1 Feb 2024 — Please see a message from Camp Director Lou Seiser regarding operational updates to the maintenance of Council camps.
14 Feb 2024 — Several additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the spring schedule.
18 Nov 2023 — Camp Workcoeman has a variety of programs taking place this winter and spring for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts. In addition, training opportunities and campsite/facility rentals are available. We hope to you at camp!
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 Scouts BSA Powder Horn 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.
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.
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!
A brief overview and schedule of summer 2024 programs at Camp Workcoeman is now available; additional information and registration links will be posted in the coming months.
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.