp Workcoeman’s annual Steak or Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, May 9. Sponsored by the Citizens of Shawtown, all proceeds will benefit camp improvement projects. The cost is $25 for adults and $13 for children ten and under. For more information, see this flier. Make your reservation online today!

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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 35 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 91 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
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    Office: (860) 913-2700
    Fax: (860) 289-6447


169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057