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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.
As the State of Connecticut reopens, Citizens of Shawtown work days at Camp Workcoeman will now resume while following Council, state, and CDC guidance. In order to ensure everyone's safety, please bring your own LUNCH and MASK. To ensure proper group numbers and for contact tracing purposes, you MUST confirm your attendance to Brian Cornell ([email protected]) at least four days prior to the work day.
Do NOT come to camp if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that cannot be attributed to another known health condition including but not limited to: new shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, fever over 100 °F or sense of having a fever, sweating, chills, any loss of taste or smell, unexplained muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea.
Do NOT come to camp if you have been in close contact (within six feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone known to have COVID-19 (outside of a patient care setting while using appropriate PPE), have been told by a public health official or employer that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have anyone in your household showing COVID-19 symptoms.
Do NOT come to camp if you have returned within the past 14 days from domestic travel to a region that is under stay-at-home orders, states that meet Connecticut mandated quarantine requirements, or from a destination outside the United States.
Together we can do our part to help Camp Workcoeman while keeping everyone safe.
Pre-planned mini-work parties (in conjunction with the Ranger’s needs) will be held from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on (generally) the 4th Saturday of each month. Coffee “and” at 8:30 AM and lunch will be provided. We will tackle jobs large and small throughout the camp to assure an awesome experience for any Scouts or Scouters attending Camp Workcoeman this year and for years to come!
If you plan on attending, please register on the council website or email Ranger Frank ([email protected]) by the Sunday before the work day to let him know you’re coming; he’ll let you know by the following Wednesday the projects to be addressed and any special attire or equipment needs.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Canceled Saturday, April 25, 2020 Canceled Saturday, May 16, 2020 (Note: Third Saturday, OA Weekend) Canceled Saturday, June 6, 2020 (Note: First Saturday, Beaver Day) Canceled
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
(No December work day)
Saturday, June 6, 2020 Canceled
Members of the camp community who are currently retired gather at camp on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month to work on small projects. For more information contact Ranger Frank at [email protected].
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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.