19 May 2020 — Camp Workcoeman is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all regularly scheduled summer programs are canceled. There will be no camping, work days, etc. until further notice. Beaver Day is postponed indefinitely. Activities may be possible in the late summer and early fall if conditions permit. We do not yet know what these activities will look like; however, the safety of our Scouts, staff, and guests is and will always be our top priority.
04 May 2020 — The annual Shawtown Steak Dinner scheduled for June has been canceled (more info).
29 April 2020 — A new Scouting at Home section of this website has been created to catalog weekly videos and challenges posted to camp social media channels aimed at keeping you occupied and engaged during these difficult times.
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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.
All Regularly Scheduled Summer Activities Canceled: On 12 May 2020, the Connecticut Rivers Council announced that all regularly scheduled summer activities at its camps have been canceled for 2020. On 18 May 2020, the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood issued revised guidance, in concordance with Executive Order No. 7PP, stating that “[resident camps] will not be permitted to operate during the declared state of emergency unless and until permitted to do so by order of the Governor.” Due to the severe restrictions that have been placed of day camps, the Council has decided to cancel all day camps as well.
Activities Possible in Late Summer and Early Fall: Here at Camp Workcoeman we know how important a summer camp experience is for you and your Scouts. As such, we are brainstorming and beginning to plan activities for the late summer and early fall in anticipation of lessened restrictions. While we do not yet know what these activities will look like, we do know that health and safety are our top priorities and that the nature of these activities will depend highly on the guidance we receive from local, state, and federal health authorities.
Virtual Camp Experience: For those interested, the Connecticut Rivers Council is offering a new, virtual camp experience for both Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA: Camp Kinda-Like-A. Please visit the Council website for more information and to register.
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 96 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.