Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

24 Apr 2024 — All pages of the camp website have been updated with info on the 2024 summer season, and registration is open for all summer programs. The Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is now available.

Citizens of Shawtown

Who are the Citizens of Shawtown?

The Citizens of Shawtown is a group of people who work together to support the program at Camp Workcoeman. The name of the group was derived from an old settlement that is located on the outer area of Camp Workcoeman. Many members of the group attended Workcoeman as youth or as adults, and some even served on the camp staff.

What we do…

The purpose of the Citizens of Shawtown is to organize and complete projects at Camp Workcoeman to enhance and improve the camp facility.

Each year in February, the Citizens meet to identify maintenance projects. Some of the projects are major construction while others are maintenance related. A schedule of workdays is arranged to complete the project list.

The Citizens work closely with the camp ranger to coordinate projects for Order of the Arrow ordeal weekends too. Some of the members are skilled in various vocations while others have valuable contacts for materials and services.

The Citizens also fund projects from fund-raisers such as an annual Steak and Chicken Dinner! We do not collect dues from the membership.

Citizens of Shawtown Activities Calendar

Please see the workdays page for dates of planned workdays. In addition to workdays, the following activities are planned which require the assistance of the Citizens:

Saturday, April 27, 2024 — Cub Scout Covered Wagon Derby

May 17–19, 2024 — Spring Centennial Camporee

Saturday, June 1, 2024 — Beaver Day and Steak Dinner

June 7–9, 2024 — Wilderness First Aid Training

Saturday, July 20, 2024 — Centennial Alumni Reunion

Saturday, September 28, 2024 — Webelos Woods

October 11–13, 2024 — Fall Centennial Camporee

Sunday, November 24, 2024 — Thanksgiving Luncheon (Tentative)

1st Annual Shawtown Fellowship Work Weekend

March 8–10, 2024

New for 2024, the Citizens of Shawtown are planning a weekend event for work and fellowship to prepare for camp’s centennial season. The event runs from Friday evening through lunch on Sunday, but volunteers are welcome for whatever portion of the weekend they’re able to attend. See below for the event flier with additional information and the RSVP link (please respond by March 1, 2024).

Steak Dinner

The Citizens annually hold a Steak Dinner and Silent Auction in support of camp after the annual Beaver Day work day. All members of the camp and surrounding community are invited whether they attend the work day or not. In 2024, Beaver Day will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday, June 1, and the Steak Dinner will begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 PM followed by dinner at 6:00 PM.


The Citizens of Shawtown periodically publishes a newsletter updating its members about the organization’s activities and about happenings at camp. The newsletter is sent to members and posted on the camp website.

How do I join?

You can become a member of the Citizens of Shawtown by contacting the group’s Membership Chair, Keith Zwart, at [email protected].

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 100 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