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 These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.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