18 February 2021 — The summer 2021 season at Camp Workcoeman will be atypical but nonetheless rewarding. A series of one and two session daytime merit badge classes will be offered mid-week and on weekends for Scouts BSA. Day camp will be offered for Cub Scouts. Additionally, overnight unit and family camping will be offered any night throughout the summer.
19 March 2021 — Effective 19 March, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may resume overnight tent camping and expand in-person activities in accordance with state and Council guidance. Please see the Short Term Camping section of this website to reserve a campsite at Camp Workcoeman and ctscouting.org for full details.
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 97 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.