Camp Workcoeman

Boy Scout Specialty Camps

Search and Rescue Weekend — July 8–9, 2017

This overnight program is designed to introduce Scouts the various skills required in Search and Rescue. A series of stations will teach the skills required to complete the merit badge. The program will culminate with a search and rescue drill allowing Scouts to demonstrate the skills learned. The 2017 Search and Rescue Weekend will be held July 8–9.

Trail to Eagle Camp — July 30–August 5, 2017

The Trail to Eagle (T2E) Program is designed for the Scout who has set his goal on reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. It is a unique camping and advancement opportunity to work on Eagle required badges. Guidance on how to select, plan and complete your Eagle Service Project will be featured during the week. All Scouts are placed in a “Trail to Eagle” troop with an experienced staff member as the T2E Scoutmaster. The T2E Camp is open to all Scouts who have earned the First Class rank.

Aquatics Camp — July 30–August 5, 2017

Back for 2017! This program focuses on all of the aquatic merit badges, awards, and related certifications. The week is completely dedicated to swimming and watercraft skills. Participants will experience Workcoeman’s vast sailing fleet as well as scuba and other exciting experiences both in and out of camp. Space is limited so sign up early.

Shooting Sports Camp — July 30–August 5, 2017

This is not a typical week of camp. It is a special week where Scouts will concentrate on all shooting sports: Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, and Archery Merit Badges; Muzzleloaders; and Tomahawks. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a series of NRA Marksmanship Awards. Scouts age 14+ will also participate in the BSA Pistol Shooting Program. In addition, Scouts participate in a special fly fishing adventure on the Farmington River - BIG FUN!

PADI Scuba Certification Week — July 16–22, 2017 and July 30–August 5, 2017

Scouts spend an entire week at camp devoted to becoming PADI certified scuba divers. Scouts who complete all requirements throughout the week will also earn the Scuba Diving Merit Badge. There is no age requirement; however Scouts under the age of 16 are only eligible to earn a PADI Junior Diver certification. Scouts who are already certified divers can expand their diving experience by earning additional certifications such as: Digital Underwater Photographer, Underwater Naturalist, and Advanced Open Water Diver.

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 93 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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    Office: (860) 379-2207
    Nurse: (860) 379-1756
    Fax: (860) 379-1311
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169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057