Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

6 November 2020 — Per state Phase 2.1 guidelines, overnight camping has been suspended. Units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may continue day in-person activities in accordance with state guidance. Please see ctscouting.org for full details.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.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

September Shawtown Work Day

The next Shawtown work day is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th from 9 AM until 3 PM; this workday will coincide with an Order of the Arrow weekend. 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 Wednesday, September 23rd.

Day Only Fall Programs at Camp Workcoeman

Day only Scouting programs are planned for the this fall at Camp Workcoeman. Participation can be troop, individual, or family. These activities include Scouts BSA, Cub Scout, family, and Webelos 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.

August Shawtown Work Day

The next Shawtown work day is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th 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 August 25th. Workday plans include working on the Calder roof, the shotgun pavilion, and the Teepee family camping area.

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.

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 97 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