Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

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 for full details.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

2020 Scouts BSA Fall Programs

Workcoeman Adventure Weekend — September 11–13, 2020

Looking to go camping? Cubs, Scouts BSA, and families are invited to join in the Scouting excitement for a weekend of advancement and Workcoeman fun. Scouts will have the opportunity to work towards and earn merit badges. Cubs will be challenged to grow through adventure pins. Families will be able to share in the activities and spend the weekend together enjoying the various facilities at Camp Workcoeman. The weekend is open to Scouting units, individual campers who will form a provisional group, and family camping programs.

Trail to Eagle Experience — October 23–25, 2020

Workcoeman prepares future Eagle Scouts no like no other. Come be a part of a weekend program to work towards and earn Eagle required merit badges. Instructional sessions will guide you through the ins-and-outs of planning and completing your Eagle Scout Project, developing troop leadership abilities, and navigating the Eagle Scout paperwork. Scouts will be part of a Trail to Eagle unit for the weekend, working as patrols, taking on leadership positions, and developing a plan for a leadership project at camp. Come be a part of the program and get a head start working towards the rank of Eagle Scout.

Winter Camp — December 27–30, 2020

Held between Christmas and New Year’s Day 2021. Winter Camp is a unique experience where a Scout can earn merit badges and participate in activities that are not obtainable at a summer camp along with learning more about the outdoors. The weather, activities, training, and overall camp atmosphere are vastly unique to any other Scout program. This is not a Klondike Derby. It is an advancement and skills-based program that is exciting and fun. All meals will be provided and Scouts will be housed in cabins. Sign-ups can be done as a unit or provisionally. Staff will be provided to provide supervision if troop leaders can’t attend. All meals will be provided and Scouts have the option to stay in cabins or camp outside in personal tents.

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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  • 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