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!

2024 Camp Workcoeman Centennial Celebration

2024 Camp Logo

Camp Workcoeman has a number of activities planned for 2024 to celebrate its centennial. Throughout our centennial, there will be a variety of ways we will mark the passion, the friendships, and the experiences that have made and continue to make Camp Workcoeman a truly special place. We will also use this opportunity to look ahead to the next century of Scouting at Workcoeman and to how we will continue to evolve while maintaining the same mission to good Scouting that makes Workcoeman the place it is.

This year-long celebration will include merchandise, patch sets, historical tributes, and a series of special events featuring something for everyone associated with our camp---Scouts, units, adults, and alumni. As you plan your calendar for 2024, please keep in mind these events and make it a point to visit Camp Workcoeman both to celebrate our amazing past and to look ahead to our bright future.

Centennial Celebration Events

  • Start of the Centennial:
    5 Mile Hike
  • February 17, 2024
  • Visit historic sites in the Shawtown woods and complete rank related requirements while keeping in mind that the idea of Workcoeman began with a hike.
  • More Information & Registration

  • Spring Centennial Camporee:
    Navigating the Past
  • May 17–19, 2024
  • An exciting program for Scouts BSA units that will combine navigation and heritage of the camp itself, all concluding with a Saturday evening campfire to open the 100th anniversary summer.
  • More Information & Registration

  • Summer Centennial Celebration:
    Alumni Reunion
  • July 20, 2024
  • Calling all those who spent time at camp in the past to visit the property, connect with old friends, participate in activities, look back at photos and memorabilia, and enjoy a BBQ dinner.
  • More Information & Registration

  • Fall Centennial Camporee:
    Pioneering the Future
  • October 11–13, 2024
  • An exciting program for Scouts BSA units that will combine pioneering with other outdoor skills and a look into the future of Scouting at Workcoeman. This event will conclude with a Saturday evening campfire to close the 100th anniversary summer.
  • More Information & Registration

    Centennial Celebration Merchandise

    A variety of 100th anniversary camp merchandise will be available at the camp Trading Post. Some items are also available online at the Council Trading Post. Contact Bill Hatfield for more information and to arrange shipping of items not available online.

    100 for 100

    Framed Special Edition 100th Anniversary Patch

    In honor of Camp Workcoeman’s 100th anniversary, the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association is offering 100 framed limited edition silver accented patches as gifts in exchange for donations of $100 or more. Each patch is made with metallic silver thread and comes in a handcrafted wooden frame suitable for display. Funds will go toward furthering the Alumni Association’s mission of ensuring that financial constraints do not prevent any Scout from attending programs at Camp Workcoeman.

    100 for 100 Donation Form

    Camp History

    In 2014, to recognize Camp Workcoeman’s Ninetieth Anniversary, we presented a series of historical vignettes of camp’s early history. Follow along this year on Facebook as we represent these stories, or view the entire collection here.

    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