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.
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.
Summer is fast approaching. To make sure you and your troop are prepared, we ask that each troop sends a representative to one of our leader orientation meetings. We will discuss information on new merit badges, program opportunities, medical form preparations, and everything you need to know for planning your troop’s summer camp experience.
Meetings will be held in the Camp Workcoeman Dining Hall on May 6th and 20th beginning at 1:30 PM. An additional meeting for Long Island troops will be held May 13th beginning at 10 AM in the Notre Dame Parish Rectory (45 Mayfair Rd, New Hyde Park, NY 11040). It is only necessary to attend one of these meetings.
The 2017 Boy Scout Program Guide is now available. It contains everything you need to know to plan your week of fun at Camp Workcoeman. Included in the guide is information on this year’s theme: Heroes and Legends.
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.