Camp Workcoeman

Summer 2021 Program Update

18 February 2021 — The summer 2021 season at Camp Workcoeman will be atypical but nonetheless rewarding. A series of one and two session daytime merit badge classes will be offered mid-week and on weekends for Scouts BSA. Day camp will be offered for Cub Scouts. Additionally, overnight unit and family camping will be offered any night throughout the summer.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

News & Events

Register Now for March Programs

Day only Scouting programs are planned for 6 March 2021 and throughout the spring at Camp Workcoeman. Registration is now open for the March Scouts BSA Winter Adventure Day and Winter Cub Extravaganzas.

More information and registration links are available here for Scouts BSA opportunities and here for Cub Scout opportunities.

January Shawtown Work Day

The next Shawtown work day is scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd 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 Tuesday, January 19th.

Citizens of Shawtown Newsletter — Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 edition of the Citizens of Shawtown newsletter is now available. Read the latest news here and visit the Citizens of Shawtown page to find out more.

The Citizens of Shawtown is Camp Workcoeman’s volunteer support organization, which works throughout the year to provide instructional support for camp programs and to organize, fund, and carry out maintenance projects.

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.

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 97 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