Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

27 September 2020 — Overnight tent camping at Camp Workcoeman resumes 8 October (more info).

23 September 2020Registration is now open for an October Trail to Eagle weekend.

25 August 2020Camp Workcoeman in open in a limited capacity, but there will be no camping until further notice.

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.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.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

The Great Workcoeman Boat Race — August 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce The Great Workcoeman Boat Race taking place on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Scouts can register for boating and swimming events as individuals, buddies, and teams. The event will take place from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM, and lunch will be provided. Required swim tests will be administered Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 9 AM until noon. A medical form with Parts A, B, and D is required. All CDC, state, and Scouting COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. A mask is required. Please see the event flier for more information and visit the Council website to register. The cost is $20 per participant.

July Shawtown Work Day

The next Shawtown work day is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th 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 July 21st.

Do NOT come to camp if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that cannot be attributed to another known health condition including but not limited to: new shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, fever over 100 °F or sense of having a fever, sweating, chills, any loss of taste or smell, unexplained muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea.

Do NOT come to camp if you have been in close contact (within six feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone known to have COVID-19 (outside of a patient care setting while using appropriate PPE), have been told by a public health official or employer that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have anyone in your household showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Do NOT come to camp if you have returned within the past 14 days from domestic travel to a region that is under stay-at-home orders, states that meet Connecticut mandated quarantine requirements, or from a destination outside the United States.

Together we can do our part to help Camp Workcoeman while keeping everyone safe.

Reserve Your Spot for 2021

Be sure to reserve your troop’s spot at Camp Workcoeman for the 2021 summer season!

Act now to take advantage of our loyalty program; if your troop registers by October 1st:

  • The $50 campsite reservation fee is waived.
  • $100 Trading Post credit for your troop towards your final invoice if you pay the per Scout deposit by Feb 1st.
  • Preferred discount pricing on off-season paid programs. (Certain programs apply.)
  • A free weekend tent camping site at any of the Connecticut Rivers Council camps before the 2021 season. (Some blackout dates apply.)
  • Exclusive free Scouter pricing for 2021 that includes one additional adult Scouter for free over normal pricing (e.g., 10 Scouts get 3 free Scouters, 20 Scouts get 4 free Scouters, etc.).
  • A personal visit from a camp staff member who will come to your troop meeting in the 2020–2021 off-season to talk about 2021 summer camp.

Visit campworkcoeman.org/2021 for a full list of dates and the reservation link.

Fall Programs at Camp Workcoeman

Scouting programs are planned for the this fall at Camp Workcoeman. Participation can be troop, individual, or family. These activities include Scouts BSA, Family Camping, and Webelos Woods weekends in September, a special Trail to Eagle experience in October, and Winter Camp in December.

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

Resumption of In-Person Scouting Activities

As of June 17th, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council can meet in person per the updated state guidelines. Maximum of 25 people indoors and up to 100 people outdoors. Social distancing and masks are still required when guidelines apply. The chairman of the Council Risk Management Committee has come up with the following guidelines:

  • Remember all aspects of youth protection.
  • There must be no overnight camping.
  • Activity size must be no larger than the outdoor group size allowed by the state (currently 25 indoors and 100 outdoors), counting all adults and youth.
  • No participants can show evidence of any aspect of illness, nor have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the last two weeks. Taking temperatures is recommended (no participation over 100 °F).
  • Participants can only be transported by their parent or guardian. The purpose of this is to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Social distancing no less than 6' must be observed at all times, including meals and breaks.
  • There can be no shared food or drink.
  • Units must be prepared to disinfect bathrooms between uses.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except while eating.
  • Any adult or youth becoming ill during the trip needs to be treated as a medical emergency.

More information is available at ctscouting.org.

Information on opportunities for the use of camp properties will be announced shortly.

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