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.
Summer camp is currently being planned for as scheduled; camp and council leadership are receiving and following advice and guidance from state and local health officials. Changes that have been made to certain aspects of our planning are listed below. ‘Early Bird’ Payment Deadline: The Connecticut Rivers Council has moved the deadline for payment of camp fees to June 15th and is willing to work with units should additional arrangements be needed. All registrations should be processed and paid through ctscouting.org. Leader Orientation Meetings: Scoutmaster Meetings on Saturday, April 25th for Long Island troops and Saturdays May 2nd and 30th for troops from other areas will be held via ‘Zoom Teleconferencing.’ Information needed to join these meetings will be emailed beforehand. Topics covered include camp program, merit badge selections, medical forms, health information, and much more. A representative from every troop is asked to attend one of these meetings. Each orientation meeting will begin at 10:00 AM. Apply for a Campership: Campership applications are currently being accepted—these are funds being made available by Connecticut Rivers Council and are meant to help Scouts with financial need attend camp. Please do not hesitate to apply for a campership by clicking HERE. The campership deadline has been extended until May 15th.
Additional updates will be posted on this website as they become available. Please refer to these news articles for the most up to date information; other pages of the camp website may be out of date.
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.