9 August 2020 — A hybrid Swimming merit badge class will be offered August 17–21; it will consist of virtual classroom instruction combined with in-person swimming sessions at camp. Visit the Council website for more information and to register. Additionally, The Great Workcoeman Boat Race will take place at camp on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
14 July 2020 — Fall programs are being planned for both Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA. Reservations are now open for the 2021 summer season; register your troop by 1 October 2020 to earn loyalty benefits.
21 June 2020 — As of 17 June 2020, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council can resume in-person activities per updated state guidance. Please see ctscouting.org for full details.
16 June 2020 — Camp Workcoeman has now reopened in a very limited capacity, but all regularly scheduled summer programs remain canceled. There will be no camping until further notice, but limited work days have now resumed while following Council, state, and CDC guidance.
10 June 2020 — The 2020 camp patch is now available for order. Click here for more information.
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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.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.