Camp Workcoeman

1 Feb 2024 — Please see a message from Camp Director Lou Seiser regarding operational updates to the maintenance of Council camps.

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

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!

Summer 2024 @ Workcoeman

A brief overview and schedule of summer 2024 programs at Camp Workcoeman is provided below; additional information and registration links will be posted in the coming months.

Goal: To provide summer Scouting opportunities for Scouts and units that either augments a traditional summer program or provides opportunities for those who are unable to participate in the traditional program.

Building on the success of the past few seasons, Camp Workcoeman will continue to offer a variety of short-term opportunities for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scout participants throughout the summer of 2024. This includes day and family camp for Cub Scouts and one and two day merit badges, a la carte activities/rentals, scuba certification, and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) for Scouts BSA. In addition, overnight unit and family camping is available all summer.

2024 Summer Program Calendar

July 1–5, 2024: Outdoor Skills and More

  • Environmental Science, Wilderness Survival, Orienteering, etc.
  • Merit Badges offered as part of a one or two day program

July 7–13, 2024: National Youth Leadership Training

  • Excellent training for youth leaders
  • Every unit should send a Scout each year
  • (Another course is offered the week of August 5, 2024 at J.N. Webster)

July 8–12, 2024: Aquatics and More

  • Swimming, Lifesaving, Canoeing, Climbing, etc.
  • Merit Badges offered as part of a one or two day program
  • SCUBA certification program & merit badge (Monday–Thursday)

July 15–19, 2024: Cub Scout Day Camp

  • Day camp program with unit overnight camping opportunities

July 22–26, 2024: Outdoor Skills and More

  • Environmental Science, Wilderness Survival, Orienteering, etc.
  • Merit Badges offered as part of a one or two day program

July 29–August 2, 2024: Aquatics and More

  • Swimming, Lifesaving, Canoeing, Climbing, etc.
  • Merit Badges offered as part of a one or two day program
  • SCUBA certification program & merit badge (Monday-Thursday)

August 2–4, 2024: Baloo’s Cub/Parent Weekend

  • Weekend for Cub Scouts and their families to camp out and experience the many programs that summer camp offers
  • Meals will be provided
  • Programs include swimming, boating, archery, BB shooting, sports, campfires, etc.

August 5–9, 2024: Cub Scout Day Camp

  • Day camp program with unit overnight opportunities

Cooking Merit Badge
This three-day Merit Badge program will cover the ‘patrol cooking’ and ‘trail cooking’ components of Cooking Merit Badge. The ‘home cooking’ portion can be completed at home; participants can send pictures to the counselor to earn a completion.

There will be a Zoom meeting the week before to plan menus and discuss requirements.

The course will be offered during each Scout BSA program weeks:

  • July 1–3, 2024
  • July 8–10, 2024
  • July 22–24, 2024
  • July 29–31, 2024

À La Carte Program
Units may rent campsites at Camp Workcoeman for any number of nights throughout the summer. During this experience they can schedule to utilize any of the following programs or order meals served from the dining hall (please plan in advance):

  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Biking
  • Climbing Wall
  • Fishing Docks

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 100 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