Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

9 August 2020 — A hybrid Swimming merit badge class will be offered August 17–21; it will consist of virtual classroom instruction combined with in-person swimming sessions at camp. Visit the Council website for more information and to register. Additionally, The Great Workcoeman Boat Race will take place at camp on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

14 July 2020 — Fall programs are being planned for both Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA. Reservations are now open for the 2021 summer season; register your troop by 1 October 2020 to earn loyalty benefits.

21 June 2020 — As of 17 June 2020, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council can resume in-person activities per updated state guidance. Please see ctscouting.org for full details.

16 June 2020Camp Workcoeman has now reopened in a very limited capacity, but all regularly scheduled summer programs remain canceled. There will be no camping until further notice, but limited work days have now resumed while following Council, state, and CDC guidance.

10 June 2020 — The 2020 camp patch is now available for order. Click here for more information.

29 April 2020 — A new Scouting at Home section of this website has been created to catalog weekly videos and challenges posted to camp social media channels aimed at keeping you occupied and engaged during these difficult times.

More details and updates are available under the News & Events section of this website. These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

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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.

During the six week summer camp season, over 1,200 Scouts enjoy unforgettable Scouting experiences. The summer camp season consists of 5 weeks of Scouts BSA 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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News & Events

August Shawtown Work Day

The next Shawtown work day is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th from 9 AM until 3 PM. All Council, state, and CDC COVID-19 guidance must be followed including masks and social distancing. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, please bring your own LUNCH and MASK. To ensure proper group numbers and for contact tracing purposes, you MUST confirm your attendance to Brian Cornell ([email protected]) by August 25th. Workday plans include working on the Calder roof, the shotgun pavilion, and the Teepee family camping area.

The Great Workcoeman Boat Race — August 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce The Great Workcoeman Boat Race taking place on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Scouts can register for boating and swimming events as individuals, buddies, and teams. The event will take place from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM, and lunch will be provided. Required swim tests will be administered Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 9 AM until noon. A medical form with Parts A, B, and D is required. All CDC, state, and Scouting COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. A mask is required. Please see the event flier for more information and visit the Council website to register. The cost is $20 per participant.

July Shawtown Work Day

The next Shawtown work day is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th from 9 AM until 3 PM. All Council, state, and CDC COVID-19 guidance must be followed including masks and social distancing. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, please bring your own LUNCH and MASK. To ensure proper group numbers and for contact tracing purposes, you MUST confirm your attendance to Brian Cornell ([email protected]) by July 21st.

Do NOT come to camp if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that cannot be attributed to another known health condition including but not limited to: new shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, fever over 100 °F or sense of having a fever, sweating, chills, any loss of taste or smell, unexplained muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea.

Do NOT come to camp if you have been in close contact (within six feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone known to have COVID-19 (outside of a patient care setting while using appropriate PPE), have been told by a public health official or employer that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have anyone in your household showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Do NOT come to camp if you have returned within the past 14 days from domestic travel to a region that is under stay-at-home orders, states that meet Connecticut mandated quarantine requirements, or from a destination outside the United States.

Together we can do our part to help Camp Workcoeman while keeping everyone safe.

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Why should your troop attend summer camp at Camp Workcoeman?

  • Why Workcoeman Visit the Why Workcoeman? page for an immersive guide to why your troop should attend 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 40 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 96 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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Phone

  • 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

Address

169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057