Camp Workcoeman

News & Events

Next Shawtown Work Day

The work day scheduled for next Saturday, March 28th is canceled due to restrictions as previously communicated placed on the camp by the council office and the state. The next anticipated work day scheduled is April 25th. Stay tuned for any updates to that plan.

Please join us for coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM with work commencing at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Please confirm attendance to either Ranger Frank or Brian Cornell. Members of the Citizens of Shawtown, their friends, and all others interested in helping are invited.

Steak Dinner — Saturday, June 6, 2020

June 6th is an important and busy day at camp as both Beaver Day and our annual Steak Dinner will be held.

The Steak Dinner, hosted by the Citizens of Shawtown, is an annual fundraiser. Dinner begins in the Camp Workcoeman Dining Hall at 6:00 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. To reserve your spot sign-up online.

Leader Orientation Meetings

Summer camp leader meetings are scheduled for Saturday, April 25th on Long Island and Saturdays, May 2nd and 30th at Camp Workcoeman. More information is available here.

All meetings are scheduled from 10:00–11:30 AM. These meetings are scheduled for your troop leadership to meet with key members of the camp staff and develop a program that meets your needs. You will also be given the procedure to submit merit badge selections. Your camp Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader are encouraged to attend ONE of these meetings.

You will also be given information regarding camp policies, medical forms, and related health information, as well as procedures for your Sunday arrival and check-in. At meetings at Workcoeman, a visit to your campsite is possible with a Camp Commissioner. Please verify your attendance by signing up online.

Deposits Due March 15

A $50 deposit per Scout deposit is due on March 15th. The fee balance is due on May 15th to get the lowest possible fee of $435. Remember new for 2020 is a sibling discount of $20 per Scout.

You are encouraged to take advantage of camperships too. The online application can be found HERE. Please contact Michele Saboslai (860-806-0751; [email protected]) at the council office for assistance with payments.

Campership funds are also available through the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Association Treasurer, Tom Leisten, at [email protected] for information and an application. Camperships are available to any Scout from any council attending Camp Workcoeman.

Beaver Day — Saturday, June 6, 2020

Join us on Saturday, June 6th for the annual Camp Workcoeman Beaver Day. This work day allows us to get a head start on setting up camp for another exciting season. We’ll gather in the Dining Hall at 8:30 AM before beginning work at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

COVID-19 Update (16 March 2020):

All CRC camps are currently closed. All access is shutdown. There will be no camping, work days, etc. until further notice.

As of now, planning continues for the summer season.

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