Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

6 November 2020 — Per state Phase 2.1 guidelines, overnight camping has been suspended. Units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may continue day in-person activities in accordance with state guidance. Please see for full details.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.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

October and November Shawtown Work Days

The next Shawtown work days are scheduled for Saturday, October 24th and Saturday, November 28th both 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 Wednesday, October 21st or Wednesday, November 25th, respectively.

Overnight Camping Resumes in October

Overnight tent camping will resume at Camp Workcoeman starting 8 October 2020. All COVID-19 safety guidelines will apply including only one Scout per tent. A maximum of 150 people will be allowed in camp per weekend. Please contact Michele Soboslai ([email protected]) in the Council office for more information and to reserve a site.

Update on Summer Programs at Camp Workcoeman

Due to current realities, the Connecticut Rivers Council executive board announced on 23 September that it has decided to suspend week long summer camp operations at Camp Workcoeman. There will, however, still be be a summer season at Workcoeman in 2021, but it will be different from what it has been in the past. While details are still being worked out, we hope to offer short-term summer camping programs as well as day and family camping opportunities. A lot will happen between now and then (including with the course of the pandemic), but we promise to keep you informed and hope to see you on the shores of West Hill Pond in the not too distant future.

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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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  • 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


169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057