Camp Workcoeman

Summer 2021 Program Update

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.

COVID-19 Update

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.

2021 Work Days

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.

Shawtown Work Days

Pre-planned mini-work parties (in conjunction with the Ranger’s needs) will be held from 9:00 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 email Brian Cornell ([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.

The full list of 2021 work days has not yet been finalized.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021 Canceled

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021 (Note: First Saturday, Beaver Day)

Beaver Day

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Please register for Beaver Day on the Council website.

Retiree Corp

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!

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 97 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