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

6 November 2020 — Per state Phase 2.1 guidelines, overnight camping has been suspended. Units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may continue day in-person activities in accordance with state guidance. Please see for full details.

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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

2021 Scouts BSA Winter/Spring Programs

STEM Exploration Day — February 6, 2021

Come out for Scouting fun at the Workcoeman STEM Explorations Day. Scouts will learn about and have the opportunity to earn a STEM focused merit badge. Merit badge offerings include: Digital Technology, Geocaching, Photography, and Space Exploration. Merit badge classes run 9 AM–4 PM and will be hosted in separate locations and cabins around Camp Workcoeman. Based on current health recommendations, class sizes will have a maximum of 10 Scouts each. Lunch will be provided. Masks must be worn and social distancing observed.

Winter Adventure Day — March 6, 2021

Spend time at Workcoeman before the ice thaws!

Get outside and take advantage of a day at camp, experiencing some of our cooler activities.

  • Earn Fishing merit badge while learning how to ice fish
  • Complete Search and Rescue merit badge, tracking a lost camper through the snow
  • Take a snowshoe hike through the woods of Workcoeman to earn Snow Sports merit badge
  • Test your skills on top of the lake with Skating merit badge (participants must bring their own ice skates)
  • Give it your best shot with a day of instruction at the shooting ranges for Rifle and Shotgun merit badges

Merit badge classes run 9 AM – 4 PM. Warming stations will be available in nearby cabins but instruction and activities will be outside. All activities are weather dependent and participants should dress appropriately for cold weather events. Skating merit badge participants must provide their own ice skates. Snowshoes will be provided for Scouts in Snow Sports merit badge. For current health considerations, class sizes will have a maximum of 10 Scouts each. Lunch will be provided.

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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  • 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