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.
19 March 2021 — Effective 19 March, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may resume overnight tent camping and expand in-person activities in accordance with state and Council guidance. Please see the Short Term Camping section of this website to reserve a campsite at Camp Workcoeman and ctscouting.org for full details.
The Citizens of Shawtown is Camp Workcoeman’s volunteer support group. Over the last 30 years, the group has provided tremendous contributions of skill, materials, and labor for new camp projects as well as maintaining the existing camp facility. Having a camp support group like the Citizens of Shawtown is an invaluable asset to the existence of a successful camp facility. The Citizens of Shawtown sponsor workdays each year and also sponsor the annual Beaver Day on the first Saturday in June, where many volunteers come together to help complete numerous projects to improve the camp. Additionally, the group helps in funding various projects by holding an annual fund raising steak dinner each May.
To become a member, contact Brian Cornell.
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.