19 May 2020 — Camp Workcoeman is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all regularly scheduled summer programs are canceled. There will be no camping, work days, etc. until further notice. Beaver Day is postponed indefinitely. Activities may be possible in the late summer and early fall if conditions permit. We do not yet know what these activities will look like; however, the safety of our Scouts, staff, and guests is and will always be our top priority.
04 May 2020 — The annual Shawtown Steak Dinner scheduled for June has been canceled (more info).
29 April 2020 — A new Scouting at Home section of this website has been created to catalog weekly videos and challenges posted to camp social media channels aimed at keeping you occupied and engaged during these difficult times.
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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.
The Camp Workcoeman Campmasters Corps is made of adult volunteers throughout the Connecticut Rivers Council. They are trained, registered Scouters who have an interest in making the Weekend Outdoor Experience a successful one for all units that choose to come to Camp Workcoeman. After a short orientation program, they each choose from two to four weekends per year to stay at the camp helping check units in at the beginning of their stay and supporting the units' needs. They also keep a watchful eye on the camp facilities to help ensure campers properly take care of the property.
The Campmaster Program is a national program with guidelines set up from National, the local council and the camp where they volunteer. The main function of the Campmaster is to be a friendly and supportive addition to the Weekend Camp Staff.
All Campmasters are a resource to the Camp Ranger. Meetings are scheduled to evaluate its program, make scheduling assignments, and arrange for the training of any new members. All Campmasters must have a record of demonstrated ability to get along with people, to lead, and to act in an emergency.
All Campmasters must have a working knowledge of the Scouting program and advancement. Registered Scouters, with experience in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing are eligible for consideration as Campmasters.
If you are interested in being a Campmaster, please contact Ranger Frank Galliher at (860) 379-2207 or [email protected].
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 96 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.