Camp Workcoeman

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24 Apr 2024 — All pages of the camp website have been updated with info on the 2024 summer season, and registration is open for all summer programs. The Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is now available.

News & Events

Beaver Day & Steak Dinner — Saturday, June 1, 2024

June 1st is an important and busy day at camp as both Beaver Day and our annual Steak Dinner will be held.

The Beaver Day 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.

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 $35 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under with all proceeds benefiting camp improvement projects. To reserve your spot sign-up online.

Spring Centennial Camporee a Success

Last weekend, over 400 Scouts, Scouters, and volunteers joined us to kick the centennial celebration into high-gear with the Spring Centennial Camporee. Patrols spent the day competing in challenges at ten stations scattered throughout camp. Could they perform a rescue throw at the waterfront, build a fire in a puddle, or ace trivia questions at camp taken from On the Shore of West Hill Pond? After stations closed, Scouts could attend a patch sale or complete tasks for a special task while Scouters wowed our judges with their desserts in the Cast Iron Chef competition. The evening concluded with a campfire program in the packed amphitheater.

More Centennial events are still to come. Visit for all the details.

2024 Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide Now Available

The 2024 Camp Workcoeman Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is now available! It contains all the information you need to plan your summer adventures at Camp Workcoeman.

Registration for all summer programs—for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts—is now open. Sign up today, and we hope to see you at camp this summer!

Centennial Celebration Kicks Off with a Five Mile Hike

Nine hikers explored Shawtown on Saturday. They hiked for about five miles and saw several springs, the former Wright Homestead, the four-corners, and the sheep pen. The hikers learned about the Convention Army and a bit about the 19th century rural economy. A lovely light snow fell for much of the morning, with the clouds lifting just as the hikers reached the Camp Overlook.

Are you interested in joining a future hike to Shawtown? Send an e-mail to [email protected].

Additional Spring Scouts BSA Events Added

Additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the Camp Workcoeman’s spring schedule. These include two Spring Break Merit Badge Days sponsored by the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association and a Tenderfoot’s Compass Five Mile Hike. Visit the Scouts BSA Upcoming Events page to register.

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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  • Camp Workcoeman

    Office: (860) 379-2207
    Nurse: (860) 379-1756
    Fax: (860) 379-1311
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169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057