Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

9 May 2023 — The 2023 Camp Workcoeman Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is now available! It contains all the information you need to plan your summer adventures at Camp Workcoeman.

Registration for all summer programs—for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts—is now open. Visit for full details.

News & Events

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

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 Please refer to these news articles for the most up to date information; other pages of the camp website may be out of date.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

Deposits Due March 15

A $50 deposit per Scout deposit is due on March 15th. The fee balance is due on May 15th to get the lowest possible fee of $435. Remember new for 2020 is a sibling discount of $20 per Scout.

You are encouraged to take advantage of camperships too. The online application can be found HERE. Please contact Michele Saboslai (860-806-0751; [email protected]) at the council office for assistance with payments.

Campership funds are also available through the Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Association Treasurer, Tom Leisten, at [email protected] for information and an application. Camperships are available to any Scout from any council attending Camp Workcoeman.

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 99 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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  • 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


169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057