With the start of the new school year, we close another amazing season at Camp Workcoeman. Through eight weeks of operation, over 200 Cub Scouts, 1000 Boy Scouts, and 200 Venturers passed through the Workcoeman gates and experienced another incredible summer. During this time, Scouts bonded as troops and patrols, challenged their leadership in patrol challenges and competitive events, worked towards completing some 3000 merit badges, and contributed more than 2000 hours to camp service and conservation projects. Program highlights of the summer included new merit badge offerings in nearly all program areas, KnockerBalls on the Sports Field, a water trampoline and blast bag on the lake, and continuation of the BSA Introductory Pistol Shooting program. The 2015 season at Camp Workcoeman was packed with excitement, and we thank everyone who participated in and supported the program for the Scouts.
With eyes on the 2016 season, you can look forward to new and enhanced climbing facilities, expanded merit badge selections, and opportunities that will help define your Scouting career.
Camp Workcoeman’s annual Steak or Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, May 9. Sponsored by the Citizens of Shawtown, all proceeds will benefit camp improvement projects. The cost is $25 for adults and $13 for children ten and under. For more information, see this flier. Make your reservation online today!
The 2015 Boy Scout pre-camp planning meetings will be Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 16. All pre-camp planning information will be discussed related to programs, medical form requirements, and the Sunday check-in process. All troops should be represented at one of these meetings.
In addition to our annual Trail to Eagle program, Camp Workcoeman is please to offer a number of other specialty camps this year, such as Emergency & Medical Services Camp, Shooting Sports Camp, Workcoeman Wilderness Experience, PADI Scuba Certification Week, and Horsemanship Camp. Visit our specialty camps page for more information. Also of note, the Pistol Program will be returning this year as well.
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 99 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.