Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

21 June 2020 — As of 17 June 2020, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council can resume in-person activities per updated state guidance. Please see ctscouting.org for full details. Information on opportunities for the use of camp properties will be announced shortly.

16 June 2020Camp Workcoeman has now reopened in a very limited capacity, but all regularly scheduled summer programs remain canceled. There will be no camping until further notice, but limited work days have now resumed while following Council, state, and CDC guidance. 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.

10 June 2020 — The 2020 camp patch is now available for order. Click here for more information.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

News & Events

COVID-19 Update — Updated Leader Orientation Meeting

Leader Orientation Meeting: An orientation meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 16th at 10 AM. The meeting ID was emailed to troop leadership on April 29th. To confirm your attendance or request the meeting ID, contact Camp Director Lou Seiser. An update will be provided on the status of the summer camp season. Other topics covered include camp program, merit badge selections, medical forms, health information, and much more. A representative from every troop is asked to attend this meeting.

Scouting at Home: Camp Workcoeman is providing weekly Scouting at Home activities to help you stay busy and connected with camp. These videos and challenges are posted to the camp’s social media channels and are cataloged on the new Scouting at Home section of this website.

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 Please refer to these news articles for the most up to date information; other pages of the camp website may be out of date.

COVID-19 Update — Summer Planning Continues

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.

Work Days Canceled Until Further Notice

Update (4 April 2020): All work days are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19.

The work day scheduled for next Saturday, March 28th is canceled due to restrictions as previously communicated placed on the camp by the council office and the state. The next anticipated work day scheduled is April 25th. Stay tuned for any updates to that plan.

Please join us for coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM with work commencing at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Please confirm attendance to either Ranger Frank or Brian Cornell. Members of the Citizens of Shawtown, their friends, and all others interested in helping are invited.

Steak Dinner — Saturday, June 6, 2020

June 6th is an important and busy day at camp as both Beaver Day and our annual Steak Dinner will be held.

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 $25 for adults and $13 for children 10 and under with all proceeds benefiting camp improvement projects. To reserve your spot sign-up online.

Leader Orientation Meetings

Summer camp leader meetings are scheduled for Saturday, April 25th on Long Island and Saturdays, May 2nd and 30th at Camp Workcoeman. More information is available here.

All meetings are scheduled from 10:00–11:30 AM. These meetings are scheduled for your troop leadership to meet with key members of the camp staff and develop a program that meets your needs. You will also be given the procedure to submit merit badge selections. Your camp Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader are encouraged to attend ONE of these meetings.

You will also be given information regarding camp policies, medical forms, and related health information, as well as procedures for your Sunday arrival and check-in. At meetings at Workcoeman, a visit to your campsite is possible with a Camp Commissioner. Please verify your attendance by signing up online.

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 96 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