Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

19 May 2020Camp 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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Camp Staff

Opportunities to serve Scouting as a member of the Connecticut Rivers Council Summer Camp staff at Camp Workcoeman are available to outstanding applicants who are members of the Boy Scouts of America. Competition for employment is rigorous; the jobs demanding; the experience exhilarating.

The camp is dedicated to supporting each unit’s outdoor and advancement program while giving each Scout an enriching long term camping experience.

Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or the presence of a disability or any category protected by applicable law.

  • The minimum age accepted is 15; however, it is strongly recommended that those who seek a camp staff position should have previously participated in the Counselors in Training (CIT) Program. Boy Scouts of America standards require ages 18 and 21 minimum for some positions.
  • All staff, as a condition of employment, are required to be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • The principles of the Scout Oath and Law must be practiced as a way of life.
  • The staff is expected to set an example of excellence in Scouting, which includes the proper wearing of the Scout uniform.
  • Salary is based on position responsibility with consideration given to individual experience.

All applications must be sumbitted online using the link below. It is recommended that you submit your application early. Applicants will be notified of the interview schedule by the Camp Director.

If you are interested in working at camp this summer, please contact Camp Director Lou Seiser at [email protected].

Counselor In Training Program

The CIT program offers an exciting opportunity for those who would like to learn about the camp operation from the staff viewpoint. As a CIT, you will learn leadership skills, will become knowledgeable of camp operations, and will develop teaching skills.

The CIT Program is a one (1) week commitment. The program is designed to instill the knowledge and values that are expected of all Camp Workcoeman staff members. Participants will work in all areas of camp and gain first-hand experiences to understand what it really takes to operate the high-quality programs of Camp Workcoeman.

The cost for the program is $150. Participants must be at least 14 years old. All participants will be evaluated at the end of the week and could be offered to stay for another week based on their performance.

Those who successfully complete this program will be seriously considered for future camp staff positions. Those that participate in the CIT Program enhance their possibility of being hired to the staff, but participation does not guarantee a position. Please understand that participation in the CIT program in no way guarantees employment.

If you are interested in being a CIT, please contact Camp Director Lou Seiser 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 96 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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Phone

  • 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

Address

169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057