The Connecticut Rivers Council believes all Scouts should have the opportunity to attend summer camp, no matter their financial situation. Therefore, the Connecticut Rivers Council is pleased to offer camperships to Scouts who are members of the Connecticut Rivers Council who attend a Connecticut Rivers Council Camp. Camperships are subject to available funding. Camperships are the equivalent of a school scholarship but for summer camp. They are awarded based upon financial need as determined by the most recent 1040 tax form. Extenuating circumstances may be considered.
Except on rare occasions, Camperships are NOT granted for amounts greater than 50% of the camp fee. Camperships are awarded for ONE (1) camp session per Scout. Camperships are not transferrable between Scouts. Please file a separate application for EACH individual in a household requesting a Campership (however only one tax form is required to be provided to the council per family).
The deadline for the submissions is April 15th. Any Campership applications received after April 15th (or incomplete campership applications not completed before April 15th) will be put into a pool for consideration of any remaining funds.
For more information or questions please contact Michele Soboslai at (860) 913-2746 or [email protected].
The Camp Workcoeman Alumni Association is a separate 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring every Scout can enjoy Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. The Association provides camperships to supplement those offered by the Council; as such, they request that families apply for a Council campership first. For more information and to request a campership, please email the group’s treasurer, Tom Leisten.
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 98 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.