19 May 2020 — Camp 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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.
The fees to attend week-long Scouts BSA Resident Summer Camp in 2020 are as follows.
Fees for extra Scouters are calculated at $20 per day or $120 for the full week. Names of Scouters are not required until May 15. Two Scouters are free. Additional Scouters may be free according to the schedule below:
|# of youth per program||# of free Scouters||all additional adults|
These Scouts are always afforded the lowest possible camp fee rate. Because many troops don’t know what Webelos will be joining their troop until after the March 15th deposit date, a special registration category will be established for them. This will also include any youth who join the troop as new Scouts between March 15th and the beginning of the troop’s week at camp.
The Connecticut Rivers Council makes an effort to see that all Scouts have the chance to benefit from the programs offered at our three Camps. Should a Scout’s family be in a financial situation where assistance is needed, they may apply for a campership. Please know that camperships do not cover the full cost of registration, and are subject to approval by the Campership Committee.
Registration for all Specialty Camp programs will be accomplished by the individual. These programs will include Trail to Eagle and various other daily or weekend programs.
The Connecticut Rivers Council must commit financial resources to purchase equipment, hire staff, and otherwise prepare to provide the high quality programs in our camps well in advance of the camps opening for the summer. Participants therefore must also be prepared to make a financial commitment to attend.
Refund requests made before June 15th will be reimbursed the fee minus the cancellation fee of $75. Requests after June 15th will be reimbursed the fee minus the cancellation fee of $150.
All requests for refund consideration are to be in writing and sent either in the form of a letter or email to:
Connecticut Rivers Council
Attn: Mike Brown
60 Darlin St
East Hartford, CT 06108
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.