Camp Workcoeman

1 Feb 2024 — Please see a message from Camp Director Lou Seiser regarding operational updates to the maintenance of Council camps.

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

14 Feb 2024 — Several additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the spring schedule.

18 Nov 2023 — Camp Workcoeman has a variety of programs taking place this winter and spring for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts. In addition, training opportunities and campsite/facility rentals are available. We hope to you at camp!

News & Events

Beaver Day

Beaver Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014. This very important day will bring Scouters together from all over the council to tackle the huge task of preparing Camp Workcoeman for the summer camp season.

All kinds of projects are scheduled and we need your help! Skills and equipment are needed for tasks such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing as well as just plain help!

We will gather for coffee and… at 8:30 am to review projects. Then we’ll begin the work projects at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

Please confirm that you will attend with either Ranger Frank at [email protected] or Lou at [email protected].

Be sure to tell if you have a special skill. This will enable correct planning for projects and materials.

Steak and Chicken BBQ Dinner

The annual Steak and Chicken BBQ Dinner will be held Saturday, May 10, at the Workcoeman Dining Hall. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 5:30, and the main meal begins at 6:00. All proceeds from the dinner and extensive selection of door prizes directly benefit camp improvement projects. Please register online and find further information on the CT Rivers website. For more information, email Lou Seiser at [email protected].

Summer Camp Scoutmaster Meetings

Two pre-camp planning meetings are scheduled for your troop leadership to meet with key members of the camp staff and develop a program that meets your needs. Your Camp Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader are urged to attend one of these meetings. You will also be given information regarding camp policies and medical form and related health information as well as procedures for your Sunday arrival and check-in. A visit to your campsite is possible with a Camp Commissioner.

Meetings are scheduled for Saturday, May 3, and Saturday, May 17. Each event begins at 1:30 and takes place in the Camp Workcoeman Dining Hall. Please verify your troop’s attendance at either meeting by emailing Lou Seiser at [email protected].

Trail Crew a Success

The trail crew held this weekend was a success. Despite the snow cover hindering what could be done, crews using axes and two-man crosscut saws cleared the vast majority of trees that had fallen on the trails over the past few years, and others posted signs delineating Workcoeman’s western and northern property boundaries.

A big thank you to the Scouts and Scouters that helped with the trail crew projects this weekend. Much appreciation to the group of staff members, Troop 121, Troop 23, Troop 18, Troop 3, Troop 6, Troop 425, Troop 68, and camp alumni who toiled to improve Workcoeman’s trails.

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 100 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